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WHO Ebola responder killed in hospital attack

WHO Ebola responder killed in hospital attack

Congo's North Kivu region had never faced an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever before, and health workers have battled misinformation. "We are outraged", he said. Four days earlier, attackers looted...

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Yale scientists restore cellular functions in dead pig's brain

Yale scientists restore cellular functions in dead pig's brain

The study showed the death of brain cells could be halted and that some connections in the brain were restored, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Had any such activity been detected, the team said ...

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Scientist’s 3D print heart in major medical breakthrough

Scientist’s 3D print heart in major medical breakthrough

Shapira, the lab manager, said , "we take a fatty-tissue biopsy from the patient and separate it to its components: cells and extracellular matrix". While the Tel Aviv University team's heart is me...

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New warning of cancer risk from red and processed meat

New warning of cancer risk from red and processed meat

A recent study by Oxford University and funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), adds to already existing evidence, including from the World Health Organization, that eating red meat can be harmful. T...

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Third measles patient confirmed in Maryland, unrelated to earlier ‘household contact’ cases

Third measles patient confirmed in Maryland, unrelated to earlier ‘household contact’ cases

As of Wednesday, Basson said in a statement, the woman was unconscious. NY health officials issued summonses to parents of three children Thursday for not vaccinating their children against measles,...

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CDC Warns About Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats And Cheeses

CDC Warns About Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats And Cheeses

According to the CDC , eight people have been hospitalized in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and MI, as a result of the bacteria, and one person has died. The CDC says the people most at risk are...

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U.S. charges 60 individuals in crackdown on opioid prescriptions

U.S. charges 60 individuals in crackdown on opioid prescriptions

The National Institute of Drug Abuse calculated that over 70,000 Americans died of drug abuse in 2017, including 47,000 from any opioid and 28,400 from fentanyl and its analogs. "[That's] the equi...

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Researchers Restore Some Activity to Brains of Slaughtered Pigs

Researchers Restore Some Activity to Brains of Slaughtered Pigs

Over the course of a six-hour treatment, the brains were infused with a cocktail of synthetic fluids created to halt cellular degeneration and restore cellular functions, such as metabolic activity. T...

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NYC shuts down yeshiva preschool over measles vaccination violations

NYC shuts down yeshiva preschool over measles vaccination violations

The city issued the order under §556 of the Charter of the City of NY, which charges the Department with controlling communicable diseases and "supervising the abatement of nuisances that affect or ar...

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New measles case confirmed in Oakland County, bringing total to 43

New measles case confirmed in Oakland County, bringing total to 43

That's more than the total number of cases reported in 2017 and 2018 combined. The outbreak, which began in mid-March, has resulted in 39 cases in Oakland County, one in Wayne County and one in the ...

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FDA orders withdrawal of transvaginal surgical mesh from market

FDA orders withdrawal of transvaginal surgical mesh from market

In reviewing the PMAs submitted by the two manufacturers, the agency determined they failed to provide an adequate assessment of the long-term safety of these devices and failed to demonstrate an acce...

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Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'an Attempted Coup' by 'Dirty Cops'

Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'an Attempted Coup' by 'Dirty Cops'

Although a judge signed the warrant for the surveillance after Page left the campaign, it was controversial because the spying was said to have been based on information provided by Christopher Steel...

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Researchers build 3D-printed heart out of patient's donor cells

Researchers build 3D-printed heart out of patient's donor cells

In what could easily be confused for a story of science fiction, a team of scientists have just revealed that they've printed the world's first 3D heart using "ink" made of human tissue. He added that...

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Measles cases rose almost four-fold in first quarter 2019

Measles cases rose almost four-fold in first quarter 2019

Nancy Messonier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "The disease has spread fast among clusters of unvaccinated people". Experts say overall vaccination...

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Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns

But in the letter , Mr Neal told IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig: "None of the concerns raised can legitimately be used to deny the committee's request". The House Democrats' asked that the returns...

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NYC mandates vaccine to contain measles outbreak

NYC mandates vaccine to contain measles outbreak

It also states that vaccinations are required for people who have been exposed to the virus and applies to people and children 6 months or older in particular. "I think it's unfortunate in this day ...

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Barr Has A 'Team' Looking Into The Mueller Investigation

Barr Has A 'Team' Looking Into The Mueller Investigation

Barr also said he expected to release a redacted version of Mueller's almost 400-page report next week - a slight change from the estimate he gave Tuesday, when he said the release would be within a w...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio's Mandatory Measles Vaccination Order Will Face Legal Challenge

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Mandatory Measles Vaccination Order Will Face Legal Challenge

There are also significant outbreaks in Washington state , California, Michigan and New Jersey. More than 465 cases have been recorded nationwide since the start of the year. Last week saw a minor ...

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Excessive calcium tablet consumption increases risk of cancer

Excessive calcium tablet consumption increases risk of cancer

However, more than half of the participants declared the use of dietary supplements , and 38.3 percent claimed the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements . For the survey, interviewers asked pa...

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Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

Desperate for new soundbites to prop up this pathetic hedge, Senate Democrats turned a committee hearing that was supposed to be about the Justice Department's budget requests into a kangaroo court to...

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Measles outbreak: City declares public health emergency with 285 confirmed cases

Measles outbreak: City declares public health emergency with 285 confirmed cases

At least 285 confirmed cases of measles in Brooklyn and Queens have been reported since October, according to the New York City Health Department . "We will consider [forcible vaccinations] on a ca...

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Measles Count Reaches Almost 300, Williamsburg Mandated To Vaccinate

Measles Count Reaches Almost 300, Williamsburg Mandated To Vaccinate

The emergency declaration follows a previously announced Department of Health exclusion order barring unvaccinated children from attending schools and day cares within both Williamsburg and Boro...

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NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

Health officials have largely blamed the outbreaks on small but vocal anti-vaccine advocates who scare well-meaning parents by spreading risky lies and misinformation about life-saving vaccines and t...

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Mayor Declares 'Health Emergency' as Measles Outbreak Hits Brooklyn — DE BLASIO'S NYC

The Mayor's office said there have been more than 250 cases of measles diagnosed in the neighborhood since September. He also said that concerns about an unsupported link between the Measles Mumps a...

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Measles vaccination: One confirmed case in Mt Maunganui

Measles vaccination: One confirmed case in Mt Maunganui

There are no public exposure sites for the Wayne County case. The figure, reported on Monday, is the second-highest reported total since the contagious disease was declared eliminated in the United St...

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New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

The order concerns all people living or working in four zip codes of Williamsburg, northwest Brooklyn, where some residents oppose vaccines on religious grounds - although neither Jewish texts, nor lo...

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Deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading through hospitals — CDC

Deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading through hospitals — CDC

The Brooklyn patient died 90 days after being admitted to hospital, but the Candida Auris did not disappear. Since then, 587 cases of Candida auris have been reported in the United States, the...

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New study finds no evidence of moderate drinking benefits

New study finds no evidence of moderate drinking benefits

People with genes increase risk for high alcohol intake are more likely to drink excessively, and be at higher risk for high blood pressure and stroke . The theory that a small amount of alcohol ...

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Bad diets are killing more people than SMOKING, new research shows

Bad diets are killing more people than SMOKING, new research shows

Interestingly enough, the study also finds that a diet low in whole grains was the next leading cause of diet-related deaths globally. Afshin, an assistant professor in the University of Washington...

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One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

An analysis of nearly 20 years of diet data from 195 countries found that poor diets killed 11 million people globally in 2017. The largest number of diet-related deaths were associated with eatin...

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