Sac County: Flu Season is in Full Swing

It's also possible to become infected by touching an object with the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes, which are entry points for the virus. Her team also tracks how many people were diagnosed with flu, but not admitted to a... More..

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Jersey City mayor says footage shows shooters targeted Jewish store
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Jersey City mayor says footage shows shooters targeted Jewish store

At the supermarket, the suspects killed three civilians and wounded two police officers during an hours-long shootout with police. After the deadly shooting in the cemetery, it is unclear exactly what route t...More..

Bird flu at Mid Suffolk farm sees 27,000 chickens culled
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bird flu at Mid Suffolk farm sees 27,000 chickens culled

All of the chickens at the farm - 27,000 to be exact - will be humanely killed in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading. 'I would like to urge all commercial and non-commercial producers to maintain...More..

Erlanger Reports Significant Spike In Flu-like Illness In December
by | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Erlanger Reports Significant Spike In Flu-like Illness In December

Douglas County flu activity continues to increase according to the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD). A Pierce County man in his 40s was the first person to die of flu-related causes in Washington durin...More..

Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years

He added that the VDPV1 is classified as a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) type 1. Malaysian health authorities on Monday launched a vaccination campaign in rural areas of the jungle-covere...More..

SCOTUS denies First Amendment challenge to Kentucky ultrasound abortion law
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

SCOTUS denies First Amendment challenge to Kentucky ultrasound abortion law

Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, applauded the Supreme Court's move in rejecting the appeal, resulting in the 2017 law being upheld . The law comes as other states pass laws meant to spark cour...More..

A new model of health care for the Orillia area
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

A new model of health care for the Orillia area

He noted, though, that the initial emphasis would be on improved patient and provider experience under current funded levels, rather than cutting health-system costs. The Halton team is scheduled to begin imple...More..

Bernie Sanders pulls ahead of 2020 Democratic presidential rivals in California
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

Bernie Sanders pulls ahead of 2020 Democratic presidential rivals in California

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was fifth with seven percent. "The race is really unusually fluid", Mark DiCamillo, director of the Berkeley IGS, told the Los Angeles Times . "It's going to be tough". Califo...More..

Prince Harry Sentebale commemorating World AIDS Day
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

Prince Harry Sentebale commemorating World AIDS Day

HIV - human immunodeficiency virus - attacks the body's natural defence system and as a result, the body can not fight infection and disease. In Pakistan, this number was 5,800, followed by Nepal (1,600) and Ba...More..

Injuries due to cell phone usage have risen dramatically since 2007
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

Injuries due to cell phone usage have risen dramatically since 2007

While children under the age of 13 accounted for the vast majority of direct injuries, adults were at a much higher risk for injuries related to distraction by phones, with people over the age of 50 at highes...More..

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
by | Monday, December 09, 2019

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

Nationally, the flu season is off to its earliest start since 2003-2004, which was particularly severe, the Associated Press reported. "The flu shot protects you and those around you by making it less likely ...More..

Samoa arrests vaccination critic amid deadly measles crisis
by | Sunday, December 08, 2019

Samoa arrests vaccination critic amid deadly measles crisis

At least 63 people, a lot of them children, have died since the outbreak began in mid-October and the country on Friday entered a second day of lockdown as it administers compulsory vaccinations in a desperate ...More..

Warren goes after Buttigieg, Bloomberg in change of tactics NBC News
by | Friday, December 06, 2019

Warren goes after Buttigieg, Bloomberg in change of tactics NBC News

LGBTQ activists blasted Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg after images of the South Bend, Indiana, mayor volunteering with the Salvation Army resurfaced on Tuesday. "We were raising money t...More..

Did you know hair dyes and straighteners can increase breast cancer risk?
by | Friday, December 06, 2019

Did you know hair dyes and straighteners can increase breast cancer risk?

Black women were less likely to use permanent hair dye but significantly more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer after using it. The study found that women who used permanent hair dye in the year bef...More..

Senior NHS staff urge frontline health workers to get flu jab
by | Friday, December 06, 2019

Senior NHS staff urge frontline health workers to get flu jab

Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, being very exhausted, and body aches. But they especially encourage pregnant women, young children and the elderly to get the shot, as they are often...More..

