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

The WHO said it was anxious there could be continued "intense transmission" of the virus . The WHO plans to expand vaccination with an unlicensed new Ebola vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, in addition to a Merck vaccine already being used, sai... More..

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‘Effectively Zero’: Study Shows Antiretroviral Therapy Blocks HIV Transmission
by | Sunday, May 05, 2019

‘Effectively Zero’: Study Shows Antiretroviral Therapy Blocks HIV Transmission

A landmark study has further confirmed evidence that an HIV positive person has zero chance of transmitting the virus to a sexual partner if they are taking antiretroviral therapy medication, helping to put a...More..

Los Angeles County identifies additional case of measles
by | Sunday, May 05, 2019

Los Angeles County identifies additional case of measles

With the disease on the rise worldwide, even adults who have received a dose of the MMR vaccine are at risk, especially if they regularly travel or are planning to travel overseas. "What if we could develop a v...More..

IN residents now can obtain measles vaccine without Rx
by | Sunday, May 05, 2019

IN residents now can obtain measles vaccine without Rx

Of 44 cases directly imported from other countries, 34 were in US residents traveling internationally. "The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable", U.S. The symptoms are unpleasant, including ...More..

San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights
by | Saturday, May 04, 2019

San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights

Samuels is now director of the Williams Institute , a think tank on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy that conducts independent research and surveys related to LGBT issues. The rule ...More..

Is Vermont Prepared For A Measles Outbreak?
by | Saturday, May 04, 2019

Is Vermont Prepared For A Measles Outbreak?

Most adults who have received one dose of the measles vaccine on or after their first birthday should be protected. And in the face of rising vaccine skepticism and recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disea...More..

Merck steps up USA measles vaccine production with increased demand
by | Friday, May 03, 2019

Merck steps up USA measles vaccine production with increased demand

Weaver said that older baby boomers, along with members of the so-call greatest generation may be out of the woods. "That means the majority of parents are making sure their children get vaccinated according to...More..

Woman with measles saw 'Avengers: Endgame,' potentially exposed audience
by | Friday, May 03, 2019

Woman with measles saw 'Avengers: Endgame,' potentially exposed audience

Other moviegoers may have been exposed from 11 p.m.to 4 a.m., the agency said. It's been characterised as the largest outbreak of the preventable disease since 2000, the year that it was declared eliminated...More..

Burger King ‘Unhappy Meals’ Capture All the Feels From Pissed to Yaaas
by | Friday, May 03, 2019

Burger King ‘Unhappy Meals’ Capture All the Feels From Pissed to Yaaas

Customers can order the boxes when they order a Whopper meal, which includes the sandwich along with french fries and a drink (sorry, no toy included). "While not everyone would think about pairing fast food...More..

by | Thursday, May 02, 2019

"Vampire facials" at New Mexico spa linked to two HIV cases

Tierney Murphy said. The VIP Spa was closed after health officials determined that treatments offered there could potentially spread blood-borne infections, such as HIV , hepatitis B, and hepatitis C to ...More..

Measles outbreak hits 25-year high with 704 cases reported so far
by | Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Measles outbreak hits 25-year high with 704 cases reported so far

According to the CDC , one dose of MMR is 93% effective against measles. That's just the confirmed cases, mind you, so the real number is likely significantly higher. "It's possible you received a version of th...More..

by | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Measles cases climb to 704 for the year, CDC says

Some of those cases are listed below. However the rate of vaccination is lower in certain communities such as the Orthodox Jews in the NY area, where the epidemic continues, and the Russian-speaking community...More..

US measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults
by | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

US measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults

And with the disease once more in the spotlight, people have questions about who should be vaccinated aside from young children. At that time, officials said that "in the coming weeks" the number of confirmed c...More..

Britney Spears Checks Out of Mental Health Facility
by | Sunday, April 28, 2019

Britney Spears Checks Out of Mental Health Facility

She even left the treatment centre to celebrate Easter with her long-time boyfriend Sam Asghari at the Montage Beverly Hills, where they spent "a relaxing day" enjoying the hotel's amenities. The clip was acc...More..

Students And Staff At LA Universities Quarantined Over Measles Fears
by | Sunday, April 28, 2019

Students And Staff At LA Universities Quarantined Over Measles Fears

The order was issued at UCLA and Cal State LA for students and staff exposed to a confirmed case of measles and who can not prove they have been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. After identif...More..

Measles in LA County, as 2 pregnant NYC women infected
by | Sunday, April 28, 2019

Measles in LA County, as 2 pregnant NYC women infected

Measles is highly contagious , infecting 90% of unvaccinated people who are exposed to the disease, the agency said. Earlier this week, the CDC said there had been 626 measles cases across 22 states as of Ap...More..

Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine
by | Saturday, April 27, 2019

Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine

This stance is a surprising reversal, given that Trump has spent years promoting conspiracy theories that vaccines cause autism and questioning the safety of the pediatric vaccine schedule. A UNICEF study fou...More..

Now, study on Americans links eating breakfast to lower risk of stroke
by | Saturday, April 27, 2019

Now, study on Americans links eating breakfast to lower risk of stroke

It also doesn't specify what any of the participants actually ate for breakfast, which is significant, given that a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries or a vegetable omelet with a side of avocado is much more he...More..

New malaria vaccine trialled in Malawi
by | Saturday, April 27, 2019

New malaria vaccine trialled in Malawi

Three central African countries are launching the world's 1st malaria vaccine in a landmark child vaccination program. Minister of health Isaac Adewole told reporters in Abuja that if it works perfectly...More..

U.S. Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years
by | Friday, April 26, 2019

U.S. Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, or the MMR vaccine , is one of the most effective, state epidemiologist Cherie Drenzek said. The health department cautions that measles spreads when an infected...More..

NJ Planet Fitness Locations Offering Free Memberships for Teens
by | Friday, April 26, 2019

NJ Planet Fitness Locations Offering Free Memberships for Teens

After the parent/guardian signs a waiver, the teen can work out alone. Planet Fitness is offering free work outs for teens this summer with a chance to win money for school. The company is also giving away ...More..

Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks
by | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness and is spread from person to person through the air by breathing, sneezing or coughing. Next came France and Britain, with more than 600,000 and 500,000 unvaccinat...More..

by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Malawi becomes first nation to immunize kids against malaria

The immunization requires four doses per child and prevents four in 10 cases of malaria, according to clinical trials. "We have seen tremendous gains from bed nets and other measures to control malaria in the...More..

AOC documentary 'Knock Down the House' gets trailer, premiere date
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

AOC documentary 'Knock Down the House' gets trailer, premiere date

Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is a fearless heroine fighting a...More..

Travelers urged to take caution due to measles outbreak
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Travelers urged to take caution due to measles outbreak

That puts this year's outbreak within 42 cases of breaking the record set in 2014 - which puts this year on track to be the worst for measles since the year 2000, when the disease was declared eradicated in the...More..

by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Florida residents urged to get vaccinated after measles case

The current number of cases is the second-highest reported in the USA since the disease was eliminated in 2000, and just shy by 41 cases in matching the record since that time of 667 cases in 2014. People born ...More..

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter
by | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Oly Ilunga said in a tweet that local and global health workers are courageously combating what has become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, "sometimes at the cost of their lives". Friday's at...More..

Measles case reported in Florida
by | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Measles case reported in Florida

The measles cases in Rockland and in Brooklyn have been traced to unvaccinated members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who traveled to Israel. The CDC estimates that before the vaccination, some 3 to...More..

1 dead, 8 sickened in multistate Listeria outbreak
by | Monday, April 22, 2019

1 dead, 8 sickened in multistate Listeria outbreak

In the current outbreak, patients reported eating sliced deli meats and cheeses before becoming ill. In their recent analysis of deli meats, Consumer Reports says they identified listeria in a sample of s...More..

Pig’s brain made ‘cellularly active’ by scientists four hours after death
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Pig’s brain made ‘cellularly active’ by scientists four hours after death

Cells in the pig brains showed renewed metabolism and there was also evidence of continued ability for synaptic activity (electrical communication between neurons). Scientists have restored activity in a pig's ...More..

Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

She said, "We are anxious not only because measles can be severe, but it still causes over 100,000 deaths every year and it is also because it is extremely contagious". State health officials said they are di...More..

Global Measles Cases In 2019 Are Up 300 Percent From Last Year
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Global Measles Cases In 2019 Are Up 300 Percent From Last Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which is 97% effective. "Preliminary global data shows that reported cases rose by 300% in the f...More..

Measles cases are skyrocketing globally: World Health Organization details growing crisis
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

Measles cases are skyrocketing globally: World Health Organization details growing crisis

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced a new measles case in Oakland County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Southeast Michigan to 43. "I have many parents that do not kn...More..

FDA orders Boston Scientific to withdraw surgical mesh product
by | Friday, April 19, 2019

FDA orders Boston Scientific to withdraw surgical mesh product

FDA said the companies have 10 days to submit market withdrawal plans to the agency and noted they will still be required to complete follow up with participants in the 522 postmarket approval studies previous...More..

Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak
by | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak

Measles is extremely contagious and can be deadly. Although the disease could be prevented if 95 per cent of the population were immunised, the World Health Organization reported that global coverage for th...More..