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Measles outbreak kills 20, mostly children

Measles outbreak kills 20, mostly children Most of the measles cases are in the island of Upolu, where the Samoan capital of Apia is located in. Samoa's Ministry of Health's director general, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, has reassured that there is no measles outbreak affecting the country. [Full Article...]

Flu Cases In Arizona Have Tripled Compared To Previous Seasons

Flu Cases In Arizona Have Tripled Compared To Previous Seasons The high-dose vaccine is used only for those at greatest risk of catching the flu, such as adults over 65, children under two, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Germs are often spread when a person touches something contaminated and then touches their eyes,... [Full Article...]

IN hospital: 'We failed to disinfect surgical tools'

IN hospital: 'We failed to disinfect surgical tools' IN patients were potentially exposed to HIV and other infectious diseases after Goshen Hospital failed to fully disinfect surgical tools. According to a hospital in northern in, about 1,200 surgical patients may have been exposed to hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure. [Full Article...]

Four in five teenagers not doing enough exercise, World Health Organization reveals the reason

Four in five teenagers not doing enough exercise, World Health Organization reveals the reason The authors say that levels of insufficient physical activity in adolescents continue to be extremely high, raising concerns about their current and future health. On the contrary, girls have been mostly consistent with a minor decline worldwide in their physical activity. The report authors also pointed to poor infrastructure and insecurity making it hard for adolescents to walk or bike to scho... [Full Article...]

Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries in Iowa and IL

Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries in Iowa and IL The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that six hepatitis A cases related to the outbreak were reported in the state. Those who are at risk of contracting the disease include travelers to countries with high or intermediate endemicity of Hepatitis A Virus infection, users of injection and non-injection drugs, household members and other close personal contact... [Full Article...]

Health Insurance Costs Rising For Those With Employer-Sponsored Plans

Health Insurance Costs Rising For Those With Employer-Sponsored Plans They found that deductibles increased by 4.8% between 2016 and 2018, and premium contributions increased on average by 4.2%. That means premiums and deductibles now equal 12.3% of median income, compared to 9.7% a decade ago. "People tend, on average, to not use very much healthcare, but the fact of the deductible, the fact that many people - particularly in the mid-range of the income distribut... [Full Article...]

Trump says he wants to raise the vaping age to 21

Trump says he wants to raise the vaping age to 21 The president held a meeting on Friday-something he had hinted at on Twitter earlier this month-to discuss vaping. 'If flavors are banned, I have a feeling that that's going to lead to a lot of vapers doing it DIY because they can't buy their flavors any more, ' said Dr Siegel. [Full Article...]

U.S. lawmakers question Google about collection of health records

The three senators demand that Google provide answers to 17 questions raised in their letter on how such a vast amount of private, personal health data was surreptitiously collected, as well as how the company plans to use it. But that assurance has not satisfied the three USA senators. After outlining their concerns, noting the company's turbulent history with patient information, the senators ... [Full Article...]


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