6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says
by | Friday, December 06, 2019

6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says

The East County woman died on November 23 from influenza B and there was no indication she received a flu shot this season, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. Health officials report that...More..

Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress
by | Friday, December 06, 2019

Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children where vaccines are available, including the United Kingdom, while efforts are stepped up to vaccinate youngsters in countries without ready access to the ja...More..

Joe Biden: ‘Of Course’ I Would Consider Kamala Harris as VP Pick
by | Friday, December 06, 2019

Joe Biden: ‘Of Course’ I Would Consider Kamala Harris as VP Pick

Harris previously accused Biden of working with senators who supported segregation back in the 1970's. "I'll see you at your trial". Former Vice President Joe Biden leads a cluster of four contenders near the...More..

Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door

The federal government instructed most private and non-private employees to remain residence for 2 days and shut down roads to nonessential autos as groups started going door-to-door to manage vaccines. The gov...More..

Pete Buttigieg wants Thomas Jefferson events and buildings renamed
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

Pete Buttigieg wants Thomas Jefferson events and buildings renamed

Mr Biden, who would be the oldest first-term president to be sworn in at 78, said the term was meant to highlight his truthfulness when compared to Donald Trump. "However going forward, my message to shadowy Am...More..

New federal program increases access to free HIV prevention meds in Hudson
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

New federal program increases access to free HIV prevention meds in Hudson

The HHS program, dubbed Ready, Set, PrEP , aims to expand access to and use of the drug PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, in an effort to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. With U.S. statistics showing almost 40...More..

Scientists enraged by China's experiment on babies
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

Scientists enraged by China's experiment on babies

It is this gene that Jiankui claimed to have targeted using the powerful editing tool CRISPR . "The claim they have reproduced the prevalent CCR5 variant is a blatant misrepresentation of the actual data a...More..

Scientists developing once-a-month birth control pill
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

Scientists developing once-a-month birth control pill

In the new study, the researchers extended that time frame, and applied the technology to another long-term drug - oral contraceptives. As they slowly dissolve over weeks, they release the drug continuously. To...More..

How brushing your teeth could cut heart failure risk
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

How brushing your teeth could cut heart failure risk

The researchers had over 161,000 participants involved in the study, none of whom had any issues regarding their heart health when the study began. Participants who brushed their teeth three or more times a da...More..

Study Links Hair Dyes, Cancer
by | Thursday, December 05, 2019

Study Links Hair Dyes, Cancer

The study found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products. Previous research with animals h...More..

Doctors bring a dead heart 'back to life' for groundbreaking transplant
by | Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Doctors bring a dead heart 'back to life' for groundbreaking transplant

A heart transplant team at Duke University, North Carolina, has become the first in the U.S. to reanimate the heart of a deceased donor and transplant it into a recipient. By the time a heart stops naturally, i...More..

170000 adults with HIV are not on treatment - Ghana Aids Commission
by | Wednesday, December 04, 2019

170000 adults with HIV are not on treatment - Ghana Aids Commission

The government has said it has been relentless in its mission to turn the HIV, Aids and TB epidemics around, and that there were notable achievements to celebrate. "The good news is people are living and thri...More..

Why Everyone Is Talking About That Bizarre 2017 Clip of Joe Biden
by | Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Why Everyone Is Talking About That Bizarre 2017 Clip of Joe Biden

Elizabeth Warren was asked by a tearful young queer person about acceptance during an Iowa campaign event, and she responded by telling a moving, personal story and giving the teen a big hug. But on Sunday nig...More..

New Zealand newspaper publishes cartoon mocking Samoa measles crisis
by | Tuesday, December 03, 2019

New Zealand newspaper publishes cartoon mocking Samoa measles crisis

The Pacific island nation of Samoa has made a decision to close its public and government services for two days as a defense against a spreading measles outbreak. The highly infectious disease has been crossing...More..

Measle Cases Double in Samoa
by | Monday, December 02, 2019

Measle Cases Double in Samoa

The Samoan government issued an update on Wednesday that verified the death toll had risen to 39, with 35 of those deaths minors under the age of four. Kate O'Brien, director of the WHO's immunization departmen...More..