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Only one AZ hospital makes US News' best children's hospitals list

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News. U.S. News said Lurie Children's didn't necessarily drop in patient care. The 2019-2020 rankings are based on the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on US pediatric hospitals including patient outcomes such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. Read More »

Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms

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Kenya has been on high alert following the outbreak of Ebola in neighbouring Uganda. Ugandan health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said authorities were "well prepared" for the new outbreak and had moved quickly to detect and isolate cases. On June 11, Uganda reported an outbreak of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the western district of Kasese, next to the Ebola-hit eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read More »

Patient Dies After Fecal Transplant, the FDA Warns

However, the FDA warning emphasizes caution due to a recent case where two individuals receiving the fecal transplants became seriously ill, with one of the recipients actually dying as a result. In light of the adverse events, the FDA said yesterday it recommends that donor screening questions specifically "address risk factors for colonization with MDROs, and exclusion of individuals at higher risk of colonization with MDROs". Read More »

UN Says Ebola Not Yet a Global Emergency

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Suddenly an outbreak that was inching downward exploded, with more cases in April and May than in the five previous months combined. As with two similar past meetings, the experts convened to decide whether a "Public health emergency of worldwide concern" designation should be applied to the DRC outbreak. Read More »

Sleeping with TV on may make you gain weight

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Published by the Journal of the American Medical Association , the study was based on a survey of almost 44,000 American women, who were followed for five years. He said the link between exposure to artificial light at night and obesity may not indicate that one causes the other. Among women who weren't obese at the study's, those who reported exposure to any light at night were about 20% more likely to become obese during the study, compared with those who didn't report exposure to ... Read More »

California to provide free health care to undocumented immigrants

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Under this measure, lclandestine immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25 can benefit from Medi-Cal health coverage , free state health service for Californians with fewer resources. Lawmakers have until midnight on Saturday to do so or they forfeit pay. The California legislature is required to enact a budget before June 16 and a final vote is expected prior to the deadline. Read More »

Governor Kay Ivey Signs 'Chemical Castration' Bill into Law

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Ivey had been mum on whether she would support the legislation until ultimately giving it her approval on Monday, the final day for which she could sign bills into law following the legislative session. Under the measure, certain offenders must receive the medication before they are paroled from prison. Some studies show offenders who undergo chemical castration have a lower recidivism rate than those without it. Read More »

Provention's PRV-031 found to delay type II diabetes by two years

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Nineteen of the 44 individuals given teplizumab went on to become diabetic, compared to 23 of the 32 who received placebo. Following treatment, the percentage of diabetes-free participants was twice as high in the teplizumab group (57%) than the placebo group (28%), the article reported . Read More »

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda diagnosed with virus

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In April a WHO expert committee decided that the outbreak, while of " deep concern ", was not yet a global health emergency. But worldwide spread is one of the major criteria the United Nations agency considers before such a declaration. Officials from the two countries will meet on Wednesday about the possibility of sending the family back to Beni in Congo for treatment, the health ministry said. Read More »

Sleeping With Your TV Or Laptop On Could Lead To Obesity

Those who reported sleeping at night in a room with a television on or a light were more likely to gain at least 4.9 kgs over about five years than those who slept in darkness. Respondents reported exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN) from televisions, smart phones, computers, e-readers and tablets, which emit a short wavelength-enriched light or "blue light" that previous research has linked to melatonin suppression and circadian disruption. Read More »

Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach

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Senators sought answers Friday from a collection agency blamed with a recently disclosed data breach affecting millions of patients of some the country's largest clinical labs . Warner, a leading cybersecurity advocate in Congress, said in the letter to Quest CEO Stephen Rusckowski that he was concerned about Quest's supply chain management and third-party selection and monitoring process. Read More »

Mission Act to expand veteran health care launches

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Eligibility for community care does not require a Veteran to receive that care in the community; Veterans can still choose to have VA provide their care. Will the VA, which often has trouble making timely payments to providers, keep up with the expected influx? Still, she expressed caution about whether the VHA is ready to launch the Community Care program without hitches, noting that the agency is still working through the contracting process for fiscal intermediaries in several regions ... Read More »

Trump walks back comments on United Kingdom health care and more

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Trump and his wife Melania were welcomed to Buckingham Palace on their first day in London by the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and attended together a series of events commemorating the anniversary of the D-Day landings and celebrating the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the US. Read More »

Quest Diagnostics Warns Nearly 12 Million Patient Records May Have Been Breached

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Quests said it was working with AMCA and Optum360, as well as outside security experts to investigate the incident and its potential impact on its patients. Quest serves half the hospitals and physicians in the United States, and one in three adult healthcare customers, according to its website. That data included financial information, Social Security numbers and medical information, but not laboratory test results, according to AMCA. Read More »

