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Medical Zombie Deer Disease Detected in NY
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That's why it's been called "zombie" disease. However, it is important to note that infected animals may appear perfectly healthy because symptoms usually don't appear for months or even years. Some experts have raised concerns that the disease could pose a risk to humans. Scientists think that the abnormal prions responsible for causing CWD spread between animals through either direct or indirect (contaminated food, soil or water) contact with bodily fluids, such as feces, saliva, blood or ...

Medical Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations
Author: 0 Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations

The other case is unrelated. Measles infects more than 90 percent of people who are exposed and susceptible, and even with the best of care, measles can cause swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and death. "You have to go through a registration system", Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday. In Ontario, children who attend primary or secondary school must be immunized against several diseases, including measles, unless they have an exemption for medical reasons or due to conscience or ...

Medical The Deadly ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ May Attack Humans Soon
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases of chronic wasting disease have been reported at least 24 states, as well as two provinces in Canada. If CWD has been recorded in a given area, the CDC "recommends that hunters strongly consider having those animals tested before eating the meat". The symptoms in animals affected with CWD make take over a year to be apparent.

Medical Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests
Author: 0 Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests

The findings could help practitioners identify the risk of heart disease early on. For the goal of the study, the researchers at the Harvard T.H. At the start and at periodic physical fitness examinations their push-up capacity and exercise tolerance were assessed between February 2000 and November 2007.

Medical Facebook says it may remove anti-vaccine recommendations
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Facebook, under more pressure from lawmakers and health experts to combat misinformation about vaccinations, said Thursday it's looking at ways to tackle the problem. Should Facebook be doing more to take action against such groups? But this doesn't work in the social network's groups, where the bulk of anti-vaccination material is spread.

Medical Diet Sodas and Juices Are Linked to Higher Stroke Risk, Study Says
Author: 0 Diet Sodas and Juices Are Linked to Higher Stroke Risk, Study Says

So, "we can't assume these diet drinks are harmless, particularly when consumed at high levels", Mossavar-Rahmani said. That group "had significantly greater likelihood" of strokes and coronary heart disease . The research showed that obesity played a role, too, as those who drank two or more diet drinks a day and were also obese had more than double the stroke risk.

Medical This year's flu vaccine seems to actually be working
Author: 0 This year's flu vaccine seems to actually be working

The CDC says the predominant strain of the virus so far this season is H1N1 in most of the country, although a strain called H3N2 is predominant in the southeast. For the first time, the CDC is providing flu prevalence estimates , and as of February 2, the authors wrote, influenza is estimated to have caused 9,600-15,900 deaths and 155,000-186,000 hospitalizations.

Medical Well being: Teen Vaping On The Rise: What Are The Dangers?
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About 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users of a tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017, according to results from the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey . E-cigarette use increased to almost 21 percent among high schoolers and 5 percent among middle schoolers in 2018, up from about 12 percent and 3 percent in 2017, respectively.

Medical Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre
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Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the "stupid" bill. "If they do come, you can thank the Labour Party and (opposition leader) Bill Shorten". "I believe that we can keep our borders secure, we can uphold national security but still treat people humanely", Shorten told Parliament. "This is merely codifying something that the government itself says is happening now".

Medical Measles making comeback on widening anti-vaccine movement
Author: 0 Measles making comeback on widening anti-vaccine movement

More than 70 people - mostly children - have died nationwide since January, with a high concentration of cases in the capital, Manila, and its surrounding provinces. In Washington , lawmakers heard testimony last week on a bill that would remove the ability of parents to claim personal and philosophical exemptions from the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for their school-age children.

Medical Fitbit has a new tracker, but it’s prescription-only
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For now the Fitbit Inspire seems to be exclusive to the United States, but you might soon see it offered by your insurance company or your place of work. Fitbit Inspire and its advanced version Fitbit Inspire HR have been introduced and are reportedly the company's cheapest as of date, but they are purchasable exclusively by corporate employees and health insurance members.

Medical Using marijuana may not affect men's fertility
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According to a team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , men who had smoked marijuana had higher sperm concentration and count than men who had never inhaled. However, Chavarro noted that some of those past studies surveyed men who use multiple drugs at once, making it hard to pinpoint the effects of marijuana alone.

Medical Filipino parents urged to immunise children amid measles outbreak
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There have been 1,813 measles cases and 26 deaths in Philippines as of January 26, according to the Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau. "These regions need to scale up their response against measles and have all unvaccinated children vaccinated against measles, a proven effective and safe measure to further stop its spread, " he said.

