Health Care

Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement

Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement One to three cases out of every 1,000 are fatal, he said. Doctors say the disease spreads so quickly because it can linger for hours after an infected person has left the room. One anti-vaxx mom's post went viral after she asked members of the private Facebook group " Vaccine Education Network: Natural Health Anti-Vaxx Community " how to protect her child from measles. [Full Article...]

Too much screen time stunts early children's development

Too much screen time stunts early children's development Excessive screen time is a key contributing factor in learning delays in young children, according to a new study from the University of Calgary . Nonetheless, he said, parents should balance screen time with other activities. "This study shows that, when used in excess, screen time can have consequences for children's development". [Full Article...]

Doctor loses license after suggesting weed cookies to control kid's tantrums

Doctor loses license after suggesting weed cookies to control kid's tantrums The board did not look to revoke the license because the physician had prescribed ganja to a child, which for medicinal purposes is legal in the state of California. "Although he did not outright suggest a diagnosis ... he all but made one up out of whole cloth", the board's decision said. Eidelman's practice largely centers around granting patients access to medical marijuana, the Times noted... [Full Article...]

Bell Let's Talk mental health campaign kicks off today

Bell Let's Talk mental health campaign kicks off today Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Long-term Care, and Newmarket-Aurora MPP Christine Elliott said in a statement, "On Bell Let's Talk Day , we are reminded that we must take mental health as seriously as any health issue, because mental health is health". [Full Article...]

Pacific Northwest measles outbreak grows to 40

Pacific Northwest measles outbreak grows to 40 Health officials say vaccination is especially important if travel is planned to outbreak areas or foreign countries, but that vaccination is very important for the entire population, since someone who has been exposed where an outbreak is occurring could become infected and transmit the disease in our community upon traveling here. [Full Article...]

Trump ‘failed at business and now… he’s failing at government — Michael Bloomberg

Trump ‘failed at business and now… he’s failing at government — Michael Bloomberg Schultz announced Sunday on CBS' " 60 Minutes " that he is considering running as an independent in the 2020 election. Even more ridiculous, Stone appeared on Sean Hannity's show Tuesday to purport an unfounded claim that Robert Mueller's investigation meant to do off with Trump and the vice-president, Mike Pence, so that Nancy Pelosi would become president and appoint Hillary Clinton as her v... [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak 2019: What Are the Symptoms, How Does It Spread?

Measles Outbreak 2019: What Are the Symptoms, How Does It Spread? Since then nine new cases have been confirmed, all in Clark County , which borders Portland, Ore ., creating concern in that state as well. So why the emergency declaration? "If you put a case of measles into a highly unvaccinated population, it can spread like wildfire", he said. [Full Article...]

Scientists Say They'll Have Cancer Cure in Next Year

Dan Aridor, chairman of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd . (AEBi), told the Jerusalem Post that a possible cure could be ready within a year and would have nearly no side effects. Current cancer drugs can destroy non-cancerous cells, thus creating sometimes severe side effects. "However, as experience has taught us so many times, the gap from a successful mouse experiment to effective,... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister to ask European Union to re-open Brexit negotiations

Prime Minister to ask European Union to re-open Brexit negotiations The European Research Group, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, said they want the government to table its own amendment that would commit to reopening the withdrawal agreement - the part of Mrs May's deal that lays out how the United Kingdom will leave the EU - to remove the backstop. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris Emerges Frontrunner To Oust Trump In 2020 White House Bid

Kamala Harris Emerges Frontrunner To Oust Trump In 2020 White House Bid During a CNN-sponsored town hall in Iowa Monday night, Sen. A crowd of more than 20,000 watched her kick off her campaign Sunday in Oakland, California. "Right there we will see a great contrast", she said to laughter. Harris says she's running to be "a president by the people". After Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's primary, the nomination calendar favors a candidate like Harris who mi... [Full Article...]

Washington under state of emergency as measles cases rise

Washington under state of emergency as measles cases rise Experts say the outbreak highlights the importance of childhood immunizations. " Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children", Inslee said in his proclamation on Friday, adding that these cases create "an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties". [Full Article...]

American leaks details of Singapore HIV patients online

American leaks details of Singapore HIV patients online The ministry said they were " progressively contacting the individuals " affected to inform them they had been doxxed. The ministry revealed that in May 2016 , it was made aware of Brochez' possession of confidential information that appeared to be from the HIV Registry, and upon making a police report, both Ler and Brochez' property was searched by the police, and all relevant material found... [Full Article...]

Student dies from leftover pasta

The man, known only as AJ, became violently ill and went to bed to try and sleep it off. "The next morning at 11:00 a.m., his parents were anxious because he did not get up". He would boil pasta and then put it into Tupperware containers to be eaten during the week after adding a sauce and reheating it, according to Dr Bernard . [Full Article...]

Washington Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak

Washington Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak Twenty-four of the confirmed cases were among children 10 or younger, while just one case was among a patient older than 18. In a health alert from King County, it was said the man had recently traveled to Clark County . The main fuel to recent outbreaks of Measles has been the rise of people refusing to vaccinate their children, a reckless move based on false science. [Full Article...]

This season's flu shot far more effective than last year's, researchers find

This season's flu shot far more effective than last year's, researchers find The flu season is just starting to kick in; it's now widespread in 30 states and more than six million people have already caught it. The flu is a serious disease. In the 2017-18 influenza season, there were 29 influenza-related deaths in Iowa almost 600 hospitalizations by January 13. The influenza vaccine is safe and has very few side effects. [Full Article...]

Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them — CDC

Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them — CDC However, for those who could never part with little "Spike", "Sonic" or "S", the agency has recommended avoiding certain direct contact with their hedgehogs: That is, not nuzzling them or propping them up to your face for the ideal Instagram photo. [Full Article...]

Santa Clara County reports first flu death of season

Santa Clara County reports first flu death of season The CDC has reported a total of 19 pediatric deaths nationwide this season. "The Flu vaccine can keep you from getting flu, make flu less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading flu to your family and other people, especially newborns and young infants, children, seniors, and persons at risk of complications from the flu". [Full Article...]

China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research The first article describes the generation of gene-edited donor monkeys, using CRISPR-Cas9 method to edit the BMAL1 gene of in vitro fertilized monkey embryos. "Some of them will carry gene mutations known to cause human brain disorders, in order to generate useful monkey models for drug development and treatment". [Full Article...]

Gum disease-causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer's

Gum disease-causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer's There was also caution about the fact the drug tests had been in mice. Scientists have found for the first time that bacteria which cause bleeding gums can get from the mouth into the brain. Poor oral health is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. The team measured NfL protein levels in the participants through blood samples, brain imaging and cognitive tests on average every two and half ... [Full Article...]

New Canada food guide has P.E.I. dairy farmers 'very concerned'

New Canada food guide has P.E.I. dairy farmers 'very concerned' Many Canadians may remember seeing previous Food Guide images in kitchens and classrooms around the country. It also urges consumers to choose water over other beverages, like sugary fruit juice, pop, alcohol or flavoured milk. "It may have an effect on overall consumption of dairy products because of the replacement aspect of it". In its first update to the guide since 2007, Health Canada aba... [Full Article...]


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