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Teens can work out for free at Planet Fitness gyms this summer Teens can work out for free at Planet Fitness gyms this summer
- April 26, 2019

If you have a teen that is interested, take them to a local Planet Fitness and sign a gym waiver to start getting them in shape. Once registered, their free workouts will be limited to that Planet Fitness location . If you are under 18, you'll need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. If you know any teens looking to get fit this summer? A total of $30,500 in scholarships will be awarded. (more...)
'Mind-reading' brain implants let patients speak 'Mind-reading' brain implants let patients speak
- April 26, 2019

Their brain activity was recorded and sent to a computer which was trained to read these messages and use them to make a virtual version of the vocal tract move. In fact, scientists have already developed a computer-based system that can translate brain activity into speech. With this new development, patients who lost their voice could potentially gain access to faster, more efficient technology that helps them communicate. (more...)
Alabama lottery bill passes Senate Alabama lottery bill passes Senate
- April 26, 2019

A proposal to start a state lottery narrowly cleared its first major hurdle in the Alabama Legislature as senators gathered the minimum 21 votes needed Thursday to get the measure through the state Senate . Alabama is one of six states without a lottery. After debate began there were immediate disagreements on electronic gambling. Senators stripped a committee amendment by Sen. (more...)
California universities quarantine hundreds amid U.S. measles outbreak
- April 26, 2019

The state recorded 38 measles cases as of Thursday; there were 11 around the same time previous year, said Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health . The LA campuses of the University of California and California State University imposed the quarantine after they became aware of people infected with measles who had potentially exposed hundreds. (more...)
Malaria is still major health challenge facing Nigerians Malaria is still major health challenge facing Nigerians
- April 26, 2019

Some of the consequences of presumptive use of antimalarial could delay intervention in non-malarial febrile illness as patients may not receive the appropriate treatment for their condition which could be very risky as the condition could worsen also, resistance to antimalarial drugs is very unsafe because when such person is actually infected with malaria, the antimalarial drug given might not be effective. (more...)
Study finds popular e-cigarettes contaminated with toxic fungus Study finds popular e-cigarettes contaminated with toxic fungus
- April 26, 2019

In addition, the study revealed that sweet fruity flavours, which are particularly popular among teens, were most likely to carry the toxins. Harvard researchers had studied the link between the identified chemicals with severe respiratory disease associated with the flavors of e-cigarette. (more...)
World’s first malaria vaccine pilot programme launched in Malawi World’s first malaria vaccine pilot programme launched in Malawi
- April 26, 2019

Known by its lab initials as RTS, S but branded Mosquirix, the vaccine has passed lengthy scientific trials, which found it to be safe and reduced the risk of malaria by almost 40 percent - the best-ever recorded. The pilot program aims to reach about 360,000 children each year. Each child requires four doses of the vaccine to ensure robust protection; it also calls for a strict schedule, and should not coincide with other medications. (more...)
FDA Approves First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children FDA Approves First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children
- April 25, 2019

NeuroSigma's prescription-only Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System is the first non-drug treatment for ADHD to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) and is indicated for patients aged 7 to 12 who are not taking a prescription ADHD medication. (more...)
'Kissing Bug' related to fatal disease confirmed to be in Delaware
- April 25, 2019

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about triatoma sanguisuga , a " kissing bug " that bites people's faces and spreads the parasitic illness Chagas disease . A beach artist gives the final touches to a sand sculpture of the Chagas disease's vector, the "assassin bug" ('barbeiro' in Portuguese), during a demonstration at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 9, 2009. (more...)
IL affected in ground beef recall after growing E. coli outbreak IL affected in ground beef recall after growing E. coli outbreak
- April 25, 2019

The CDC says people can continue to eat ground beef. The latest illness onset is April 7, and patients range in age from less than 1 year to 83. Of 127 people with available information, 20 (16%) were hospitalized. "At this time, there is no definitive link between this positive product and the ongoing E. coli O103 outbreak". People who ingest the Shiga toxin-producing E. (more...)
USA records 695 measles cases, highest since elimination in 2000 -CDC USA records 695 measles cases, highest since elimination in 2000 -CDC
- April 25, 2019

The contagious nature of the disease coupled with global travel and communities with low vaccination rates have all contributed to the spike in cases being seen in the U.S. Overall, there have been 681 measles cases across 22 states this year, according to CNN's analysis of data from state and local health departments. (more...)
More Cases of Measles Reported in NY More Cases of Measles Reported in NY
- April 25, 2019

The city's ongoing order requires residents in four Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant zip codes to get the measles vaccine or face fines. More measles cases have been confirmed in Greater Manchester so far this year than in the whole of the previous two years combined. (more...)
Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC
- April 24, 2019

It can be serious with about one in ten people with measles needing hospital treatment. Out of the 359 confirmed cases in the Empire State, 306 cases were reported in those under 18 years of age. Anyone who has these symptoms should contact his or her health care provider. The county's clinic is located at 40 Parker Road, Elizabeth, and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. (more...)
Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts
- April 23, 2019

Separately, officials in New York's Rockland County noted that there have been 194 confirmed cases there in 2019. The Centers for Disease Control said from January 1 to April 11, there were 555 individual cases of measles confirmed in 20 states . (more...)
Flight attendant in coma with measles Flight attendant in coma with measles
- April 23, 2019

Almost two-thirds of all cases have been in the state of NY, and 85% of the latest week's cases came from the state. The woman was working on board El AL flight 002 from John F. Public health officials in York Region are alerting the public after they confirmed a case of the measles in someone who visited health centres in the area. (more...)
Measles Cases Hit 626 as U.S. Nears Record Mark
- April 23, 2019

Twenty-two states have reported cases - Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan , Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey , New York , Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington . (more...)
UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo
- April 22, 2019

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces is believed to have killed 843 people and infected over 450 more so far. Rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo attacked a hospital on Saturday, in the latest in a series of attacks on Ebola treatment centers and hospitals in the region. (more...)
Israeli scientists create world's first 3-D heart made from human cells Israeli scientists create world's first 3-D heart made from human cells
- April 20, 2019

The approach taken by the researchers from Tel Aviv University was within the field of cardiac tissue engineering, where there is growing interest with this alternative approach which involves integrating cardiac cells and 3D biomaterials. (more...)
New warning of cancer risk from red and processed meat New warning of cancer risk from red and processed meat
- April 20, 2019

Prof Key and co-authors Dr Kathryn Bradbury and Dr Neil Murphy studied the diets of almost half a million British men and women , aged 40 to 69 when the research began, over more than five years - during which time 2,609 of them developed bowel cancer . (more...)
Third measles patient confirmed in Maryland, unrelated to earlier ‘household contact’ cases Third measles patient confirmed in Maryland, unrelated to earlier ‘household contact’ cases
- April 19, 2019

During a meeting Wednesday, the city's health board said it would be seeking civil, not criminal, penalties against the parents. "York Region Public Health and Southlake Regional Health Centre are working together to notify individuals who may have been exposed during the above dates and times", officials said in a news release issued Thursday. (more...)

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