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Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk

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After taking into account factors including drinking, education and use of other drugs such as ketamine, the team found those with a psychotic disorder were more likely to have used cannabis at some point in their life than those without the condition. Read More »

Are eggs good or bad? New study links eggs to heart disease

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After analyzing 30,000 Americans from six separate studies , researchers concluded that eating an extra half-egg a day increased the risk of cardiovascular disease (6 percent) and premature death (8 percent) over the study period. "Eat them in moderation". That, Allen said, means the association between eggs and heart disease is explained by the cholesterol in the eggs. "Our study showed if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly ... Read More »

Unvaccinated Oregon boy had ‘severe’ tetanus

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A 6-year-old boy in OR fell down while playing on a farm and cut his forehead-and if he'd had his standard childhood shots, you wouldn't be reading about him. All in all, the medical care cost more than $800,000, and that's not even including the air transport, ambulance costs or the inpatient care. He was also given a dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, as well as tetanus immune globulin, a medication made up of antibodies against the infection. Read More »

Facebook Announces New Steps to Limit the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation

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As of now, Facebook plans to give users authoritative information on the controversial topic as stated by Monika Bickert, vice president of Facebook's global policy management in a statement on Thursday. The company no longer allows targeting based on users' interest in "vaccine controversies" and will share educational materials with users that come across such misinformation. Read More »

Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

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The influx of information that leaked to the media relating to Jussie Smollett's case has prompted officials to look into where their "vulnerabilities" lie. "Until somebody can show me some proof otherwise, I'm going with him", Queen told Yahoo News on their series, " Through Her Eyes ". "The guy I've seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who's very kind and who's always been cool and sweet", Latifah, 48, said on Yahoo News' Through Her Eyes . Read More »

Milestone reached as HIV remission achieved in second patient

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Rare cases of remission, such as the London and Berlin patients "provide a lot of enthusiasm and motivation" for research teams and show that a cure can be achieved, he said , "but we still have a long way to go". The unexpected success has launched a new round of discussion about a potential cure for HIV. It's also not certain yet whether the London patient will remain HIV-free. Read More »

Lilly to sell generic Humalog insulin at half price

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The discounted insulin will sell for $137.35 per vial or $265.20 for a five pack of Kwik Pens. The cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes in the United States has almost doubled over a five-year period, leading some patients to put their own health at risk by rationing the medication. Read More »

Blood pressure medicine recalled after potential carcinogen is found in it

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Here's a list of the Torrent Pharmaceuticals products being recalled . "That said, any presence of such impurities in drug products is not acceptable". Manufacturers are compelled to report impurities, for example, and the agency inspects factories on a risk-prioritized basis. "Obviously, if they're not looking for it, they don't really know that it's occurring", Freeman said. Read More »

Hope as man 'free of HIV virus' after treatment

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Sharon Lewin , director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne and a leading expert on HIV/AIDS, told AFP it was likely one of two things had happened. Later that year, he was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma , a deadly cancer. Interestingly, the donor's stem cells had a mutation named CCR5 delta 32. Read More »

Second person in history reportedly cured of HIV

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Both the London and Berlin patients received stem cell transplants from donors carrying a genetic mutation that prevents expression of an HIV receptor, known as CCR5. To learn more about the factors that favor a cure, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, a New York City-based foundation, in 2014 began to fund a consortium of global researchers who do transplants in HIV-infected people with blood cancers. Read More »

Number Of Confirmed Measles Cases Rises Again In Rockland

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This is despite there being a vaccine for measles readily available in most countries, which is cheap and effective. Nine of 10 unvaccinated people who come into contact with someone with measles will catch it. Serious complications can include pneumonia or brain swelling, leading to blindness or deafness, and in some cases death. If you got the standard two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella ( MMR) vaccine after 1967, you should be protected against the measles for life. Read More »

GE soars on deal to sell biopharma unit for $21 billion

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In pre-market trading Monday, GE shares were jumping 14.26 percent to $11.61, their highest level since late October. The GE Biopharma business is part of the company's GE Life Sciences division. In November, GE announced it would expedite efforts to sell a $4 billion stake in the oil-field-services provider Baker Hughes . The business will be established as a stand-alone operating company within Danaher's $6.5 billion Life Sciences segment, joining the Company's Pall, Beckman ... Read More »

Momo challenge 'hacking Peppa Pig, Fortnite and YouTube Kids'

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The mother also goes to compile videos of Minecraft videos with multiple shooting scenes including one within a school. As The Post's Elizabeth Dwoskin reported last month, YouTube announced that it was rebuilding its recommendation algorithm to prevent it from prompting videos that include conspiracy theories and other bogus information, though the videos would remain on the site. Read More »

Trump Administration Moves to Cut Off Planned Parenthood From Family Planning Funds

