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Scientists discover first new HIV strain in 19 years Scientists discover first new HIV strain in 19 years
- November 09, 2019

In this instance, the first two were discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1983 and 1990 respectively. The third, collected in 2001, was hard to sequence at that time because of the amount of virus in the sample and the existing technology. (more...)
Toronto opening flu shot clinics as flu season looms Toronto opening flu shot clinics as flu season looms
- November 09, 2019

Dr. Katrina Pollock, from the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial, said , "The current recommendation is for people at risk of serious illness from flu, including people living with HIV , to receive a vaccine containing four influenza strains to protect them from seasonal flu". (more...)
10 hospitalized after insulin given instead of flu shots 10 hospitalized after insulin given instead of flu shots
- November 08, 2019

The elderly at the Jacquelyn House care center were ready to receive their flu shots, and found themselves numb after a few minutes. Sgt. Jim Warring of the Bartlesville Police Department told CNN that some of the residents who suffered were unable to explain their symptoms, as they were non-verbal or are unable to move. (more...)
CDC may have found a potential cause for vaping deaths CDC may have found a potential cause for vaping deaths
- November 08, 2019

THC was found in 82% of the samples, and nicotine was identified in 62% of the samples. Vitamin E acetate has been highlighted as a huge concern by proponents of vaping for months, and once people began falling ill it seemed like the most likely culprit. (more...)
Judge Voids Trump-Backed 'Conscience' Rule for Healthcare Workers Judge Voids Trump-Backed 'Conscience' Rule for Healthcare Workers
- November 08, 2019

The Trump administration announced the rule in May as an effort to protect the rights of people and institutions in the health care field who have moral objections to certain procedures like abortion, the provision of contraception, or "assisted suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing". (more...)
Judge Engelmeyer Vacates HHS Judge Engelmeyer Vacates HHS "Conscience Rule" In Its Entirety Blog SDNY Blog
- November 08, 2019

A spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department said it was studying the judge's ruling and would not comment. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer said while some conscience provisions exist in federal law, the department did not have the authority to change them, nor did it have the authority to threaten to terminate federal HHS funds to a state that did not follow the new rules . (more...)
Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades
- November 08, 2019

However, Michael Worobey, head of the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona says the latest revelation is actually not that big of a deal given that the new subtype belongs to the most common form of HIV which accounts for roughly 90 percent of all cases. (more...)
Science with Jonathan Webb: Measles and its impact on our immune system Science with Jonathan Webb: Measles and its impact on our immune system
- November 08, 2019

However, many scientists still debate which hypothesis is correct. Two detailed studies of blood from unvaccinated Dutch children who contracted measles now reveal how such infections can also compromise the immune system for months or years afterward, causing the body to "forget" immunity it had developed to other pathogens in the past. (more...)
UPS Flight Forward executes first ever revenue-generating drone deliveries UPS Flight Forward executes first ever revenue-generating drone deliveries
- November 07, 2019

A month later, CVS announced that it had become the first retail health care company to work with UPS to explore the use of drones for deliveries. UPS and CVS, have completed the first commercial medical drone delivery in the US. Although drones have previously been used to fly prescriptions and other medical items around hospital campuses, or between medical facilities, this marks the first time in the United States items have been delivered directly to a paying customer. (more...)
Too much screen time may slow toddlers' brain development Too much screen time may slow toddlers' brain development
- November 07, 2019

Higher ScreenQ scores were associated with reduced integrity of white matter in the brain, which affects organization and myelination, the process of forming a myelin sheath around a nerve to allow nerve impulses to move more quickly, in tracts that involve the executive function of language and other literacy skills. (more...)
Even a little running cuts risk of premature death, new study shows Even a little running cuts risk of premature death, new study shows
- November 07, 2019

