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Measles outbreak in northwest US prompt look at vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak in northwest US prompt look at vaccine exemptions

The law passed in 2015 after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the US and into Canada. "The measles vaccine isn't flawless, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", Dr. Therefore, a massive measles outbreak in the United States got traction due to the anti-vaxxer movement. The contagious virus spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing and will kill one or two out of every 1,000 children who contract it. Consulte Mais Informação

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Vaping linked to increased risk for stroke, heart attack

Vaping linked to increased risk for stroke, heart attack

Using e-cigarettes , or vaping , doesn't burn tobacco, and doesn't produce a tar or carbon monoxide, said the NHS . E-cigarette use among high school students increased by 900 percent between 2011 and 2015. In addition, because the study only examined people's responses at one point in time, it is not able to tease out cause and effect - that is, it can not prove that e-cigarette use was the cause of people's cardiovascular problems, or whether people who use e-cigarettes have other ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Washington Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Washington Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

However, "People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance", it warned. Patients remain contagious for four days after they develop the rash. The CDC released data earlier this month that showed 2018 was the second worst year for measles in the United States since 2000, with 349 cases reported in 26 states and the District of Columbia. Consulte Mais Informação

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Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss, study claims

Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss, study claims

Past observational studies have suggested that eating breakfast may be associated with a lower body weight , but the new study - which looked at existing research - found that people who skipped breakfast weighed less. It also challenges studies that suggest skipping breakfast can disrupt the body's internal clock and lead to weight gain . BREAKFAST HAS traditionally been described as the most important meal of the day . Consulte Mais Informação

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California doctor fighting for license after giving cannabis to boy, 4

California doctor fighting for license after giving cannabis to boy, 4

Eventually the father went to the school nurse and asked her to give the boy more cannabis at lunch, which launched a child protective services and law enforcement investigation, according to the medical board. The board found Eidelman " grossly negligent " for determining the boy's diagnosis without consulting a psychiatrist, collecting information from the boy's teachers or asking his father about the child's moods and sleep patterns. Consulte Mais Informação

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Student Died After Eating Spagetti Left on Kitchen Counter For Five Days

A U.S. professor, who identifies himself only as Bernard and claims to be a clinical adjunct professor from the University of IL, discussed AJ's case in one of his medical videos on his YouTube channel . However, Bernard reassures that this man's death is not a "typical" food poisoning case. AJ's story was first published in 2008, but a new YouTube video by a man named Dr. Consulte Mais Informação

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Swine flu death toll rises to 169, over 4,500 test positive

Swine flu death toll rises to 169, over 4,500 test positive

A swine flu outbreak in one of India's biggest tourist hubs, Rajasthan state in the west of the country, has killed 76 people this year, government officials said on Wednesday. "Further, states have been asked to issue advisories to people mentioning the dos and don'ts". With temperatures consistently remaining lower than normal for the past few days, senior doctors and swine flu specialists said apart from State-intervention, community participation would play a major factor in curbing the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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With Aetna Attain, Healthy App Users Can Score a Free Apple Watch

With Aetna Attain, Healthy App Users Can Score a Free Apple Watch

The companies said that Attain is the next step of a collaboration between Aetna and Apple initiated in 2016 that resulted in a large portion of program participants receiving a health benefit from using the Apple Watch. Through analytics and machine learning, the collaboration will lead to new features for Attain, offering more personalized recommendations created to give greater context and decrease barriers to health care, the insurer said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Sleep may be the panacea for pain

Sleep may be the panacea for pain

Those who sleep on fewer hours are more at risk of developing chronic disorders such as stress, diabetes, obesity, stroke and high blood pressure. This finding is significant because we all know that being in pain disables us from getting proper sleep - so how are they related? A 2015 National Sleep Foundation poll in the USA found that two in three chronic pain patients suffer from reoccurring sleep disruptions. Consulte Mais Informação

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Climate change to blame for obesity, undernutrition: Lancet

Climate change to blame for obesity, undernutrition: Lancet

But this will not happen unless ordinary citizens demand a "radical rethink" of the relationship between policymakers and business, almost four dozen experts from The Lancet Commission on Obesity concluded. The Lancet Commission on Obesity's latest bombshell study has warned urgent action is needed to save humanity, including a $1 billion fund to tackle it, climate change and malnutrition. Consulte Mais Informação

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South Dakota receives failing grade in tobacco policy report

South Dakota receives failing grade in tobacco policy report

The organization wants Florida leaders to tackle tobacco use by putting more of a focus on e-cigarette use - which officials say is now an epidemic among young people. The report also addresses e-cigarette use among youth, showing a 78 percent increase in high school e-cigarette use between 2017 and 2018. Under Florida law, smoking is not allowed inside most businesses and restaurants, and state voters took the first step to eliminate secondhand e-cigarette emissions by approving an ... Consulte Mais Informação

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