Transgenic fungus shows huge promise for malaria control in West Africa

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The researchers have revealed that they want to stop the spread of Malaria not necessarily to cause the extinction of the insect. Knowing that malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year and that Africa is one of the continents worst affected by this awful disease, trials of the fungus were carried out in a simulated village in Burkina Faso, one that replicated the normal conditions that mosquitoes would thrive in, complete with plants, huts and water and food sources for the mosquitoes. Read More »

U.S. could lose measles eradication status, CDC warns

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That's the greatest number since 1992, which had 963 cases in the entire year, and it's a dramatic spike from the 372 cases in 2018. Public health officials blame the resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines. Julie Morita, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said in a statement yesterday. This year's measles outbreak is now officially the worst in nearly three decades. Read More »

TSA now permits certain CBD products on planes

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The Transportation Security Administration has updated the " What Can I Bring " section of its online regulations to reflect news of an FDA-approved epilepsy medication containing CBD oil. The FDA has been clear that it intends to use this authority to regulate cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including CBD , in the same manner as any other food or drug ingredient. Read More »

Video game addiction and work burnout ruled official illnesses

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The new version of its handbook on diseases talks about employee burnout more elaborately under a chapter that focuses on " factors influencing health status or contact with health services ". The phenomenon of burnout was first described in 1974 by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, who is considered the founding father of the concept, according to a study on the state of the diagnosis. Read More »

World Health Organization now considers 'burnout' a condition

So there is still time for the gaming community to make its case to get them to not go through with the decision. A patient can be diagnosed with gaming disorder if they have trouble controlling the behavior, are only or predominately interested in gaming and continue gaming despite negative consequences. Read More »

Trump Administration Announces Fresh Attack on LGBTQ, Reproductive Rights

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The proposed measure says HHS would repeal the Obama-era definition of "sex" in order to make its regulations "more consistent" with those at other agencies. This latest rule will nearly certainly worsen the persistent health disparities transgender people face. The Department of Health and Human Services' proposed rule would change how nondiscrimination protections define "sex". Read More »

Probe results inconclusive about racist yearbook picture

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Investigators also said they could not figure out who was responsible for placing the photo on Northam's yearbook page. Investigators learned that Homan and a former EVMS president knew of the photograph's existence prior to it surfacing online in February and at times when Northam was running for public office. Read More »

Measles outbreaks in Europe spark calls for children to be vaccinated

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It was reported that unvaccinated residents returning to the USA from places such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where a large number of measles cases are occurring, caused the majority of the outbreaks in the country. Earlier this month, President Trump joined the chorus, urging parents to vaccinate their children in a shift from his tweets from several years ago warning over links between the MMR vaccine and autism. Read More »

Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help prediction of lung cancer

Some of these individuals had lung cancer , while some did not. Tech giants Google have successfully developed artificial intelligence which can effectively detect lung cancer, Ubergizmo reports. As of now, lung cancer claims to be having more than $1.7 Million death every year and is also considered to be the deadliest of all cancers. "Radiologists generally examine hundreds of two-dimensional images or "slices" in a single CT scan but this new machine learning system views the ... Read More »

75 new cases reported in NY

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It is the greatest number of cases reported in the USA since 1994 - and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Third, the recent outbreak shows how unsafe our society can become for all of us when a small minority decides, for reasons ranging from religious beliefs to quack science, that they are not going to accept vaccinations for their children. Read More »

Ric Flair To Undergo Pre-Starrcast Surgery On Monday

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So the surgery will be taking place on Monday. "They are working to address complications before surgery". This isn't the first time that Ric Flair faced health issues. Famously known in the ring as "Nature Boy", Flair, 70, wrestled for four decades during stints in WCW and WWE. Offset is extremely upset about the spreading of this false news, and took to Twitter to let fans know that he spoke to Ric and wishes that he gets well soon. Read More »

CDC: U.S. measles cases have more than doubled 2018 total

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I remember that. And then he recovered uneventfully, and only presented again years later with a lethal complication. One immunization drive featured Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Lauren Gardner, an associate professor of civil engineering at Johns Hopkins and a UT Austin engineering alumna, commented: "Critically, we recommend that public health officials and policymakers prioritize monitoring the counties we identify to be at high risk that have not yet reported cases, ... Read More »

Mental health first aid lift for ScotRail staff

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Earlier this week, the Mental Health Foundation released a report that revealed one in eight United Kingdom adults have experienced suicidal thoughts or feelings due to concerns about their body image. A new group will examine how body image impacts on young people's mental wellbeing. It doesn't take much digging on the popular app to find influencer promotions for detox teas, diet pills, appetite suppressing lollies, and similar products. Read More »

Dog disease found in Iowa that can infect people

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The department is notifying those who have custody of the exposed dogs. This disease is often spread through contact with infected birthing tissue and objects that have infected fluids on them. The illness is exactly what it sounds like-a disease that typically affects dogs, but can be transmitted to humans in rare cases. "Arthritis ( joint pain ) and re-occurring fevers may occur with long term infection". Read More »

