• London HIV Patient's Remission Spurs Hope for Curing AIDS
London HIV Patient's Remission Spurs Hope for Curing AIDS

Yet it is too early to confirm whether or not the patient is indeed "cured" of the virus which causes AIDS , news.com.au reports. Along with a shared HIV diagnosis, both patients had a form of blood cancer that did not respond to chemotherapy.

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  • MEASLES PANIC: Global outbreak sparks UN WARNING - ‘Wake up call!’
MEASLES PANIC: Global outbreak sparks UN WARNING - ‘Wake up call!’

The WHO last month listed "vaccine hesitancy" among the top 10 most pressing global health threats for 2019. The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in OR announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoing outbreak in Washington state that's sickened 68 people so f...

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  • Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall
Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall

Mulvaney said last weekend. The bipartisan compromise federal spending legislation expected to arrive soon on Mr Trump's desk after being voted on in the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-led House would provide more than $300 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security and a range of other agencies through 30 September, the end of t...

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  • Vaccine demand surges amid measles outbreak
Vaccine demand surges amid measles outbreak

In the United Kingdom, there were 953 measles cases past year. At the same time, the World Health Organization said, record numbers of children are getting the vaccine - offering hope that the rise in infections may not last. Coverage with the first dose of the vaccine also increased slightly to 95%, the highest level since 2013. "We can not ...

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  • Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon
Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

The Houston outbreak comes as new circumstances of measles are being confirmed in Washington state every day, and different instances have been established in Oregon, Georgia, and NY. The measles vaccine is reported to be very effective; 97 percent of those who receive both vaccinations are immune. If you're not immunized get the shot Today.

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  • Measles outbreak could easily make its way to Montana
Measles outbreak could easily make its way to Montana

At least 50 confirmed cases in the northwest and health officials are anxious it could continue to rise. Yale-New Haven Hospital is treating the two infected patients. Once a person has measles, about 90% of close contacts who are susceptible to it will develop the disease, she added. Surveillance Report of the Department's Epidemiology Bureau, maj...

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  • Kamala Harris Hits Campaign Trail, Drawing 20000 in Hometown Rally
Kamala Harris Hits Campaign Trail, Drawing 20000 in Hometown Rally

Early on in her speech, Ms. Harris invoked memories of her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist who immigrated to the USA from Chennai. America, we are better than this . Kamala Harris (D-CA) will sit down with CNN's Jake Tapper in a town hall interview. She also gets a boost from having California as her home state.

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  • Kapil Sibal demands probe into EVMs hacking claim
Kapil Sibal demands probe into EVMs hacking claim

It firmly rejected claims by Syed Shuja that the 2014 elections were rigged , saying it was examining legal action over the "motivated slugfest". "Accordingly you are requested to lodge an FIR and investigate the matter promptly", the letter addressed to the Delhi Police read.

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  • De Blasio 'Guarantees Healthcare' for all 600,000 Uninsured New Yorkers
De Blasio 'Guarantees Healthcare' for all 600,000 Uninsured New Yorkers

Thiessen said that de Blasio claimed his plan will only cost the city $100 million in funds without increasing taxes, but doubted that would play out as the 57-year-old from Park Slope, Brooklyn predicted. He also said the plan was unfair to city employees as the city is trying to save on health care costs. "For those who can afford something, ...

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  • 4-Year-Old Dies From Complications Linked To Flu In Riverside County
4-Year-Old Dies From Complications Linked To Flu In Riverside County

CDC officials say there were 510 confirmed influenza cases through January 5 - down from 768 during the same time period in 2017-2018. We still need to do more research to determine if it's actually helping prevent transmission of the flu from one person to another.

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  • Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now
Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now

On Friday, his softer tone eased investor concerns about further tightening, noting that the Fed will be flexible with all of its monetary policy tools, including the important balance sheet . Under the law that governs the Federal Reserve , a president can only remove a Fed chairman for cause. Trump has complained that the Fed has pushed rat...

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  • Flu-related deaths in Arkansas rise by 4, now stands at 10
Flu-related deaths in Arkansas rise by 4, now stands at 10

Lynn Sutfin, with the Michigan Department of Health, says cases of the flu are on the rise across the state. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , an estimated 80,000 people died nationwide last flu season from the illness, which was the highest death toll in at least four decades.

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  • Parish Health Units offering flu shots next week
Parish Health Units offering flu shots next week

Following that group, the vaccine should be prioritized for otherwise healthy people over the age of 65 and then healthcare personnel and others who come in contact with people with severe immune deficiencies. Most people have likely had the flu at some point - with symptoms such as a constant cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches,...

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  • MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive
MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive

According to the Government of Saskatchewan, 177 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the province in 2017 - a number which has been steadily increasing since 2015. "From 2006 to 2015, the AIDS detection rate among men aged 15 to 19 years more than tripled (from 2.4 to 6.9 cases/100,000 inhabitants)". "I'm not afraid to speak my mind, and let...

