• CDC: 600 cases of a deadly drug-resistant fungus reported
CDC: 600 cases of a deadly drug-resistant fungus reported

Eleven isolated cases of Candida auris infections in public hospitals here have been reported to the Ministry of Health (MOH) since 2012. 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 sho...

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  • Measles Outbreak In Dublin Confirmed
Measles Outbreak In Dublin Confirmed

Townsville Public Health Unit director Steven Donohue said people who may have been exposed to the latest cases were being contacted. "This is a great example of a public health success story". It wasn't until vaccinations were developed and improved that the disease was declared eliminated in 2000 "thanks to a highly effective vaccination prog...

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  • US House to vote to override Donald Trump veto
US House to vote to override Donald Trump veto

That fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed. California's attorney general, Xavier Becerra, a vocal critic of the president who is leading the multi-state lawsuit against the emergency declaration , vowed to continue his legal challenge to th...

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  • Eggs are bad again? New study raises cholesterol questions
Eggs are bad again? New study raises cholesterol questions

However, one bothering question continues to hunt us, and it is not which comes first "the egg or the chicken" but the disconcerting thought whether eggs are healthy for you. When they analyzed the data, the researchers found an association between egg consumption as reported at the start of the study and participants' risk of developing cardiov...

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  • Rep. Diana DeGette Leads Discussion On Measles Outbreak
Rep. Diana DeGette Leads Discussion On Measles Outbreak

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will be holding the hearing, which will include talks around response efforts to the current measles outbreak . In 2018, 35,200 cases were reported in Ukraine, 30,000 more than in 2017. Unvaccinated Americans traveling overseas, or foreign visitors here, can easily bring in the virus.

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  • Republicans warn Trump against decision to declare emergency to build border wall
Republicans warn Trump against decision to declare emergency to build border wall

The almost 1,200 page legislation would fund nine Cabinet departments and dozens of other agencies through September 30. US President Donald Trump will sign a funding bill that will avert another government shutdown , the White House said on Thursday.

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  • Measles outbreak: 50 confirmed cases
Measles outbreak: 50 confirmed cases

Clark County also reported three new exposure sites, all of which are medical facilities in Vancouver - the Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek, the Sea Mar Medical Clinic Salmon Creek and the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Emergency Department.

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  • Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018
Measles infections in Europe hit decade high in 2018

Only two provinces, Ontario and New Brunswick, require children to have updated vaccination records in order to enter school. Almost 500 adults were vaccinated in the first week of February, up from an average of 176 in the years before. "(But) that's not to say we will never get it again it means that we don't have it continuously spreading around...

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  • Measles Outbreaks in U.S. Coasts has Local Health Officials Concerned
Measles Outbreaks in U.S. Coasts has Local Health Officials Concerned

If someone who is not immune to the virus breathes the air or touches an infected surface, they can become infected, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The staggering number of children suffering from and dying from the current measles outbreak in this country is reprehensible ("Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwes...

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  • The world record-holding Instagram egg finally cracked
The world record-holding Instagram egg finally cracked

In the short video, the egg talked about how the "pressure of social media" was getting to them, and encouraged others who were struggling to "talk to someone". The egg was given a face and a voice with which it politely introduced itself and explained how "recently [it's] started to crack". The post had almost 4.9 million likes.

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  • This year's vaccine 72% effective at preventing flu, scientists say
This year's vaccine 72% effective at preventing flu, scientists say

Infants, young children, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and those with medical conditions including immunocompromised individuals are especially at risk for a severe case of influenza. People tend to get vaccinated more when they develop a habit of doing so. The immune system response can also trigger fever and cause muscle or body aches.

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  • New study recommends a daily maximum for dietary fiber intake
New study recommends a daily maximum for dietary fiber intake

Eating fibre-rich foods also reduced incidence of coronary heart disease , stroke , type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer by 16 to 24 percent. For every 15g increase of whole grains eaten per day, total deaths and incidences of coronary heart disease , type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer decreased by 2-19%.

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  • CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.
CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.

ME had 510 confirmed influenza cases through January 5 - the latest figures available - down from 768 during the same time period in 2017-18. The predominant strain this year is influenza A H1N1, which Bankole said tends to have less severe symptoms than the predominant strain circulating last season, influenza A H3N2.

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  • Nursing Facility CEO Resigns After Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth
Nursing Facility CEO Resigns After Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth

They declined further comment on Tuesday. Hacienda HealthCare confirmed the search warrant for DNA samples Tuesday evening. Hacienda HealthCare CEO Bill Timmons has resigned after news of the birth emerged. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's office released a statement saying the reports are "deeply troubling". "I can't believe that somebody would...

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  • Flu Activity Increasing in Iowa, First Flu-Related Death Reported
Flu Activity Increasing in Iowa, First Flu-Related Death Reported

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is reporting "widespread" flu activity, which is the highest level the state gives for the virus. "So it's really important people come out and get the flu shot", Aigner said. "Many flu seasons have a biphasic appearance. So it can protect them against that later bump if we do have it this year". Eighty p...

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  • US Judge Rules Obama's Signature Health Care Policy Unconstitutional
US Judge Rules Obama's Signature Health Care Policy Unconstitutional

US District Judge Reed O'Connor sided with a coalition of state governments, led by Texas, that argued removing the " individual mandate " previous year - a provision included in Trump's tax bill - invalidated the entire law. "The Court finds the Individual Mandate "is essential to" and inserverable from "the other provisions" of the ACA", O'Conn...

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  • Carper releases statement on passing of George HW Bush
Carper releases statement on passing of George HW Bush

Yet one individual, who shall go unnamed, dared to criticize Sully on the internet because she did not believe the dog's six months of service to the former president was enough to merit our attention. Washington's political elite paid tribute to former US President George H.W. Bush as his body lay in state in the Capitol on Monday, evoking a by...

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  • Amazon Web Service (AWS) Release Managed Blockchain Services
Amazon Web Service (AWS) Release Managed Blockchain Services

It's akin to how TensorFlow models are deployed on low-end hardware . And, these optimisations are generally applicable not just for computer vision models but also for a broader set of deep learning models. A new process called AutoML, which automates complicated ML tasks, "performs and accelerates the hard work required to design, train, and d...

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  • Morning people less likely to develop breast cancer
Morning people less likely to develop breast cancer

Dr Rebecca Richmond , who led the study, said: "Using genetic variants associated with people's preference for morning or evening, sleep duration and insomnia, which had previously been identified by three recent UK Biobank genome-wide association studies, we investigated whether these sleep traits have a causal contribution to the risk of develo...

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  • FDA approves opioid painkiller 1000 times stronger than morphine
FDA approves opioid painkiller 1000 times stronger than morphine

Dsuvia is a sublingual (meaning it is taken under the tongue) form of sufentanil (a synthetic opioid) that's delivered through a disposable, pre-filled, single-dose applicator, the FDA says. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, a consumer group, called Gottlieb's statement "empty rhetoric" and said the agency missed a big opp...

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