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New Zealand increases Samoa measles aid as epidemic worsens

New Zealand increases Samoa measles aid as epidemic worsens The death toll from the measles epidemic in Samoa has reached 42 - with 17 people losing their lives to the illness in the last five days. The rising death toll claimed by Measles epidemic from October left the Samoan state in a dilemma, which henceforth compelled the Samoan Government to declare state of emergency on 16 November, 2019. [Full Article...]

Prostate cancer test carried out at home avoids physical check

Prostate cancer test carried out at home avoids physical check The "home collection kit" would mean men don't have to visit a clinic - or have to undergo an uncomfortable examination. Researchers acknowledged feedback from the men showed they most widespread the at-home take a look at. The research team provided 14 participants with an At Home Collection Kit, and instructions. It is also suitable for men already diagnosed with low risk disease who are on ... [Full Article...]

China reports 4th case of bubonic plague this month:The Asahi Shimbun

China reports 4th case of bubonic plague this month:The Asahi Shimbun The latest reported case is not in the same region of Inner Mongolia as either of the two earlier cases, and so far there have been no fatalities reported. Another reason why the pneumonic plague is the bigger concern is that if left untreated, it can be fatal. Another person was diagnosed with bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia's Xilin Gol league on November 16, more than 400 kilometres (250 mile... [Full Article...]

Coffee can reduce risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, study says

Coffee can reduce risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, study says A "metabolic syndrome" means multiple conditions that, when simultaneously occurring, increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Estefania Toledo, of Navarre University, said the analysis showed moderate coffee consumption could reduce the risk of contracting the syndrome which affects one in four adults in the United Kingdom by an average of 26 percent. [Full Article...]

United Nations says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders

United Nations says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders The number of cases had been dropping in the yearlong outbreak, the second-worst Ebola epidemic in history. A local militia known as Mai Mai has repeatedly attacked health facilities because they believe Ebola does not exist, and that the response is a plot to eliminate the local population. [Full Article...]

Proof NHS at risk under U.S. trade deal - Labour

Proof NHS at risk under U.S. trade deal - Labour The previously redacted papers show the USA seeking "total market access" to the United Kingdom and suggest a no-deal Brexit is the preferred U.S. option because "there would be all to play for", he said. "That's why it talks about the NHS, because it describes how the Americans are not proposing to challenge us when we say the NHS will not be on the table". [Full Article...]

Health officials: It's not too late. Get the flu vaccine

Health officials: It's not too late. Get the flu vaccine The agency says 21 pneumonia and flu deaths have been reported so far this season. "This year, all two- and three-year-olds and every primary school child will be offered it". This can often last several days. Some children can get a very high fever, sometimes without the usual flu symptoms, and may need to go to hospital for treatment. [Full Article...]

Another case of vaping-related lung illness, 19 now statewide

Another case of vaping-related lung illness, 19 now statewide According to the report published on Tuesday, investigators with the Minnesota Department of Health examined several samples of vaping products that contained THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana . Vitamin E acetate is an oil derived from vitamin E that black-market manufacturers sometimes add to vaping products containing THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) as a way to "cut" or d... [Full Article...]


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