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Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

Measles case confirmed in Central Texas The health department is identifying and contacting people who may have been exposed. So far, there are 2 confirmed cases. The Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek , 2525 N.E. Washington now has a sufficient supply of MMR vaccine for children and adults; however, as the outbreak continues, vaccine supply may be affected. [Full Article...]

Another Whooping Case Found In Fayette County

Another Whooping Case Found In Fayette County A fourth case of Whooping Cough has been confirmed in a Lexington school. According to a release from the health department Monday, preventative antibiotics are suggested for high-risk students. Families who notice the cough are urged to contact their provider immediately and to avoid contact with other people, staying home from school or work. [Full Article...]

Children Among 5 Confirmed Cases Of Measles In Texas

Children Among 5 Confirmed Cases Of Measles In Texas Dr. Christ says with little exception for individuals who can't get vaccinated, vaccinations are key to preventing and outbreak of infectious diseases like measles. If anyone suspects that they or their child has symptoms of measles , they are urged to call their GP first before visiting. The plan includes bringing on board their healthcare partners, like county health departments. [Full Article...]

Ontario notifies OPP of health bill leak; employee responsible is gone

Ontario notifies OPP of health bill leak; employee responsible is gone A leaked draft bill revealed last week by the New Democrats shows the Ontario government is considering creating a "super agency" to manage health-care services in the province as part of a transformation the Opposition says could open the door to privatization. [Full Article...]

Rick Perry is the designated survivor during SOTU address

Rick Perry is the designated survivor during SOTU address Perry, who was appointed to Secretary of Energy in 2017, will remain outside the House chamber in an undisclosed location during President Trump's remarks. Perry, Texas' second-longest-serving governor, was a onetime political rival to Trump. They would then be third and fourth in the line of succession to the presidency, after the vice president. [Full Article...]

Obesity-Related Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Millennials

Obesity-Related Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Millennials From 1999-2000 to 2015-2016, the prevalence of obesity in the US population increased from 20.5 percent to 39.5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . "The steepest increases were in the youngest age group, those aged 25 to 34 years". Of the other 18 types of cancer, only two showed a similar trend, with the others either stable or - for those related to smoking and in... [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot

Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 10 states have reported cases of measles in 2019: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. CT reported three measles cases in 2018. " Measles vaccine significantly reduces the likelihood of developing Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE)". [Full Article...]

Women's brains appear "years younger" than men's, study finds

Women's brains appear Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study out Monday could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger. The researchers carried out their study by analyzing PET scans of 205 people, between the ages of 20 and 82, with healthy brains in order to use a sample representative of the human adult life span. [Full Article...]


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