Washington measles outbreak climbs while other states grapple with the disease

As a measles outbreak rages in Clark County, health care professionals advise a simple solution: Get vaccinated. It is not clear where the King County patient became infected, but he did report having traveled to Vancouver, the seat of Clark Coun... More..

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Brushing with toothpaste too often can cause tooth decay
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Brushing with toothpaste too often can cause tooth decay

Children younger than 3 should use only a smear of toothpaste, only the size of a rice grain. Parents should be squeezing no more than a pea-size amount of toothpaste on their children's toothbrushes, according...More..

Monday marks World Cancer Day
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Monday marks World Cancer Day

Health authorities routinely launch nationwide checks against cancer and last year's checks involved 7 million people examined for likely breast, cervical and colorectal cancers , Anadolu Agency reports. A S...More..

WashU Expert: New Trump drug policy proposal ambitious, but is it feasible?
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

WashU Expert: New Trump drug policy proposal ambitious, but is it feasible?

The rule would exclude rebates from safe harbor protections that now shelter drug makers' rebates from penalties under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and would create new safe harbor for discounts offered...More..

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum

A new study says vaping may be best for quitting cigarettes, but it is still a health risk. 'This is now likely to change'. They were also asked questions created to illuminate how prone they were toward ri...More..

by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Flu upgraded to 'widespread' in Tennessee — CDC

Two more children died of complications from the flu, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths to 24 this season. "The majority of cases have been reported in the Perth metropolitan area, but regional ar...More..

No, Septilin Will Not Help Combat or Treat Swine Flu
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

No, Septilin Will Not Help Combat or Treat Swine Flu

The strain originated in pigs, but is now a human disease with symptoms similar to those of a seasonal flu. Other schools have sent out advisories to parents concerning the spread of the disease. Ahmedabad cont...More..

Can Vaping Really Help Smokers Quit? 2019 Study Results
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Can Vaping Really Help Smokers Quit? 2019 Study Results

The researchers said: "refillable e-cigarettes had greater [effectiveness] than nicotine-replacement therapy, even though nicotine-replacement therapy was provided in combinations and under expert guidance". Ho...More..

Measles outbreak in northwest US prompt look at vaccine exemptions
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Measles outbreak in northwest US prompt look at vaccine exemptions

Smith has an appointment to get her son vaccinated as soon as he's eligible - the day after he turns 1. Those who may have been exposed should watch for early symptoms of high fever, malaise and red eyes, fol...More..

Bell Let's Talk Day raises awareness and money for mental health initiatives
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Bell Let's Talk Day raises awareness and money for mental health initiatives

The Binghamton Devils organization participated in the Bell Lets Talk social media campaign to raise awareness of mental health and assist in donating to the cause. How will you support your employees' ment...More..

by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

CDC raising concerns over increasing number of measles cases

The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in OR and Washington since January 1, with 11 more cases suspected. In recent years, however, the viral illness has popped up again from NY to California and si...More..

Ebola Outbreak in Congo is the Second Biggest in History
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Ebola Outbreak in Congo is the Second Biggest in History

A dispute linked to a tribal chief's burial is seen as a catalyst for the fighting between the Banunu and Batende communities. A total of 59 burial sites were found in two of the attacked towns in the region,...More..

Measles Outbreak: What You Need To Know About Disease
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Measles Outbreak: What You Need To Know About Disease

The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday - an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. The measles vaccine is av...More..

Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss, study claims
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss, study claims

People who skipped breakfast were about one pound lighter than those who ate breakfast. Commenting on the results, Dr Frankie Phillips, registered dietitian for the British Dietetic Association, said: "Whil...More..

California doctor fighting for license after giving cannabis to boy, 4
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

California doctor fighting for license after giving cannabis to boy, 4

The diagnosis was done without consulting a psychiatrist nor the boy's school about his behaviour; instead, it was based only on the father's history, as per report . 'Tantrums alone, and primarily exhibited i...More..

Bell Let's Talk: How are you supporting mental health?
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Bell Let's Talk: How are you supporting mental health?

There were 145,442,699 messages of support across social media and other platforms. Tim Hortons donated coffee and muffins, Youth Wellness Hub Ontario donated prizes and Bell provided swag for the event. ...More..

by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

20-year-old man dies after eating 5-day-old pasta

A student has died after eating a bowl of pasta that he had left out on on his kitchen benchtop for five days. "Immediately after eating, he left home for his sports activities, but he returned 30 minutes l...More..

Apple, Aetna Launch Attain App to Boost Healthy Behavior
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Apple, Aetna Launch Attain App to Boost Healthy Behavior

Apple is by no means stopping there, with a major health care partnership that's been reportedly in the works since 2017 finally unveiled by Aetna yesterday. Through analytics and machine learning, the collab...More..

Time on screens could cause delays in pre-school learning
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time on screens could cause delays in pre-school learning

The children averaged 17.09 hours, 24.99 hours, 10.85 hours per week at two, three and five years of age, respectively. When followed across three time points, researchers found the children with higher lev...More..

Tracing George's journey: The minister who overlooked Pokhran nuclear test
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tracing George's journey: The minister who overlooked Pokhran nuclear test

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express grief over his demise. Known to be honest and forthright, Mr Fernandes was often described as a rebel who fought for the rights of the poor people and...More..

by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Scientists expect cure for cancer in 1 year

Dan Aridor, a lead scientist from Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi ), said his team would have a cure for cancer, according to The Jerusalem Post . "By using at least three targeting peptides ...More..

Health Officials Scramble To Contain Measles Outbreak
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Health Officials Scramble To Contain Measles Outbreak

There is one case so far in Multnomah County , one in King County, Washington, and now a suspected case in Deschutes County. Of the 26 cases confirmed cases, 16 are in kids from as young as one up to just 10...More..

by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Washington declares public health emergency after measles outbreak of mostly unvaccinated children

Earlier today, Dr. Donald Baird - a family practitioner and the current public health officer for the county of Humboldt - spoke with KHUM's Lyndsey Battle about the low rates of vaccination among certain Humbo...More..

by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cancer cure? Scientists claim to expect cure in one year

It could also reduce the sickening side-effects of most cancer treatments, according to Morad. "We made sure that the treatment will not be affected by mutations; cancer cells can mutate in such a way that ta...More..

by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

There's A State Of Emergency In Washington Thanks To Anti-Vax Parents

Twenty-six of the confirmed patients had not been vaccinated against measles , and the vaccination status of four other patients is unknown. The outbreak is being closely monitored and one person has been take...More..

by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Washington under state of emergency as measles cases rise

As of Monday there 35 confirmed cases in Clark County and one case in King County . In Friday's statement , Inslee said, " Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small chi...More..

Confirmed Measles Case in Multnomah County
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Confirmed Measles Case in Multnomah County

Twenty-six of those suffering from the disease had not been immunized and the vaccination status of four others was unverified. Authorities say nine additional cases are suspected. Around 88 per cent of childre...More..

Kamala Harris CNN town hall
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Kamala Harris CNN town hall

As the daughter of immigrants, a battle between this pair has the potential for fireworks, and would reflect the tenor of deep political divide in America. Since her announcement, Harris has been criticized for...More..

HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online

Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has ascertained that confidential information regarding 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013, and 2,400 of their contacts, is in the possession of an unau...More..

by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Once eradicated in USA, measles outbreak sickens 35 in two states

A recently-introduced bill in the Washington State Legislature would put a stop to personal exemptions for the measles vaccine in children. "Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fat...More..