• Disease That Can Spread From Dogs To Humans Discovered In Iowa
Disease That Can Spread From Dogs To Humans Discovered In Iowa

Multiple cases of Canine brucellosis originating from a small dog commercial breeding facility in Marion Co., Iowa, in the central part of the state have been confirmed . Despite the control of rabies in domestic dogs in the U.S., each year interactions with suspect animals result in the need to observe or test hundreds of thousands of animals...

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  • Measles outbreak: USA measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
Measles outbreak: USA measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

The CDC says the MMR vaccine is very effective and it is safe to get another dose. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) said in a news release that it has received a number of measles reports in residents, including a local outbreak of four confirmed cases linked to each other after worldwide travel and a single cas...

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  • Teens can work out for free at Planet Fitness this summer
Teens can work out for free at Planet Fitness this summer

A gym across the country, with locations here in eastern Carolina, is urging teens to be active this summer and is making it easier to do so. Beginning May 15 and ending September 1, teens who fall within that age range will be able to work out for free at Planet Fitness gym locations nationwide.

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  • Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important'
Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important'

Most of the cases have been linked to two apparently unrelated outbreaks: one centred among Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City, its suburbs and MI, and the other rooted in Washington state on the west coast. Those who get measles are also at risk for Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a very rare, but fatal disease of the centra...

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  • United States measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
United States measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

Globally, 169 million children weren't given a first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, the report shows. Vaccine refusal is a "growing public health timebomb", the head of the NHS has warned . "These cases are stark reminders of why New Yorkers must get vaccinated against the measles as soon as possible", New York City...

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  • NY outbreaks drive U.S. measles count up to 626
NY outbreaks drive U.S. measles count up to 626

The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring. "When you see a disease that is preventable with vaccination it is somewhat disheartening", said Avner, the chair of pediatrics at Maimonides Children's Hospital of Brooklyn.

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  • 3rd Case of Measles Reported In Maryland
3rd Case of Measles Reported In Maryland

In addition to properly vaccinating healthy children to prevent disease, adults can also take steps to avoid contracting and spreading the measles virus. Disease outbreaks disrupt national economies, jeopardizing global trade and investment opportunities. Anti-vaccine groups claim that vaccines are somehow related to autism, but that idea has bee...

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  • Capitalism vs. Socialism: Bernie Sanders’ Millions and 3 Homes
Capitalism vs. Socialism: Bernie Sanders’ Millions and 3 Homes

Sanders said to the moderators. The campaign did not say how much was given in that case. "These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate". On Monday, Sanders took a more measured tone in releasing his returns, making reference to his upbringing in a Brooklyn family of limited financial resources.

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  • CDC finds 78 new measles cases as outbreak sprints toward record
CDC finds 78 new measles cases as outbreak sprints toward record

New York City's effort to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood is facing opposition, with lawyers for parents opposed to vaccinations promising to file a lawsuit challenging the order by Friday.

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  • Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP
Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

A federal court has blocked a new rule by the Trump administration that allows health insurance plans that are cheaper than Obamacare and offer fewer consumer protections. In the suit filed by 11 states and the District of Columbia, the judge found the department unreasonably expanded the definition of employers to include groups without any real c...

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  • Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare
Trump Administration Asks Court To Totally Repeal Obamacare

However, during the 2017 congressional debate over repealing the health law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the GOP replacement plans would result in steep coverage losses. "So, I think according to the Lindsey Graham standard, that absolutely, does Trump meet that bar?" Yet just as Trump should be riding a wave of genera...

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  • Trump in 'good mood' after end of Mueller probe
Trump in 'good mood' after end of Mueller probe

Democrats had hoped to peel away more Republicans in the intervening weeks by pointing to a list of projects that could be delayed with the shift in money. Moscow has denied meddling. Mueller concluded his two-year investigation last week. "In six months, the Congress will have another opportunity to put a stop to this President's wrongdoing", ...