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  • According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030
According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030

People with type 1 diabetes require supplemental insulin. Globally, 511 million adults are expected to have type 2 diabetes in 12 years, up from 406 million this year, the study found. Using data from the International Diabetes Federation and 14 other large-scale studies the researchers estimated the burden of type 2 diabetes in 221 countries and...

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  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week
World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The WHO says that "persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance " and "antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world , and is threatening our ability to combat common infectious diseases and support modern medical procedures".

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  • Access Health beefs up customer service ahead of open enrollment
Access Health beefs up customer service ahead of open enrollment

Through Dec. 15, there will be almost 40 enrollment events in the Milwaukee area - or you can schedule an appointment for help applying for health insurance coverage either through the ACA or BadgerCare by calling 211. Bright Health : Coverage offered for the Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville areas. He says that Iowans have nine new Part D drug...

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  • 13th annual Strides against Breast Cancer Walk
13th annual Strides against Breast Cancer Walk

Increasing incidence of breast cancer globally and initiatives taken by governmental organizations to reduce morbidity rate caused by breast cancer are factors driving the predictive breast cancer genetic testing market. The BCNV expects to get 1,000 hair sets, which will be used to produce wigs for cancer patients nationwide. Jackson said the se...

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  • 6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

Six pediatric patients are dead and 12 others sick due to a "severe" viral outbreak at a facility in New Jersey, the Department of Health said in a statement Tuesday. Adenovirus 7, the strain health officials said is behind the New Jersey outbreak, is commonly associated with respiratory diseases, though it's also been linked to fevers and conj...

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  • 127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition — CDC
127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition — CDC

Rachel Levine, the state's secretary of health. One death of a child diagnosed with AFM occurred in 2017. Data collected since the establishment of standardized surveillance helped with the identification of another increase in reports nationally during 2016 and has provided additional valuable information on the clinical presentation to help...

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  • WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care
WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the World Federation for Mental Health . A fifth (21%) of respondents admitted they are more likely to go into work when feeling unwell from a mental health problem rather than a physical illness, ...

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  • OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots
OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

Depending on the severity of the strains, 5 to 20 percent of the USA population will get the flu every year. Bhardwaj encouraged expectant mothers, people who can not afford to get sick, seniors or people who work with seniors, people with compromised immune systems or chronic conditions and people who are at a higher risk to contract the flu to ...

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  • Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice
Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Don't expect to find any flattering biographical information about newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on his namesake website domain. "I have made it my personal mission to defeat Susan Collins ", said current Democratic Senate nominee Zak Ringelstein, who said that he'd prefer to help a Collins' challenger as a USA senator, bu...

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  • Real Men Wear Pink campaign comes to Charlottesville
Real Men Wear Pink campaign comes to Charlottesville

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Covelli Enterprises today will donate 100% of all Pink Ribbon Bagel sales at participating Mahoning Valley Panera Bread bakery-cafés in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month .

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  • James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for CTLA-4/PD-1 discoveries
James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for CTLA-4/PD-1 discoveries

Allison and Tasuku Honjo . Their parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body's immune system. The two independently propelled the field of immunotherapy, laying the foundations for the development of a number of drugs now approved to treat cancer.

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  • Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'
Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'

After being repeatedly asked about the circumstances of the polygraph test - when she took it, where she took it, who had recommended the tester - Ford's lawyers interjected to say that they had paid for the test, " as is routine ". The nearly nine hours of intensely emotional testimony came against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement against sex...

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  • Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van
Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

ABC Charleston reported that the two women had been "chained" in the back of the van. "I'm not sure if it was the way the van was positioned, against a guardrail, or if it was pressure from the water, but unfortunately they were not able to get the van doors open and get the ladies out", Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson told reporters We...

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  • US Senator John McCain dies aged 81
US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

In his 36 years of service in Congress, McCain had acquired a reputation as a maverick Republican who was not shy about throwing American troops in harm's way. Former Vice President Joe Biden said, "McCain will cast a long shadow", with his impact cemented in America's future. "And the spirit that drove him was never extinguished: we are here...

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  • Air quality advisory in place due to wildfire smoke
Air quality advisory in place due to wildfire smoke

The smoke that is blanketing Washington, Oregon and California is smoke coming from the wildfires burning in British Columbia , according to the National Weather Service Seattle. As of late Monday morning, northeast and northwest sections of Metro Vancouver reported an AQHI past the upper threshold of 10 , indicating a very high health risk.

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  • California among 21 states CDC is monitoring for measles cases
California among 21 states CDC is monitoring for measles cases

A majority of the people who got measles weren't vaccinated. Health services have collapsed in the neighbouring country amid economic and political turmoil, and Venezuelan officials have been dealing with a measles outbreak since previous year.

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