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CT to join legal battle over new Trump abortion policy CT to join legal battle over new Trump abortion policy
- March 01, 2019

Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release Friday. This month, the Trump administration released its revised Final Rule on the regulations governing Title X. By its action, the administration has reaffirmed that abortion "is not family planning", said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas. "It is AUL's long-time policy position that funds appropriated or controlled by the federal and state governments should be allocated away from the subsidization of ... (more...)
New Ontario Health super agency and co-ordinated health teams announced New Ontario Health super agency and co-ordinated health teams announced
- February 28, 2019

The Ontario health teams also will help roll out patient and physician access to more secure digital tools, including the ability to teleconference with care providers, book appointments and access health records, a tidal shift that could save primary care providers time, one London doctor says. (more...)
GE sells biopharma unit for $21 billion GE sells biopharma unit for $21 billion
- February 27, 2019

The biopharma sale also propelled a broad rally in GE's roughly $120 billion of bonds, which had taken a pounding in late 2018 as it became clear that earlier restructuring efforts were falling short and that the company would need to take more aggressive action to address its debt load in particular. (more...)
Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons
- February 26, 2019

A US pediatrician is raising an alarm about instructions on how to slit one's wrists posted in YouTube videos targeted at children - showing that inappropriate content continues to slip through the online streaming site's filters. google .com) and give users a dashboard showing the status of videos they've flagged to us". The videos follows mounting pressure for the world's largest video-sharing platform to monitor and remove problematic content . (more...)
Vancouver outbreak of measles may have spread to Edmonton Vancouver outbreak of measles may have spread to Edmonton
- February 26, 2019

She says most people in B.C. are vaccinated and older adults may already have had measles but anyone born after 1970 should ensure they have two doses of a vaccine, which is routinely given to children at age one and then between the ages of four and six. (more...)
NC reports 13 more flu deaths last week NC reports 13 more flu deaths last week
- February 23, 2019

A 14-year-old girl who died of influenza-related complications in San Diego County last week is the first child in the region to die due to the flu this season, county health officials announced Wednesday. "This can be very necessary that folks get vaccinated as a result of influenza will be lethal". Public health officials in MA have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season. (more...)
Maine Family Planning considers suing over new Trump abortion 'gag rule' Maine Family Planning considers suing over new Trump abortion 'gag rule'
- February 23, 2019

Although federal family planning funds by law can not be used to pay for abortions, religious conservatives have long argued that the programme indirectly subsidises Planned Parenthood . Planned Parenthood serves about 41 percent of Title X patients and receives about $60 million from the program. "Imagine if the Trump administration prevented doctors from talking to our patients with diabetes about insulin", said Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a ... (more...)
Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations
- February 23, 2019

Because measles is so contagious - the virus can live in the air where an infected person has coughed or sneezed for up to two hours - controlling outbreaks can be extremely hard. Dix said Ontario's system makes it more hard for those eligible for vaccination to miss getting their shots - and he wants to see B.C. with a similar model. (more...)
Center of Disease Control Warns Of Deadly Disease Center of Disease Control Warns Of Deadly Disease
- February 22, 2019

In the case of CWD, the protein damage causes holes to develop in the brain of the infected animal, leading to symptoms which may include drastic weight loss (wasting, ) stumbling, listlessness, drooling, a lack of fear and aggression. Scientists expect that assessing the risk of chronic wasting disease in humans will take years, as symptoms take a long time to appear. There is no known case of CWD in a human. (more...)
Startup halts treatment using young people's blood after warning Startup halts treatment using young people's blood after warning
- February 22, 2019

Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood and contains proteins that help blood to clot. "This is not a proper use of plasma", said Gottlieb. The idea of infusing young blood to fight ageing has attracted technology entrepreneurs like billionaire Peter Thiel and was lampooned in a 2017 episode of the HBO show "Silicon Valley". (more...)
Almost 70 people diagnosed with measles in Oregon, Washington outbreak Almost 70 people diagnosed with measles in Oregon, Washington outbreak
- February 22, 2019

