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Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

At least three of the children affected by the highly contagious disease had received their first dose of the measles , mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to KHOU. File Image: Measles vaccine prevents the disease. One person had one dose of the vaccine, which is 93 percent effective. The department did not release any information about the person who contracted measles , citing patient confidentiality. Consulte Mais Informação

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Flu now widespread in Tennessee

Flu now widespread in Tennessee

Influenza cases typically begin to increase in October and the season can run as late as May. A 3-year-old Highland County child has died from the flu in the state's first pediatric flu-related death, according to various news outlets. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu activity in Tennessee is now considered widespread. "If you are sick with the flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading it to others", de Fijter said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Rick Perry serving as State of the Union's 'designated survivor'

Rick Perry serving as State of the Union's 'designated survivor'

Acting Cabinet officials, of course, can still attend the State of the Union. Out of the 15 Cabinet positions eligible for the position under federal law, three Cabinet members were ineligible because they are acting secretaries. With members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, the cabinet and joint chiefs of staff all in one room, one person is hidden away in a secure location to ensure that government can continue if the worst were to happen. Consulte Mais Informação

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Why women's grey matter ages better than men's

Why women's grey matter ages better than men's

Louis. Women consistently fared better. The researchers are now following a group of adults as they age to see whether people with younger-looking brains are less likely to develop thinking problems. Women's brains appeared about four years younger, on average. Goyal says. Or is it something else, like genetics? One change involves the way the brain uses sugar and oxygen to fuel its efforts, Goyal said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Obesity-Linked Cancers Rising Rapidly Among US Millennials, Study Finds

Obesity-Linked Cancers Rising Rapidly Among US Millennials, Study Finds

Ahmedin Jemal. The risk has increased more for the younger birth cohorts. It's not possible to definitively attribute the recent cancer increases to obesity - but the new report notes that the upticks in cancer for young people coincided with a doubling in rates of childhood and adolescent obesity between 1980 and 2014, making weight a likely contributor. Consulte Mais Informação

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3 confirmed measles cases in Harris County, health officials say

This adds to the national measles outbreak seen across the county. Last year there were 372 cases and this year, as of January 31, the Center for Disease Control has confirmed 79 cases. HCPH said in a press release, "Symptoms of measles are a high fever, runny nose, cough, red-watery eyes and sore throat that is followed by a rash breakout 3-5 days after symptoms begin". Consulte Mais Informação

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Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

For the first time this season, North Dakota's Department of Health is reporting widespread influenza activity, with lab-identified cases in 49 of the state's 53 counties. Out of the eighteen victims, fourteen were men and four were women, with ages ranging from 25 to 90 years old. Meanwhile, Indiana is experiencing regional flu activity. Consulte Mais Informação

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Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

Fluoride is a mineral found in water and soil. "Fluoride is a wonderful benefit but it needs to be used carefully", paediatric dentist Mary Hayes, who wasn't involved with the research, told Associated Press . Past studies have suggested fluorosis has been increasing for at least three decades, and can affect as many as 2 out of 5 adolescents. The study involved nearly 1,700 children in that age range found that about 38 percent of them used more than the recommended amount of toothpaste. Consulte Mais Informação

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Monday marks World Cancer Day

Monday marks World Cancer Day

In 2018, of the more than 18 million new cancer cases diagnosed worldwide, almost five million cases of breast, cervical, colorectal, and oral cancers could have been treated more effectively had they been detected earlier. Turning to breast cancer , the MEP spoke of the need for there to be a specialised unit, highlighting that now such care is fragmented. In Turkey, around 164,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year, roughly 450 people on a daily basis. Consulte Mais Informação

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Cancer rates rising in the young obese

The American Cancer Society study, which used data covering half the U.S. population, found that six cancers known to be related to obesity were rising fastest among those under 50. 'Younger generations are experiencing earlier and longer-lasting exposure to excess fat and to obesity-related health conditions that can increase cancer risk'. Consulte Mais Informação

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Nearly half of Americans have heart disease

Nearly half of Americans have heart disease

In 2017, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology updated the definition of high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80 mm Hg. "For a long time, heart disease has been thought of as a bigger threat to men than women", says Cindy Peters, RN, MSN, ACP, nurse practitioner, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Medical Center. Consulte Mais Informação

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Prescription discounts channeled to patients in Trump plan

Prescription discounts channeled to patients in Trump plan

Manufacturers pay these rebates to secure good placement on an insurer's formulary, which makes it easier for patients to get those drugs and harder for them to get competitors. Under a proposed rule HHS released January 31, drug manufacturers would no longer be able to give rebates to pharmacy benefit managers , but they would be allowed to offer discounted prices directly to consumers. Consulte Mais Informação

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CDC: Flu upgraded to 'widespread' in Tennessee

That's the highest percentage compared to the rest of the state. It said Global Positioning System were also reporting an increase in flu-like illnesses at their surgeries and PathWest was seeing more confirmed flu cases. DE health officials have announced three recent flu-related deaths, bringing the total number of people in the state who have died from flu this season to eight. Consulte Mais Informação

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