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The finalized version of the rule was announced in a February 22 press release from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Trump administration issued a rule on Friday barring groups that provide abortion referrals from participating in the $286 million federal family planning program - a long-expected move that would direct money away from Planned Parenthood and towards faith-based providers. Read More »

Vaccinations and the measles resurgence | Smart Talk

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It's important to me that parents who do have questions about vaccines talk to their healthcare provider so they can feel confident in making the decision to vaccinate. Some people - infants, people with certain underlying health conditions and those undergoing chemotherapy - can not be vaccinated and must rely on "herd" immunity to prevent infection. Read More »

Diet drinks ‘raise fizzical threat of an early death’

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The study focused on over 80,000 post-menopausal women in the USA for an average of 11.9 years. Women who consumed two or more artificially sweetened drinks - Diet Coke or Pepsi Max, for example - were 31 per cent more likely to have a clot-based stroke , 29 per cent more likely to develop heart disease , and 16 per cent more likely to die from other causes, when compared to women who consumed less than one of these drinks a week or none at all. Read More »

Mom urges parents to vaccinate kids after measles outbreak

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Federal health officials say 101 measles cases had been reported in 10 states this year as of February 7. Despite measles being officially declared "eliminated in the United States" in 2000, the number of measles cases have been increasing ever since, with 79 cases already in 2019, majority in Washington state. Read More »

Maybe Marijuana Isn't Bad for Sperm Count After All

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One widely circulated 2014 study involving almost 2,000 British men - the world's largest study to explore how common lifestyle factors influence sperm morphology (the size and shape of sperm) - found that males under 30 with less than four-per-cent normal sperm were almost twice as likely to have used cannabis in the previous three months. Read More »

Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

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More children in the Region received the full two-dose series on time, according to their countries' immunization schedules, in 2017 than in any year since World Health Organization started collecting data on the second dose in 2000. Canada has been free of endemic measles since 1998, meaning the virus isn't constantly present. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2017 ChildVaxView Report, which details MMR vaccination coverage among children 19-35 months by state ... Read More »

Measles outbreak spreads to Texas

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According to the Bell County Health District, there were four possible cases under investigation. The HSE says while the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years. Read More »

Measles cases reported in several Houston-area communities

The vast majority of Vancouver-area cases were not vaccinated against the virus. In King County, the rise was a more modest 13 percent, from 3,960 doses to 4,480. On Wednesday, officials sent letters to families of 5,000 children in Multnomah County, telling them they'll be excluded from school if they don't have up-to-date immunizations or valid exemptions by February 20. Read More »

Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads

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Measles is highly contagious. When it comes to unvaccinated people, one with measles can infect from 12 to 18 others. If you were born before 1960, there is a possibility you have had the measles infection. A person with measles will themselves be most infectious to others in the period four days before and after the rash appears. There had been studies that show that parents consider HCPs as the most important source of information when deciding whether their child should be given a ... Read More »

The 'World Record Egg' Has Cracked And Has An Important Message

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Broadcast on streaming service Hulu , the ad shows the egg cracking under the pressure of social media fame in an advert for Mental Health America , a non-profit organization based in Virginia "dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness", according to its website . Read More »

Myths about the HPV vaccine continue to put people's lives at risk

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Multiple initiatives run on World Cancer Day to show support for those affected by cancer . Our goal may be to "Beat Cancer Sooner" but the current system is pretty much certain to "Beat Cancer Later". While talking to the Standard on September 16, 2015, during the launch of cancer awareness in Nairobi, Kenya Cancer Association Ann Korir described the challenges causing deaths as follows: "Why are people dying of cancer ". Read More »

Widespread flu activity reported

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The Tennessee Department of Health reports that Knoxville and Knox County has 11.8% of patients visiting clinics with influenza. This season has had about 22 child deaths across the US from the flu, according to the department. Nationwide, 185 child deaths have been attributed to the flu - and about 80 percent of those kids had not received their flu shots. Only 44 percent of kids in North Dakota aged 6 months to 4 years old are now vaccinated, according to the health department. Read More »

No Measles Cases Reported So Far to Chelan-Douglas Health District

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No cases of measles have been reported in Chelan or Douglas County. For more information about the measles outbreak, check out this FAQ from Jackson County Public Health , or follow the or and Washington state investigation. But it is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring the virus back and spread it, causing periodic outbreaks. Read More »

Cigarettes Really Can Help You Quit Smoking, Large New Study Finds

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The study team acknowledged, however, that prior research has demonstrated that when nicotine replacement products are paired with prescription medications - such as the nicotine receptor blocker Chantix (varenicline) and/or bupropion one year abstinence rates are the same or higher as the e-cig results. Read More »

Eating breakfast to lose weight ‘may not help’

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Few of the studies blinded the volunteers, meaning they knew if they were eating breakfast or not. But a new analysis found that people who ate breakfast regularly consumed more calories each day and those who skipped it didn't have an increased appetite later in the day. Read More »