Medical Equine Flu Shock For UK Racing
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It also means that the seven races at Newbury, including the Betfair Hurdle and the Denman Chase, have had to be cancelled. Equine influenza is a highly infectious disease of horses, mules and donkeys. The Animal Health Trust has already identified seven cases in domestically-owned horses in a month in Yorkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

Medical One Measles Case Confirmed In Denton County
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The Houston outbreak comes as new circumstances of measles are being confirmed in Washington state every day, and different instances have been established in Oregon, Georgia, and NY. A hallmark of measles is a rash that begins as flat, red spots on the face and spreads down the neck to the rest of the body. Until lab results are available, and in order to protect those who may have been exposed, Public Health is treating these suspect cases as we would treat confirmed cases and ...

Medical Measles infections hit decade high in Europe
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Washington and OR are among 17 states that allow non-medical exemptions from vaccination requirements for school entry, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures . Since the beginning of the year, things have been looking increasingly grim in parts of OR and Washington due to a measles outbreak that has affected dozens of people.

Medical Men’s brains age faster than women’s
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Manu Goyal from the Washington University School of Medicine . "It's possible the finding we're seeing helps to explain some of that". The brain still uses sugar for cognitive function, but aerobic glycolysis plateaus at a low level usually by the time people are in their 60s.

Medical Obesity-Linked Cancers Rising Rapidly Among US Millennials, Study Finds
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A steep rise in obesity over the past four decades may have increased the cancer risk for younger Americans, a new report led by the American Cancer Society says. Nathan Berger, who was not associated with the American Cancer Society study. In addition, millennials (anyone born between 1981 and 1996) these days are twice more likely to develop colorectal, endometrial , pancreatic and gallbladder cancers than baby boomers (people born worldwide between 1946 and 1964) when they were the ...

Medical Measles Cases Confirmed In Washington State
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If you are not sure if you are immune to measles, you can get a blood test to find out. The policy allows children to go to school without getting vaccinated, if their parents have a personal objection, but one state representative is pushing a measure eliminating the exemption, specifically for the measles vaccine .

Medical Monday marks World Cancer Day
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Most people will know at least one person affected by cancer . In China, more than 80-90 percent of patients with stomach cancer are in advanced stage at the time of diagnosis, and the rate of early detection is only 7-10 percent, which results in a 5-year survival rate of less than 30 percent.

Medical E-Cigs May Help Cigarette Smokers Kick Tobacco
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While some research (including by Levy ) has cast doubt on the idea that teen vaping will cause more teen smoking, agencies like the Food and Drug Administration are pushing policies that will restrict flavored e-cigarettes from being widely available in stores or online.

Medical Flu upgraded to 'widespread' in Tennessee — CDC
Author: 0 Flu upgraded to 'widespread' in Tennessee — CDC

This season has had about 22 child deaths across the USA from the flu, according to the department. But some workplaces have been reporting an unseasonal spate of staff calling in sick with flu-like illnesses, after a relatively mild season last winter.

Medical E-cigarettes much better for quit smoking
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The researchers analyzed data from three waves of the nationally representative Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study (2013-2016) in their effort to evaluate the association between prior e-cigarette use and use of other non-cigarette tobacco products with later cigarette initiation over a roughly 2-year period.

Medical Number Of Rockland Measles Cases Increases As Bill Is Introduced Regarding Vaccines
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At least 44 people in Washington and OR have fallen ill in recent weeks with the extraordinarily contagious virus, which was eradicated in the U.S.in 2000 as a result of immunization but arrives periodically with overseas travelers. Schools in Idaho, Shoshone, Lemhi, Valley and Camas counties also had double-digit exemption rates. Before mass vaccination, 400 to 500 people in the United States died of the measles every year, 50,000 people were hospitalized and 4,000 people developed brain ...

Author: 0 Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement

Officials say the vast majority of people who have been infected are likely children of parents who decided not to have them vaccinated. Washoe County Health District officials note that measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Medical Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo
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MONUSCO reports that the security situation is now calm, with national security forces having been deployed to affected areas. Kinshasa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest outbreak of the virus in history, after the epidemic that affected West Africa from 2014 to 2016.

Medical Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported
Author: 0 Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

Last year, there were 17 outbreaks and about 350 cases of measles in the U.S. Locations and venues include Portland International Airport , at the Moda Center during a Portland Trail Blazers basketball game, an Amazon Locker location and stores such as Costco and Ikea.

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Tim Hortons donated coffee and muffins, Youth Wellness Hub Ontario donated prizes and Bell provided swag for the event. The intent behind these events is to encourage workers and employers to speak up about mental health issues and to educate them that there are tools available to help.

Medical Breakfast Not Key to Weight Loss After All
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The researchers concluded that working out the long-term effect of skipping or adding breakfast to diets still needed more research. "We found that breakfast is not the most important time of the day to eat, even though that belief is really entrenched in our society and around the world." The researchers in Australia also found that eating breakfast could still have some important effects such as improved concentration and attentiveness levels in children.

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