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Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children

Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children In clinical trials, the vaccine was found to prevent about four in ten malaria cases, including three in ten cases of life-threatening severe malaria. "It may not sound like much but we're talking about 40% reduction in severe malaria which unfortunately still has high mortality even when you have good access to good treatment", he added. Continua a leggere...

Alabama committee advances medical marijuana bill

Alabama committee advances medical marijuana bill The proposed constitutional amendment would authorize a lottery played with paper tickets, including instant tickets and multi-state lottery games, and would prohibit video lottery terminals which can resemble slot machines. It would exclude any forms of video gaming, including video lottery terminals, and any mobile or Internet-based video games or casino-style games. Albritton said he will try t... Continua a leggere...

Scientists turn brain signals into speech, may help people who cannot talk

Scientists turn brain signals into speech, may help people who cannot talk But researchers hope that before too long they can develop it so that people who can't speak are able to communicate - and in real time - although they caution that this could take some years. "The brain translates those thoughts of what you want to say into movements of the vocal tract, and that's what we're trying to decode". The scientists behind the experiment hope that eventually some of th... Continua a leggere...

First Lady Pushes For Malaria-Free Ghana | Social

First Lady Pushes For Malaria-Free Ghana | Social This pilot program represents the first of three and is the product of a collaboration between the ministries of health in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi and a range of in-country and worldwide partners, including PATH, a non-profit organization, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the vaccine developer and manufacturer, which is donating up to 10 million vaccine doses for this pilot. Continua a leggere...

Measles outbreak forces quarantine at two California universities

Measles outbreak forces quarantine at two California universities Health officials were also reaching out to UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles to offer free vaccines to students without means. # p #3_6 # ad skipped = NULL #. The university did not say how many people were affected by the quarantine. "Majority don't sign in or out, so we have a lot of exposure to folks that we actually can't identify", said Dr. Continua a leggere...

U.S. records 695 measles cases, highest since elimination in 2000 -CDC

Measles was thought to have been a relic of the past, so most young parents haven't witnessed the disease. Nationally, the United States has high measles vaccination coverage. And infected people are contagious for up to four days before the telltale rash develops-meaning they can transmit the disease long before they know they have it. Continua a leggere...

This Summer Teens Can Get Gym Selfies Free At Planet Fitness

This Summer Teens Can Get Gym Selfies Free At Planet Fitness To sign up, teens can go to any Planet Fitness, but they must be accompanied by a parent if they're under 18. Once a parent/guardian signs a waiver, teens can work out alone. If you know any teens looking to get fit this summer? More than 50 teens will be selected randomly to receive a $500 scholarship and one grand prize victor will be randomly selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Continua a leggere...

Blood-Sucking ‘Kissing Bug’ Spotted In Colorado, CDC Warns

It's called the "Kissing Bug" and doctors call it a silent killer. Chagas disease can cause serious cardiac and gastrointestinal complications. They were concerned about possible disease transmission from the insect, according to a CDC report Thursday. Continua a leggere...

CDC urges precautions after blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ bites child

Following reports of a possible kissing bug bite in Kent County last summer, when a child was bitten on the face while watching TV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted its own investigation and has now confirmed the suspicions. Continua a leggere...

Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC

Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC The United States is on track to have the highest number of confirmed cases of measles in almost 20 years. That's slightly less than the 667 cases reported in all of 2014. For most people, measles is not life-threatening. Severe complications may include pneumonia, swelling of the brain, and death. "A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, ne... Continua a leggere...

Asthma-causing bugs found in e-cigarettes for the first time

Asthma-causing bugs found in e-cigarettes for the first time Founded in 1913 as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the School is recognized as America's oldest professional training program in public health. Where the contamination occurred was not determined; the researchers said that it could happen at any point, from the production of the ingredients to the finished product. Continua a leggere...

E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to 10 states

E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to 10 states No deaths have been reported, but 20 people have been hospitalized for treatment. According to the CDC , preliminary epidemiological information suggested that ground beef is the source of this outbreak and the majority of those who have gotten sick reported eating ground beef. Continua a leggere...

World Health Organisation tells parents to remove screens from young children

The worldwide guidelines recommend a limit of just one hour sedentary screen time , which includes sitting still playing games on devices, for those aged between two and five years old. Those aged three to four years old should spend at least 180 minutes being physically active, including 60 minutes moderate to vigorous intensity, and sleep for 10 to 13 hours. Continua a leggere...

Infants under 1 year old shouldn’t be exposed to any electronic screens

But several experts noted that WHO's broad recommendations were based on thin evidence, and chastised the agency for adopting overly simplistic definitions of key terms, notably "sedentary screen time". "This is about making the shift from sedentary time to playtime", Juana Willumsen, WHO's point person for childhood obesity and physical activity, said in a statement. Continua a leggere...

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children to be tested in Malawi

After more than three decades in development and nearly $1 billion in investment, the cutting-edge trial will be rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe this week and then in Kenya and Ghana next week. "Thirty years in the making, RTS, S is the first and to date, the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce malaria in children". Continua a leggere...

71 new measles cases push US closer to record level

71 new measles cases push US closer to record level Out of the 359 confirmed cases in the Empire State, 306 cases were reported in those under 18 years of age. Today, there are outbreaks of measles in Washington state, New York, California , New Jersey and MI, and New York City just declared a public health emergency because the outbreak there had become so severe. Continua a leggere...

Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts

Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts The number fell over 2015 and 2016, only to start rising again in 2017 with 120 cases and more than triple that in 2018 at 372. Dr Shoemack said two of the four new cases were linked to the initial outbreak in Mount Maunganui which began with a young female backpacker from Europe in her 20s, who infected six members of the same social group she had contact with during her visit. Continua a leggere...

FDA just approved an electric ‘shock’ device to treat kids with ADHD

FDA just approved an electric ‘shock’ device to treat kids with ADHD The device is called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System; it is around the size of a cell phone and can be used with patients ages 7 to 12, according to the FDA, which announced its approval of the device on Friday. Continua a leggere...

Measles outbreak: Los Angeles health officials investigate after 5 cases confirmed

Of the 71 new cases, all but three were reported in New York - 53 in New York City and 15 in nearby Rockland County . The cases included a mass 383-case outbreak largely in Ohio's Amish country. That brings this year's total to 626. Twenty-two states have reported cases - Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, ... Continua a leggere...

USA records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

USA records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads The current record is the 667 cases reported during all of 2014. The number of confirmed cases in other states are still in the double-digits, including 74 cases in Washington , 43 cases in MI, 23 in California and 13 in New Jersey. While easily preventable with a vaccine, measles is highly contagious and can be unsafe, especially for small children. About one out of every 1,000 children with... Continua a leggere...


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