71 new measles cases push USA closer to record level

A New York City judge has dismissed a complaint from parents who objected to the city's emergency vaccine order meant to immediately curb a unsafe measles epidemic threatening the city's vulnerable. However, in 2019, instead of celebrating public hea... More..

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Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC

Instead, the judge noted that the current measles outbreak represents the "most significant spike in incidences of measles in the United States in many years and that the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn is...More..

by | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Health warning as measles confirmed on Coast

A tell-tale rash that signals measles doesn't show up until a few days later. By April 19, the United States reached its second record high number of measles cases since the disease was eliminated in 2000. Ju...More..

Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region
by | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

While the MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective method of preventing measles, it is only 97 percent effective, so population-wide immunity is a key component to protecting our most at risk New Yorkers fr...More..

Doctor Fighting Ebola Outbreak in Congo Killed in Attack
by | Monday, April 22, 2019

Doctor Fighting Ebola Outbreak in Congo Killed in Attack

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that epidemiologist Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, who was deployed by the organization in response to the Ebola outbreak, was killed by attackers in Butembo Universi...More..

Scientists restore functions in pig's brain hours after death
by | Monday, April 22, 2019

Scientists restore functions in pig's brain hours after death

This obviously raises many ethical questions and the researchers state that their goal was not to restore consciousness in the pig brains, but to allow for a new way to more accurately study brain diseases or...More..

Israeli researchers unveil 3D printed heart created from patient cells
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Israeli researchers unveil 3D printed heart created from patient cells

The heart, about the size of a rabbit's, is too small for a human, and researchers are still figuring out how to coax it to beat and circulate blood. 3D printers at present are limited by their resolution s...More..

Bacon, ham, red meat link to bowel cancer
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bacon, ham, red meat link to bowel cancer

Prof Key and co-authors Dr Kathryn Bradbury and Dr Neil Murphy studied the diets of almost half a million British men and women , aged 40 to 69 when the research began, over more than five years - during whi...More..

Measles case reported to DOH, visitors and Floridians asked to get vaccinated
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Measles case reported to DOH, visitors and Floridians asked to get vaccinated

On Wednesday, the ministry said it would keep child healthcare centers open throughout the Passover holiday next week, when children are on vacation, in a coordinated drive to step up vaccination rates. In orde...More..

Eight Listeria Infections, Including One Fatality, Linked To Deli Meats, Cheeses
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Eight Listeria Infections, Including One Fatality, Linked To Deli Meats, Cheeses

Those interviewed by the CDC said they ate different types and brands of products from various deli counters. As of April 15, eight people in four states-Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania-wer...More..

Doctors and Professionals in 11 States Charged in Historic Federal Opioid Sting
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Doctors and Professionals in 11 States Charged in Historic Federal Opioid Sting

Dozens of people were charged in the sting, including thirty-one doctors, seven pharmacists, and eight nurse practitioners, who are said to have taken part in 350,000 prescriptions and over 32 million pills dis...More..

Pig brains experiment: Yale University experiment makes bombshell finding
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Pig brains experiment: Yale University experiment makes bombshell finding

Researchers hope their BrainEx system - detailed Wednesday in the journal Nature - can help scientists study cellular functionality inside intact large mammalian brains. The new research confirms how little...More..

Worldwide measles cases triple in 2019
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Worldwide measles cases triple in 2019

More than 20 states have reported measles cases this year. But the so-called anti-vax movement - driven by fraudulent claims linking the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, and a risk of autis...More..

Montgomery Health Providers On Guard for Measles
by | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Montgomery Health Providers On Guard for Measles

Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing , 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. • April 12, Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Airport, 2873 Kraft Ave. "It is concerning that three cases of measles have been identified in Maryland in such a sho...More..

FDA orders surgical mesh for pelvic operations off the market
by | Thursday, April 18, 2019

FDA orders surgical mesh for pelvic operations off the market

The FDA said makers of the products such as Boston Scientific Corp and Coloplast A/S did not demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of these devices in their premarket applications....More..

