• Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia
Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

The immunization rate for Island children entering Grade 1 this past year was over 95 per cent, Morrison said . Basson said public health experts have not been able to speak with the woman because she is unconscious, but her mother told them that she had received all required childhood vaccinations, which, in the 1970s, would have included one...

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  • Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns
Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

Beto O'Rourke did the same on Monday evening, though without his 2018 return which he hadn't filed yet but said he would make public as soon as he filed. Sanders stressed that his wealth is a new development in an accompanying statement . "I guess the president watches your network a little bit", Sanders said, turning to the camera.

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  • Measles outbreak causes health hysteria
Measles outbreak causes health hysteria

Among her daily battles - having to constantly repeat that the vaccine does not cause other diseases, that it does not lead to autism, and that the practice of using fetal tissue to produce the vaccine ended decades ago. Latimer said the children may have been exposed to the virus while attending family events in Rockland County and Brooklyn. Westc...

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  • Deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading through hospitals — CDC
Deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading through hospitals — CDC

Dr Colin Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist for Public Health England's national infection service, said, " Candida auris is an uncommon fungus in the United Kingdom and our enhanced surveillance shows a low risk to patients in healthcare settings".

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  • NYC Mayor Orders Mandatory Measles Vaccinations After Brooklyn Outbreak
NYC Mayor Orders Mandatory Measles Vaccinations After Brooklyn Outbreak

We can not allow this risky disease to make a comeback in New York City . 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 their safety.

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  • Dallas reports first confirmed measles case since 2017 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Dallas reports first confirmed measles case since 2017 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

State officials say they are working closely with health departments in Oakland and Wayne counties to identify possible locations where victims were exposed to the measles. Maryland allows for medical and religious exemptions, but vaccination rates have remained high, though they have been dropping for kindergartners who normally are vaccinated bef...

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  • Trump says he never expected health care vote before 2020 election
Trump says he never expected health care vote before 2020 election

A draft of the principles is circulating within the administration, according to one official, who could not offer a timeline of when it might be made public because the process is in the early stages. Trump and McConnell had not spoken for days. But his motivations were always as political as they were legislative, with the president not wanting t...

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  • After Inspiring Obamacare, Mitt Romney Is Pitching In On Its Replacement
After Inspiring Obamacare, Mitt Romney Is Pitching In On Its Replacement

Democrats have slammed the administration for "sabotaging" the health care law through regulations that promote "junk" insurance, and short-term plans have drawn more of their ire than the association plans. Mitt Romney is among Republican senators discussing health care reform plans as the Trump administration wages a court battle to strike down t...

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  • Republicans Brace For New Obamacare Repeal Fight Ahead Of 2020 Election
Republicans Brace For New Obamacare Repeal Fight Ahead Of 2020 Election

Trump said the climate-change proposal would be a good campaign issue to fight over with Democrats. AP's VoteCast survey of more than 115,000 voters in the 2018 midterm elections found that health care was identified as the most important issue by 26 percent of voters, including almost 4 in 10 of those who voted for a Democratic House candidate...

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  • Trump Admin Now Backs Judge's Ruling To Toss All Of Obamacare
Trump Admin Now Backs Judge's Ruling To Toss All Of Obamacare

It creates a national reinsurance program to offset high medical bills for insurers and thereby keep premium increases in check. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi also talked up the party's health care agenda - even as she once again tried to put off talk of impeaching the president.

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  • Drinking hot tea could double the risk of cancer
Drinking hot tea could double the risk of cancer

Drinking 700ml per day of tea at 60C or higher was "consistently associated" with raising the risk of the disease. Farhad Islami, lead author, said: "Many people enjoy drinking tea, coffee , or other hot beverages ". Specifically, esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world, according to data from the International Age...

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  • Measles cases in Ireland increased by 244% in 2018
Measles cases in Ireland increased by 244% in 2018

The Philippines, Brazil and France along with seven other countries account for nearly two-thirds of the total increase, which UNICEF says is eroding progress already made in the fight against this curable and highly deadly disease. It has not been affected by the country's civil unrest, but "negative attitudes toward immunization, and previous s...

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  • HHS Final Rule Blocks Funding to Clinics With Abortion Services
HHS Final Rule Blocks Funding to Clinics With Abortion Services

Under the rule, clinics that receive federal family planning funding are prohibited from operating in facilities that also provide abortions, imposing what it described as "financial and physical" separation. Planned Parenthood now gets about $60 million a year nationwide in Title X federal funding. Planned Parenthood serves about 41 percent of T...

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  • Donald Trump will 'declare national emergency' to build Mexico border wall
Donald Trump will 'declare national emergency' to build Mexico border wall

The bill faces votes in the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled House of Representatives before going to Mr Trump. Funding is due to expire for those agencies on Friday. Mr McConnell urged senators to approve it as "a compromise that no side will view as a ideal deal". An executive action declaring the nation is in a state of a n...

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  • Measles cases in Europe `highest in decade´
Measles cases in Europe `highest in decade´

This represents a 74 per cent increase from 2018. The most serious complications from severe measles include blindness, encephalitis (an infection that causes brain swelling), diarrhoea and dehydration, and severe respiratory infections, according to WHO .

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  • Bell County officials confirm possible measles case
Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

Beckham said new cases of measles are becoming more common than before, saying the last time they had a confirmed case was past year. All three people reside in northwest Harris County , in line with Harris County Public Health . "Getting vaccinated protects you as well as those who are unable to receive vaccines due to age or medical conditions"...

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  • Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot
Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot

To create "herd immunity" that helps protect those who can't get the vaccine (such as young infants or those with weak immune systems), you need about 95% vaccination, so the 94% isn't flawless - and in some states and communities, that number is even lower.

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  • Kamala Harris’s CNN Townhall Was Most Watched Ever for a Single Candidate
Kamala Harris’s CNN Townhall Was Most Watched Ever for a Single Candidate

The Californian senator could became America's first female United States president, and her rally in front of an enraptured crowd of 20,000 showed the world she could go all the way. Over 90 percent of American prosecutors are white, and over 80 percent of them are male, which means that Harris is in rare company as a black woman enforcer of the l...

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  • AP CM says EVMs turning out to be big threat to democracy
AP CM says EVMs turning out to be big threat to democracy

He said he was part of a team that had designed the machines used in the 2014 election. His comments come a day after a self-proclaimed Indian cyber expert claimed in London that the EVMs could be hacked and that the 2014 parliamentary election was " rigged ".

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  • Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low | Somers
Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low | Somers

De Blasio explained a day earlier that the plan, referred to as " NYC Care ", will reach almost 600,000 New Yorkers and cost taxpayers at least $100 million. The NYC Care program will give people access to medical, pharmacy, mental health and substance abuse services. "Undocumented young adults should not have to worry about losing their health c...

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