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AMA blasts reasoning for military's transgender policy

AMA blasts reasoning for military's transgender policy The Defense Department said its use of the words "deficiencies" is military lingo for when an individual fails to meet standards to maintain a lethal force. The Associated Press (AP) wrote in an article last month , under the new rules, now serving transgender troops and anyone who has signed an enlistment contract by April 12 may continue with plans for hormone treatments and gender transition if... Continua a leggere...

Officials urge precautions against drug-resistant fungus

Officials urge precautions against drug-resistant fungus As C. auris is showing us, fungal infections may soon contribute to that growing number. AS of this writing, the origins of Candida auris remain unknown and the CDC and other health agencies continue to find more potent ways to control it. Continua a leggere...

NY measles outbreak spreads to more counties

NY measles outbreak spreads to more counties None of them attend public schools, Latimer said . The year is already shaping up to be one of the worst for measles outbreaks across the nation. We all have our individual rights guaranteed to us under the Constitution. Before researchers developed a vaccine, this disease once affected millions in the US and hospitalized tens of thousands every year. Continua a leggere...

Ground beef likely cause of food poisoning outbreak in TN

Ground beef likely cause of food poisoning outbreak in TN The mystery behind an E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of people across six states appears to have been solved, with health officials reporting ground beef as the likely source of illness. The others are Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. Already, this is the third-largest multistate E. coli outbreak reported in 20 years, the CDC said. Continua a leggere...

AG William Barr testifies in House hearing

AG William Barr testifies in House hearing While the four-page letter released by Barr said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates around the time of the 2016 election, it also said Mueller had presented evidence on both sides of the obstruction question and ultimately did not reach a conclusion on it. Continua a leggere...

Biggest measles outbreak since 2000 strikes 19 states

Biggest measles outbreak since 2000 strikes 19 states It's a nightmare for public health officials, but it's good for Merck & Co., Inc. "This is the epicenter of a measles outbreak that is very, very troubling and must be dealt with immediately", de Blasio said at a news conference on Tuesday in Williamsburg. Continua a leggere...

Senate passes bill to drop 'mental retardation' term

Senate passes bill to drop 'mental retardation' term The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would remove the term "mental retardation" from five state agencies' administrative codes, even though Democratic Gov. Evers' spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, emailed the governor's top aides a few hours later asking whether Evers could sign an executive order accomplishing the same thing. Continua a leggere...

Vitamins from Food - Not Supplements - Linked with Longer Life

Vitamins from Food - Not Supplements - Linked with Longer Life The message to take from the new study, "even though it's not glamorous, is to focus on getting our nutrients from our diet rather than from supplements", Kelly Sanna-Gouin, a registered dietitian at the Detroit Medical Center, said. On the other hand, consuming adequate amounts of calcium from food had no association with cancer . While it is comforting to know that as a society we are taking ... Continua a leggere...

Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week

Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week William Barr made the announcement on Tuesday his team will review decisions made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department during the probe of the Trump campaign. For most people who aren't as obsessed with the Mueller investigation, that line of reasoning is likely too confusing to follow. "It is like fundamentally rigging the game before we know what the actual score is",... Continua a leggere...

United Kingdom air is worst in Europe for causing child asthma

United Kingdom air is worst in Europe for causing child asthma Nitrogen dioxide, which comes from vehicle exhausts, has been described as a "substantial" risk factor for the condition, meaning busy United Kingdom cities such as London and Manchester are not good for lung health. "Recent examples include Shenzhen's electrification of its entire bus fleet and London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone congestion charges". The Daily Mail reports that the number of chi... Continua a leggere...

NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says

NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says A recently released large-scale Danish study looked at any possible risk for autism from the MMR vaccine and the conclusion was that "MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination ". Continua a leggere...

Research suggests teeth-whitening strips may be harmful

Research suggests teeth-whitening strips may be harmful But aside from the environmental harm from all the waste generated - the strips, trays, all that packaging - haven't you ever wondered if it is OK for the teeth? Researchers conducted three studies and found the active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, can damage the protein-rich tissue located beneath the enamel. Continua a leggere...

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles The outbreak has largely centred around ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where immunisation rates are low. Rockland County, located near New York City , has also declared a 30-day public health emergency over a measles outbreak there that has seen 168 people contract the disease, according to the CDC . Continua a leggere...

NY orders mandatory vaccinations amid measles outbreak

Mayor Bill de Blasio said individuals and parents who ignore the order will be fined up to $1,000 and that "disease detectives" would question them. All unvaccinated people in those areas who may have been exposed to the virus are required to get vaccinated, including children older than 6 months, according to the order. Continua a leggere...

New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

Speaking at a press briefing on the emergency declaration, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said people who remain unvaccinated in the affected area will face fines. "The measles vaccine works". The outbreak has been predominately among ultra Orthodox Jews, and not unsimilar to outbreaks among other insular communities in recent years where parental fears about immunization have been... Continua a leggere...

Second measles case confirmed in Ottawa

Second measles case confirmed in Ottawa The update , from the Auckland Regional Public Health service, came at 2.00pm on Monday. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, nearly 100 percent are immune. High-risk individuals include those who are unvaccinated or unsure about vaccination status, pregnant women and those who are immune-compromised (have a weakened immune system due to i... Continua a leggere...

New York City declares public health emergency amid growing measles outbreak

New York City declares public health emergency amid growing measles outbreak The measles virus is highly contagious and can lead to serious complications and death. The disease can be prevented through vaccination. Officials say 285 measles cases have been confirmed in New York City since the beginning of the outbreak, the largest in the city since 1991. Continua a leggere...

Mystery Disease ID'd as 'Urgent Threat' by CDC

Mystery Disease ID'd as 'Urgent Threat' by CDC Specifically, the hospital told PIX11 News in a statement, "As a health system, we have been at the forefront of developing infection prevention protocols working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)". Continua a leggere...

Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State

The symptoms are similar to flu-like conditions - fever, aches, and fatigue - and the "superbugs" resistant to medicine are most problematic for people, fatal even, with weak immune systems, particularly newborns, the elderly, and diabetics, according to the report . Continua a leggere...

Un fungo resistente ai farmaci mette in allarme il mondo

Un fungo resistente ai farmaci mette in allarme il mondo Diversi mesi fa in un ospedale di Brooklyn è stato ricoverato un anziano il quale ha successivamente subito un intervento chirurgico all'addome. Negli Stati Uniti è stato sollevato l'allarme in merito ad un fungo poco conosciuto chiamato Candida Auris che non solo è resistente a molti antimicotici ma è anche particolarmente infestante. Continua a leggere...


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