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FDA Warns Against Using Young People's Blood to Halt Aging

FDA Warns Against Using Young People's Blood to Halt Aging The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as ageing or memory loss, or for the treatment of such conditions as dementia , Parkinson's disease , multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease , heart disease or post‐traumatic stress disorder. [Full Article...]

Experts fear 'Zombie' deer disease could spread to humans

Experts fear 'Zombie' deer disease could spread to humans Symptoms include drooling, stumbling, aggression and listlessness. CWD has also been reported in two provinces in Canada, and in reindeer and moose in Norway and Finland - and there's been a small number of imported cases reported in South Korea. [Full Article...]

Fatal Deer Disease Found In Central Minnesota

Fatal Deer Disease Found In Central Minnesota The disease is spread directly by animal-to-animal contact and indirectly through contaminated water and food. The disease has also been found in farmed deer and elk. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a progressive and ultimately fatal disease that affects the animal's brain, spinal cord, and other tissues, according to the CDC, and belongs to a family of conditions called transmissible spongifo... [Full Article...]

BC health minister urges parents to get kids vaccinated against measles

BC health minister urges parents to get kids vaccinated against measles The Health Department says there has been a spike in cases this year, considering no West Australian reported having measles in the first six months of 2016. "We do have the tools to prevent measles", she said. "Since a number of cases have now been confirmed, there is an increased chance of unidentified exposures in the community", VCH said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests

Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests Chan School of Public Health in the US. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and despite the growing evidence for "objectively assessing cardiorespiratory fitness as a vital sign in health care settings", the authors warn physical activity and CRF assessments "have largely been neglected by clinicians". [Full Article...]

Facebook under pressure to curb spread of anti-vaccine content

Facebook under pressure to curb spread of anti-vaccine content Since then, measles outbreaks in that county have climbed to 53 confirmed cases and 47 of those children were unvaccinated, according to Clark County's Public Health . In a statement to Bloomberg , Facebook went a little further, explaining that it was considering "reducing or removing this type of content from recommendations, including Groups You Should Join, and demoting it in search results,... [Full Article...]

Kate Middleton devotes day to mental health

Kate Middleton devotes day to mental health For the 2019 Baftas, the Duchess of Cambridge wears a white one-shouldered crinkled silk chiffon Alexander McQueen gown on February 10, accessorised with pearl and diamond earrings from Princess Diana's collection and a diamond bracelet, borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II. [Full Article...]

This year's flu vaccine more effective in keeping people healthy, CDC says

This year's flu vaccine more effective in keeping people healthy, CDC says Influenza activity is now widespread in nearly every state in the US, according to data compiled by the CDC. There were 465 who tested positive for influenza via real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) screening. [Full Article...]


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