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  • Measles outbreak in New Zealand’s Canterbury widens to 20
Measles outbreak in New Zealand’s Canterbury widens to 20

In a statement, the Canterbury District of Health said "It can now be assumed that measles is circulating widely in our community". The advent of anti-vaxxer groups (people who choose not to vaccinate themselves or their children against vaccine-preventable infections), has resulted in a number of sporadic outbreaks of measles across developed na...

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  • HEALTH ALERT: Measles Exposure Reported in Hillsdale
HEALTH ALERT: Measles Exposure Reported in Hillsdale

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , said during the hearing. Scott Lindquist, MD, the Washington Department of Health epidemiologist for communicable diseases, told Contagionthat the legislation would be a good start, but more action is...

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  • Trump bars clinic referrals, sets up other abortion obstacles
Trump bars clinic referrals, sets up other abortion obstacles

The rule is expected to result in a dramatic change in the type of information the roughly 4 million women participating in the Title X program receive. But language in the rule reflects sentiments of Planned Parenthood critics, who insist that the group's ability to house abortion services under the same roof amounts to a taxpayer subsidy of abort...

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  • Pelosi Could File Legal Challenge if Trump Declares National Emergency
Pelosi Could File Legal Challenge if Trump Declares National Emergency

Senior Democrats have responded by accusing him of committing a "gross abuse of power" and a "lawless act" . A political impasse over the wall sparked a 35-day shutdown of much of the federal government-the longest government shutdown in US history-that ended with an interim deal in early January.

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  • Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018
Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018

As the count of people with measles climbs toward 50, Clark County Public Health announced a short reprieve. That helps explain why public health officials get so concerned when outbreaks occur, which they have been with increasing frequency in recent years.

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  • Health Officials Say 5 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Texas
Health Officials Say 5 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Texas

Three Multnomah County residents are confirmed to have been diagnosed with measles. In Harris County , two boys and a woman are being treated for measles. A state of emergency was announced recently in the western US state of Washington after a measles outburst that has impacted over two dozen people and the majority of them are children.

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  • World Record Instagram Egg Shares Thoughtful Message
World Record Instagram Egg Shares Thoughtful Message

The record holder for the most liked image on Instagram is now using the popularity for good. World_record_egg has attracted attention from marketers and companies, with some analysts predicting that the egg account could be worth around $10 million .

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  • DOH buying more measles vaccine amid rising number of cases
DOH buying more measles vaccine amid rising number of cases

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. The DoH admitted that the controversy has in part caused last year's decline in measles vaccination and outbreaks in the country. "Most children start that at the age of one and it's a two-shot series", said Sharon Goforth. "We should've panicked then and gotten our MMR vaccines up to ...

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  • Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth
Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth

He says the family is aware of the intense public interest in the case but is not prepared emotionally to speak about it. Martin Solomon, a personal injury attorney in Phoenix whose clients are mostly vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, said a lawyer representing this woman should call for all pertinent medical records, a list of c...

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  • New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor
New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a plan to "guarantee health care to all New Yorkers". On Tuesday, DeBlasio unveiled NYC Care , a program will guarantee health care for the estimated 600,000 New Yorkers who do not now have health insurance , according to the mayor's office.

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  • First Child Dies of Influenza in New Jersey
First Child Dies of Influenza in New Jersey

The best protection against the flu is the flu shot, but is it too late to get vaccinated? Residents should also remember that it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take full effect. However, these figures reflect only cases in which testing was performed; many more people who come down with the flu don't seek medical assistance and theref...

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  • Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now
Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now

The moves follow a better-than-expected job report that showed that 312,000 jobs were created in December, with the unemployment rate rising to 3.9%, as more workers entered the workforce. The head of the Fed, once confirmed by the Senate, can only be removed "for cause", not a policy disagreement. The two former central bank chairs also threw th...

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  • Flu cases on the rise; H1N1 most prevalent strain
Flu cases on the rise; H1N1 most prevalent strain

But that's not to say flu hospitalizations will remain low for the remainder of the year. Children younger than 5 had the highest incidence of hospitalization, with 10 per 100,000 people. Getting a flu shot should be at the top of the list for those at high risk for flu, including the elderly and people with heart disease or lung disease and pregna...

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