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Trump to bar abortion referrals by family planning clinics

Trump to bar abortion referrals by family planning clinics On Friday, anti-abortion and religious groups applauded the move and praised the Trump administration for keeping a campaign promise. The program now subsidizes health centers such as those run by the non-profit Planned Parenthood, which provides contraception, health screenings and abortions. [Full Article...]

OH 4th-grader dies after catching strep & flu

OH 4th-grader dies after catching strep & flu Sable Gibson, 10, died one day after being diagnosed with strep throat and the flu. A fourth grade student in OH died one day after being diagnosed with strep throat and influenza. Family medicine physician Dr. Achint Choksy told WCPO that children can be at greater risk of suffering serious flu symptoms or death due to their environment. [Full Article...]

CVS Health shares fall after lower-than-expected revenue

CVS Health shares fall after lower-than-expected revenue The stock decreased 8.10% or $5.66 during the last trading session, reaching $64.22. About 42.61M shares traded or 313.58% up from the average. The stock is now 16.2% above against its bear-market low of $60.14 on March 27, 2018. Analysts at Barclays, started covering the stock on December 18 with a Overweight rating. Analysts at Goldman, made their first call about the stock on November 29, recom... [Full Article...]

‘Zombie’ deer disease in Utah, could eventually spread to humans, experts warn

‘Zombie’ deer disease in Utah, could eventually spread to humans, experts warn DWR officials said the disease has been in Utah since 2002 but has not been very widespread. Most of these cases have arisen in Western and Midwestern states although some have been reported Texas, and NY state, as well as two Canadian provinces, CDC data shows. [Full Article...]

After Vancouver outbreak, no measles cases in Interior Health yet

After Vancouver outbreak, no measles cases in Interior Health yet Cling said measles is passed through those that are unvaccinated and under-immunized. As of February 11, the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department of Health in the Philippines reported 4,302 cases of measles with 70 deaths from January 1 to February 9, according to Public Health. [Full Article...]

Philippines: Measles outbreak kills more than 130

Philippines: Measles outbreak kills more than 130 A massive immunization drive that started last week in hard-hit Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by April, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. The health officials further stated that most of the people who had lost their lives due to the measles outbreak were not immunised. The number of measles cases is already 253 percent higher than the number of cases recor... [Full Article...]

Flu toll rises with three more deaths in London region last week

Flu toll rises with three more deaths in London region last week A 14-year-old girl is the first child to die from influenza this season in San Diego. Last season, there was one flu-associated pediatric death in MA. Public health officials in MA have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season. "It is extremely important that people get vaccinated because influenza can be deadly". [Full Article...]

Discovery of immune cells to pave way for universal flu vaccine

Discovery of immune cells to pave way for universal flu vaccine The potential for particular immune cells to take care of all three flu strains was spotted in an earlier analysis of people exposed to the H7N9 (bird flu) virus in 2013. The researchers used mass spectrometry for the work. The research team next conducted vaccination tests on mice by using the peptides responsible for activating the killer cells as a form of vaccination. [Full Article...]


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