Carried out by researchers in Australia, Thailand, Austria, and Finland, the new analysis looked at 14 existing studies which had tracked the health of a total of 232,149 people for between 5.5 and 35 years. And it was linked to a 30% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease , as well as a 23% lower risk of death from cancer. The team was on the lookout for research into the link between running, jogging, and the risk of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump tours Boston Medical Center First Lady Melania Trump tours Boston Medical Center
- November 07, 2019

The first lady will learn about the hospital's Cuddling Assists in Lowering Maternal and Infant Stress (CALM) Program developed to treat babies born with NAS, the East Wing announced earlier this week. One user called Dee savagely said: "The only thing the first lady knows how to cuddle is her bitcoins and diamonds, probably stuffed away in a vault in Switzerland". (more...)
1 in 4 High School Kids Vape, Mint Flavor Preferred 1 in 4 High School Kids Vape, Mint Flavor Preferred
- November 07, 2019

Both of the new studies were published online November 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association . To that end, New York State is about to become the 18th state to raise its minimum age for the purchase of tobacco products to 21. (more...)
56 percent of voters expect Trump will win again in 2020 56 percent of voters expect Trump will win again in 2020
- November 07, 2019

Among Republicans, 85 percent agreed, the Politico/Morning Consult survey showed. By comparison, more than a third of Democrats (35 percent) say the same. "Our data points show that Republicans and Democrats are equally inclined to say they are motivated and likely to vote in next year's election". Democrats were most likely to say they are hopeful (26 percent) and anxious (24 percent) about the election, while Republicans were most likely to say they are hopeful (19 percent) and confident ... (more...)
Judge rejects new federal health rule impacting abortions
- November 07, 2019

The rule let clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral and religious beliefs. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan declared the so-called "conscience rule" unconstitutional in a 147-page decision stemming from a lawsuit brought by NY and almost two dozen other mostly Democratic states and municipalities. (more...)
Avoid 'going viral' by getting a flu shot Avoid 'going viral' by getting a flu shot
- November 06, 2019

The agency says this is typical activity for the "interseasonal" period, which typically gives way to full-blown flu season at some point in November. Those are the two only two strains of influenza A to have been reported in Canada since September 1. One common misconception about the flu is that it can be contracted from the flu vaccine . (more...)
Warren Explains How She'll Pay for Medicare For All Warren Explains How She'll Pay for Medicare For All
- November 06, 2019

She said: "So if Joe Biden doesn't like that, I'm just not sure where he's going". She would also change the way business expenses are calculated: Instead of being able to expense investment in assets all at once, companies will have to space it out. (more...)
Congolese anti-Ebola fighter stabbed to death as new vaccine arrives Congolese anti-Ebola fighter stabbed to death as new vaccine arrives
- November 05, 2019

A journalist at Radio Lwemba, the local radio station where Mahamba worked, also confirmed the details. The reporter, who the BBC has identified as Papy Mumbere Mahamba, and his wife were both attacked at their home in Lwemba. A nurse and a police officer were killed in similar circumstances since the beginning of the epidemic. The J&J vaccine had been rejected by DRC's former health minister Oly Ilunga, who cited the risks of introducing a new product in communities where mistrust of ... (more...)
US court blocks another Trump immigration initiative US court blocks another Trump immigration initiative
- November 04, 2019

The immigration-defense groups that had sought the injunction said the new United States requirement would have been particularly onerous for low-income migrants and would unfairly favor others from wealthier countries. Exempt are asylum-seekers, refugees and non-citizen children of USA citizens. Visa applicants would have to prove they would be covered by an approved health insurance within 30 days of entry into the USA or possess the financial means to "pay for reasonably foreseeable ... (more...)
Vaccination clinics will open next week ahead of peak flu season Vaccination clinics will open next week ahead of peak flu season
- November 04, 2019

Peterborough Public Health is reporting the first lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza in the area, and is encouraging people to get a flu shot . "Everyone over the age of six months should get a flu shot to protect themselves and others". Influenza can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. (more...)

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