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Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important'

Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important' Measles can be easily prevented using vaccines that are typically given shortly after a child born, but it is now spreading in the USA again as the anti-vaccination movement has gained more and more momentum over the past years. A UNICEF study found that measles deaths were up by 22% in 2017 , and complacency and fear of vaccines were among the factors leading to less vaccinations. [Full Article...]

Florida fisherman almost loses hand after contracting flesh-eating bacteria

Little did Walton know, it was at that moment he had contracted a very rare bacteria in the United States, Vibrio vulnificus - a potentially deadly bacteria found in warm salt water. He said that doctors told him he's lucky to be alive, and lucky to have his arm. Doctors began treatment immediately by cutting into his arm from the elbow to the palm of his hand - relieving pressure and removing t... [Full Article...]

Long Antibiotic Use May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Long Antibiotic Use May Raise Women's Heart Risks The researchers also found that the association between long-term antibiotic use and CVD risk was stronger in women with higher body mass indices. A total of 1056 participants developed CVD during the study. The study did not find any link between long-term antibiotic use in young adulthood and the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is always important to understand the limitations of scientif... [Full Article...]

UCLA, CSU Quarantine 200 After Possible Exposure To Measles

UCLA, CSU Quarantine 200 After Possible Exposure To Measles UCLA officials learned from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) on Monday that a student "had contracted the measles ", and had been on campus while contagious, the university said in a statement Wednesday. Hundreds of students and faculty at two universities in Los Angeles have been asked to stay home unless they can prove that they've been vaccinated against meas... [Full Article...]

Measles cases reach highest in 25 years

Measles cases reach highest in 25 years Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. That means we're on track for the worst measles outbreak this century . The New York City outbreak now surpasses that, according to the city's data. Vaccination is the easiest way to protect against a host of unsafe communicable diseases. "It wasn't just dots on one part of her body". Two outbreaks have affected New Jersey , bo... [Full Article...]

Even the dumb will talk: Scientists turn brain signals into speech

Even the dumb will talk: Scientists turn brain signals into speech The resulting device incorporated a decoder that transformed the words the participant was thinking into movements of the virtual vocal tract which, using the latest machine learning techniques, a synthesizer converted into an artificial voice. [Full Article...]

Amy Schumer Clarifies She's Still ''Pregnant and Puking'' After Birth Rumors

Amy Schumer Clarifies She's Still ''Pregnant and Puking'' After Birth Rumors The caption of the picture said it all. The I Feel Pretty actress took to Instagram on Monday (22Apr19) to share a photo of Emily Oster's parenting book Cribsheet , with the accompanying caption leading many to suspect the 37-year-old is a new mum. [Full Article...]

Oregon Senate To Consider Bill Allowing Lottery Winners To Remain Anonymous

Oregon Senate To Consider Bill Allowing Lottery Winners To Remain Anonymous The bill by Republican Sen. Singleton said he is trying to maintain the "status quo" at the tracks and make sure a "paper" lottery law couldn't be used to shut down the tracks current electronic bingo operations. The Alabama Senate will debate a lottery bill today. The debate re-ignited longstanding turf wars over electronic gambling. Senators stripped a committee amendment on the bill to al... [Full Article...]


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