'I don't trust Barr' Nancy Pelosi comments on attorney general
by | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

'I don't trust Barr' Nancy Pelosi comments on attorney general

Cable news and social media were abuzz with one of Barr's earlier word choices, when he told senators that he would look into the work of US intelligence agencies directed at the Trump campaign during the 201...More..

Researchers develop first printed 3D heart in major scientific breakthrough
by | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Researchers develop first printed 3D heart in major scientific breakthrough

Scientists in Israel on Monday unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a first and a "major medical breakthrough" that advances possibilities for transplants. "Here, we can re...More..

Global measles cases soar in first three months of 2019, World Health Organization says
by | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Global measles cases soar in first three months of 2019, World Health Organization says

Scientists are concerned measles could return even though it was "eliminated" in the US 20 years ago. Currently, the 2019 tally is the highest since an outbreak in 2014 that saw 667 cases. The cases were foun...More..

Mnuchin postpones decision on handing over Trump tax returns
by | Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mnuchin postpones decision on handing over Trump tax returns

Neal argued in this second letter that the law granting him the authority to request tax documents is "Unambiguous and raises no complicated legal issues that warrant supervision or review by" the Justice or Tr...More..

NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer
by | Saturday, April 13, 2019

NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer

If people are unsure of their vaccination history, Amler said , they should contact their health department or the last school they attended. Mandatory vaccination programmes have been implemented in Italy a...More..

Barr says he'll release redacted Mueller report 'within a week'
by | Saturday, April 13, 2019

Barr says he'll release redacted Mueller report 'within a week'

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also would be eligible, Barr said, and the attorney general announced something else likely to please Graham, too: another forthcoming report about in...More..

by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Measles emergency in NYC

The clinics are being offered in an effort to stop the spread of the virus following the news that eight Westchester County residents have confirmed cases of measles . "Most people do vaccinate their kids, it h...More..

Vitamins and Supplements Can't Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Vitamins and Supplements Can't Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says

Researchers from Tufts University compared the intake of a range of nutrients with rates of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Roughly 34 per cent of British people take health supple...More..

Barr has team reviewing origins of Russian Federation investigation
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Barr has team reviewing origins of Russian Federation investigation

Barr is appearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee one day after he testified before a House subcommittee and answered many - though not all - questions from lawmakers about the release of Mueller's ...More..

DE BLASIO'S NYC: Mayor Declares 'Health Emergency' as Measles Outbreak Hits Brooklyn
by | Thursday, April 11, 2019

DE BLASIO'S NYC: Mayor Declares 'Health Emergency' as Measles Outbreak Hits Brooklyn

The city said it would help everyone covered by the order get the vaccine if they can't obtain it quickly through their regular medical provider. "We're making clear that unvaccinated students will not be a...More..

Mayor declares public health emergency following measles outbreak in Brooklyn's orthodox communities
by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mayor declares public health emergency following measles outbreak in Brooklyn's orthodox communities

The measles outbreak in Brooklyn, primarily among Orthodox Jewish children, prompted New York City on Tuesday to declare a public health emergency , requiring unvaccinated people in the affected areas to g...More..

by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New York City declares health emergency over measles outbreak in Williamsburg

Since October, however, 285 cases of measles have been confirmed in New York City , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Friday, a NY state judge lifted the state of emerge...More..

by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents

We can not allow this risky disease to make a comeback in New York City. New York City on Tuesday, April 9, declared a public health emergency and ordered mandatory measles vaccinations amid an outbrea...More..

US Measles Cases This Year Reach 465: CDC
by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

US Measles Cases This Year Reach 465: CDC

No. CDC considers people who received two doses of measles vaccine as children according to the US vaccination schedule protected for life, and they do not ever need a booster dose. "It's important that paren...More..

by | Tuesday, April 09, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak

The New York City Department of Health has threatened to fine or even close USA yeshivas in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn if students who are not vaccinated against measles are allowed to attend...More..