• 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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  • Adult dies in San Francisco's 1st flu-related death this winter season
Adult dies in San Francisco's 1st flu-related death this winter season

School absenteeism because of the flu is reported weekly. The hospital has not set a date when they anticipate to lift the restriction, but said that they will continue monitoring news about the flu season and then assess whether it will be safe to welcome children visitors back.

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  • Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now
Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now

A new jobs report on Friday showed USA employers added more than 300,000 jobs in December - well above expectations. "Despite this dovish tone, we are skeptical", Schenker said in a note. Her comments, from a sometimes hawkish Fed official, highlighted the change in tone at a central bank that, after two years of roughly quarterly rate increase...

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  • Flu-related deaths in Arkansas rise by 4, now stands at 10
Flu-related deaths in Arkansas rise by 4, now stands at 10

It peaks between December and February. "For it to just take her life, nothing prepares you for how fast it moves", said Allison's mother Crystal White Shield. A slow season this year will be good news for insurers. The best advice from public health managers is to get a flu shot, after that they say basic hygiene and staying away from sick peopl...

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  • Public Health urges residents to get flu shot
Public Health urges residents to get flu shot

Influenza B strain viruses, which have the same symptoms as A-strain viruses, are also circulating this season as usual, the CDC said . "It is extremely important for people to get vaccinated". "The absolute best way to protect yourself and others from the flu is to get vaccinated". The flu vaccine is available from health-care providers, walk-i...

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  • Lincolnshire residents urged to show support on World Aids Day
Lincolnshire residents urged to show support on World Aids Day

Speaking during an adjournment debate on HIV, he said: "Next year it will be 10 years since I became HIV-positive". The fight against HIV is not just about the virus, it is also trying to stop the ignorance and discrimination that people living with HIV can face, which can limit their opportunities and prevent them from living full and happy live...

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  • Shortage of Insulin to Affect Half of Type 2 Diabetics by 2030
Shortage of Insulin to Affect Half of Type 2 Diabetics by 2030

The rate at which people are developing diabetes has experts anxious that we will not be able to keep up with the demand for insulin. The researchers developed a microsimulation of the global burden of type 2 diabetes from 2018 to 2013, estimating that around 40 million patients will be left without insulin unless improvements to cost and access ar...

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  • More Effort Needed To Reduce Antibiotics Consumption, WHO Report Says
More Effort Needed To Reduce Antibiotics Consumption, WHO Report Says

Antibiotics help in tackling such harmful bacteria by making it hard for them to proliferate. However, unwillingness or unpreparedness of any individual or organisation to act or react would not deter the overuse of antibiotics becoming a much bigger problem.

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  • Male 9/11 Survivor Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Male 9/11 Survivor Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Lacey Prestay, an exercise physiologist at OSF Hospital, has been raising money for this campaign in the Delta and Menominee County area. Over £31.5 million has been raised by wear it pink supporters since it began in 2002. There have not been any concerning breast cancer occurrence rates for males who survived 9/11. "Instead of being a victim ...

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  • 6 children killed in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
6 children killed in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

The health department had earlier confirmed 18 cases of the virus. The facility is not admitting any new patients until the outbreak ends, the statement said. Adenoviruses can cause a wide range of illnesses such as common cold , sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia , diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder inflammation or infection, stomach and inte...

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  • Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors
Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors

Tim Booth, director of the viral diseases division of Canada's National Microbiology Lab. USA health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of AFM . It affects fewer than one in a million people each year across the country, the CDC estimates . About 90 percent of the cases are children who have suffered muscle weakness or paralysis, ...

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  • WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care
WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

A mental health advocate in California, who has recently been awarded by the State Senate, said on Wednesday that her priority now is to help raise the awareness of mental illnesses among young Chinese Americans. Many more people - one in four, in fact - will have mental health issues at some point in their lives. Main triggers include relat...

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  • Senators want investigation into polio-like sickness that has struck seven children
Senators want investigation into polio-like sickness that has struck seven children

Reports surfaced on Wednesday that two Chicago-area children are being treated at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for the illness - including 2-year-old Julia Payne, who has been fighting the illness for almost a month. AFM mainly affects children, for reasons which remain unclear. The initial symptoms of AFM in children include facial droopi...

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  • 'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine'
'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine'

This is the highest death toll from the flu in the last four decades. In Kansas, influenza was the direct cause of death for almost 200 people last winter, according to health officials. One of the most pervasive myths about the flu shot is that getting it can actually cause you to get the flu. "And people unfortunately attribute that to the flu ...

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