Orange County at high risk of measles outbreak

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Butte County, which has reported 11 measles cases this year, has spent more than $81,000. "The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine confers lifelong protection with only one or two doses and is the most effective way to protect your family", said Judd Hultquist, assistant professor of infectious diseases at Northwestern. Read More »

Norwegian woman dies after contracting rabies from stray puppy in Philippines

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When the dog began biting her, she paid no notice. Finally, a doctor in the hospital in Førde suspected that Birgitte's symptoms were signs of rabies . Samples sent to the Public Health Authority in Sweden confirmed these suspicions on Saturday. Kallestad, who works at a Norwegian hospital, cleaned up her own tiny wounds but didn't think she needed any other medical help. Read More »

Wellness & Prevention: Why We Must Talk About Mental Health

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Now, his mother is taking action in order to help other families and teens suffering from depression and mental illness. "Julia's advocacy should inspire us all to work together to end the stigma around childhood mental health". "It's very disheartening and disgusting that the provincial government tries to come across as being heroes of increasing funding for mental health, and in fact they are actually cutting services", said Tupker. Read More »

43 more measles cases confirmed in NYC since late April

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In 2018, eight countries reported over 2000 cases each including Ukraine (53 218), Serbia (5076), Israel (3140), France (2913), Italy, (2686), Russian Federation (2256), Georgia (2203) and Greece (2193). "You should have a documented two doses". About 30 per cent of cases resulted in complications, which could include ear infections and permanent hearing loss, diarrhoea, pneumonia, seizures, and, in rare cases, swelling on the brain. Read More »

New investigation puts dread of HIV transmission to patients agreeable with treatment

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Study results when taken together suggest that antiretroviral treatment when strictly adhered to is just as effective for homosexual couples as it is for heterosexual couples. One accomplice had HIV and was taking enemy of retroviral treatment (ART). Deborah Gold, chief executive of National AIDS Trust said more should be done to get the message out to healthcare workers and the public. Read More »

U.S. measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

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The Medical Society of the State of NY, along with more than two dozen medical and public health organizations and patient advocacy groups, descended on Albany to make their case against non-medical measles vaccination exemptions. Although the virus was eliminated from the country in 2000, meaning it was no longer continually present year round, outbreaks still happen via travelers coming from countries where measles is still common, the CDC says. Read More »

More than 1,000 dead in D.R Congo Ebola epidemic

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In a statement released Thursday, the DRC Health Ministry said there have been 1,529 cases of the disease, all but 66 confirmed, with 1,008 deaths since last summer. Ryan said the United Nations health agency now has enough vaccine stocks to meet its needs but doses may run short. The DR Congo outbreak only comes second to the outbreak recorded in West Africa. Read More »

New study finds drugs that prevent HIV transmission

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Timely identification of HIV-infected people and provision of effective treatment lead to near normal health and lifespan and virtual elimination of the risk of HIV transmission . Fifteen men did contract the virus, however, their infections were with strains of HIV acquired from another sexual partner. Michel Sidibé, executive director of of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS ( UNAIDS ), hailed the study's conclusions. Read More »

Is Vermont Prepared For A Measles Outbreak?

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Fargo Cass Public Health immunization coordinator, Jessica Leitch, explains how quickly the virus can spread-with just one case. "What if we could develop a vaccine that wasn't a live virus?" In 2011, Utah experienced an outbreak of 15 cases of measles that cost the state $130,000 to contain the disease. Read More »

What you need to know about the USA measles outbreak

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On Monday, U.S. health officials said the national tally already has eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported. "The longer these outbreaks continue, the greater the chance measles will again get a sustained foothold in the United States", the CDC warned in a statement . Read More »

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin lands rocket again ahead of first crewed mission

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Interestingly enough, New Shepard's objective isn't to only ferry science research: The rocket was built for carrying paying customers to space . Blue Origin's rocket, meanwhile, is fully automated. It's also not known whether Bezos, the richest man on Earth, will take take a ride on his own rocket to become the richest man in space. The New Shepard rocket sent Blue Origin's capsule to an altitude of 346,406 feet and preliminary data indicated that the rocket reached nearly Mach 3 on its ... Read More »

Anti-vaccine messaging spreads rumors and myths as measles outbreak grows

The latest measles case in Los Angeles County involves someone who arrived April 23 at Los Angeles International Airport, the county Department of Public Health said Tuesday. Vaccination is still the best protection against the measles, according to state epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan. Who should be vaccinated? . During this year's National Infant Immunization Week (April 27 to May 4), U.S. Read More »

Some adults may need measles vaccine

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This is the highest rate of measles infection in the US since 1994. Andrew Pavia, chief of the division of pediatric infectious disease at University of Utah Health, said he's often asked, "What's the big deal?" about measles because it's just "a childhood disease". Read More »