Measles infection can have serious complications such as pneumonia, seizures and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Vancouver, Canada (not to be mistaken for Vancouver, Washington, which is also now suffering a measles outbreak) has had nine cases of measles confirmed just this month. (more...)
The Deadly ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ May Attack Humans Soon The Deadly ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ May Attack Humans Soon
- February 20, 2019

In deer and other cervids, the disease has an incubation period of over a year, with some animals not showing symptoms for years after being infected, the CDC says. No evidence now could prove that the disease can spread to humans , but it could affect the central nervous system of animals and make them more aggressive and less afraid of human contact. (more...)
Low push-up capacity may indicate heart disease risk Low push-up capacity may indicate heart disease risk
- February 19, 2019

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD )outcomes-including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure-during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do less than 10 push-ups during the baseline exam. (more...)
Confirmed case of measles in Barren River District Confirmed case of measles in Barren River District
- February 18, 2019

In Ashtabula County, health officials say the measles outbreak in the Northwest is just a plane ride away from landing in Ohio. "We aren't revealing vaccination information for any of the cases because we need to protect their privacy, as they are considered patients", she said. (more...)
Facebook Considers Removing Anti-Vaccine Information from Site Facebook Considers Removing Anti-Vaccine Information from Site
- February 18, 2019

Even Hollywood types of far-left political leanings have questioned the need to vaccinate children to the degree public schools demand. In the letter , which was addressed to CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Schiff said there is "no evidence to suggest that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases" and that Facebook plays a role in spreading misinformation. (more...)
Diet drinks linked to stroke in post-menopausal women Diet drinks linked to stroke in post-menopausal women
- February 18, 2019

While this study identifies an association between diet drinks and stroke , it does not prove cause and effect because it was an observational study based on self-reported information about diet drink consumption. A heart attack is where the artery is blocked, preventing blood from getting through - and a ischaemic stroke is where a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked in a similar way. (more...)
Flu Shot Effectiveness Numbers Out for Current Season Flu Shot Effectiveness Numbers Out for Current Season
- February 18, 2019

Overall effectiveness against influenza was 47% (95% confidence interval [CI], 34% to 57%). Last season, the CDC gauges 80,000 individuals died of influenza and its complexities, the most astounding loss of life in something like four decades. (more...)
Trump to Sign Spending Bill and Declare National Emergency Over Border Trump to Sign Spending Bill and Declare National Emergency Over Border
- February 15, 2019

Under Trump, Congress has not authorized any funding for a wall. The compromise provides for $1.375 billion for 55 miles of border fencing, which is less than the deal past year that forced the shutdown. 7, 2019. The Senate approved the border security deal by a lopsided 83-16 tally. The House followed with a 300-128 tally, with Trump's signature planned Friday. (more...)
New measles case confirmed in Vancouver New measles case confirmed in Vancouver
- February 14, 2019

An ongoing measles outbreak in the Philippines has killed at least 70 people in the past month, with anti-vax conspiracy theorists blamed for a fall in the rate of protected children . The three additional cases pose no risk to the public. Clackamas County, Ore., Public Health, 503-655-8411. Second, the interruption of measles transmission in hospitals and health facilities is to be accomplished by the establishment of a "measles fast lane" to "promptly manage clients with fever and rash". (more...)
E-cigarette use 'skyrocketing' among young Americans E-cigarette use 'skyrocketing' among young Americans
- February 14, 2019

On Feb. 4, organizers from anti-tobacco group NYC Smoke Free traveled with students to the capital on Legislative Education Day, to show their support for more comprehensive tobacco control programs. In the past, Gottlieb has said that he would consider halting sales of e-cigarettes while companies go through the FDA review. The team exposed the cells to different concentrations of cigarette smoke, e-cigarette vapour and vapour from a heated tobacco device, and measured whether this was ... (more...)

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