• Center of Disease Control Warns Of Deadly Disease
Center of Disease Control Warns Of Deadly Disease

These characteristics are why CWD has earned the moniker of "zombie deer disease" and the myth-like suggestion that once contracted, deer turn into a ghoulish parody of their once healthy selves. Once an animal becomes infected, the disease tends to spread quickly within a population. "It's possible the number of human cases will be substantial, an...

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  • Ireland: Donegal measles outbreak rises to 7 cases
Ireland: Donegal measles outbreak rises to 7 cases

Norman, M.D. Clark County Public Health now maintains a daily call center for questions about the outbreak at 360-397-8021. As of Tuesday, the state Department of Health had spent about $614,000 on staff and supplies, and about $115,000 in other non-budgeted expenditures, state epidemiologist Dr.

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  • Study finds men's push-up performance could indicate risk of heart disease
Study finds men's push-up performance could indicate risk of heart disease

However, the study found a man's performance in the push-ups test was a better predictor of his heart health in the next ten years than his treadmill fitness. And given that push-ups were required to be done quickly among the firefighters (in time with a metronome set at 80 beats per minute), Thompson said he was "not totally certain that they ...

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  • Worrying Study Links Diet Soda To Heart Attacks And Strokes
Worrying Study Links Diet Soda To Heart Attacks And Strokes

That group "had significantly greater likelihood" of strokes and coronary heart disease. A new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has revealed drinking just two cans of diet soda a day can lead to clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death for women aged over 50.

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  • Facebook accused of being a hotbed of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories
Facebook accused of being a hotbed of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories

Less than a month later, anti-vaccination activists in Washington state rrallied against vaccinations at the capital as a measles outbreak was spreading in the state. "We are committed to accurate and useful information throughout Facebook", a company spokesperson told Business Insider . Facebook Inc.is facing growing pressure to do something ...

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  • 8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens
8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

Hayden also said the cases aren't linked: "We have a bit of a mystery". Health workers are now scrambling to contain the outbreak that as of February 7 has killed 72 from more than 2,000 cases of measles nationwide. Many of these cases have been concentrated in the northwest, with the governor of Washington declaring an emergency after an outbrea...

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  • Embattled Australian PM suffers historic defeat over refugees
Embattled Australian PM suffers historic defeat over refugees

This bloc of 75 was enough to pass the bill over the 73 government votes and another vote from Queensland independent Bob Katter. It prompted the Labor opposition, the Greens and crossbench MPs to support a bill that gives doctors the power to recommend that refugees be transferred to Australia for treatment.

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  • Philippines: Vaccine scare blamed for deadly measles outbreak
Philippines: Vaccine scare blamed for deadly measles outbreak

That's similar to Washington , which allows parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children because of personal beliefs. "We may see outbreaks of measles and then you're likely to see outbreaks of diphtheria". Lingering wariness about the side effects of some shots, despite evidence refuting a 1998 claim that linked the measles, mumps, and rube...

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  • Fitbit's New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers
Fitbit's New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

The device offers basic fitness tracking options including mobile alerts via Bluetooth, activity tracking, sleep tracking, calories monitor, move reminders, and goal celebrations. The Fitbit Inspire HR comes with heartbeat tracking among other added features. The Fitbit Inspire ships in "Black" and "Sangria" colours, whereas the Fitbit Insp...

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  • Philippine health department declares measles outbreak in Metro Manila
Philippine health department declares measles outbreak in Metro Manila

The DOH also declared a measles outbreak in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Bicol. He said the main target for vaccination this time was measles because it was very contagious and could quickly spread. Found in Manila, the hos...

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  • British racing halted by EI outbreak | TDN
British racing halted by EI outbreak | TDN

Humans do not get infected with equine influenza, however humans can physically carry the virus on their skin, hair, clothing and shoes and can therefore transfer the virus to other horses - they are transmitters of the virus. "It can be quite serious, especially for a race horse, which might take six months to fully recover and return to racing", ...

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  • Five Children, One Adult Diagnosed With Measles In Central Texas
Five Children, One Adult Diagnosed With Measles In Central Texas

Forty-eight of the cases are in children 18 years and younger and all the cases either were unvaccinated, undervaccinated or an unknown vaccination status. Officials say those people were in close contact with the only other person confirmed to have the measles in Multnomah County. A hallmark of measles is a rash that begins as flat, red spots on...

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  • Measles cases in Europe tripled past year, World Health Organization says
Measles cases in Europe tripled past year, World Health Organization says

According to newly released data for the year, 82,596 people were infected and 72 people (children and adults) died from measles last year. Some media outlets have reported that "patient zero" was from another country. Health officials are not providing information about this individual in order to protect their privacy. Most children recover...

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  • Sneak peek: The 230 brand new emojis coming to smartphones in 2019
Sneak peek: The 230 brand new emojis coming to smartphones in 2019

If you already have trouble finding the exact emoji you're looking for, well, things are about to get a tad more complex. In the food category, there's a waffle, a head of garlic, an onion, a juice box, an oyster, and more . Is the group chat about to be brutal once the pinching hand emoji drops? Included among this release are emoji...

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  • Women's Brains Stay Sharper Longer Than Men's, New Study Finds
Women's Brains Stay Sharper Longer Than Men's, New Study Finds

And scientists at Washington University in St. Louis thought the same thing might be true of a person's brain. Scientists might have found the reason why women tend to remain mentally sharp in old age compared to men: their brains are aging slightly later.

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  • Local health officials urge people to get measles vaccine
Local health officials urge people to get measles vaccine

Wilson explained. The same study also said the important factors that influence vaccine decision-making process include "trust in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, trust in the individuals that administer or give advice about vaccination, and trust in the wider health system".

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  • Kids are using an unhealthy amount of toothpaste, CDC warns
Kids are using an unhealthy amount of toothpaste, CDC warns

However, the study showed that when teeth are forming, too much fluoride can lead to tooth streaking or spottiness or dental fluorosis . Despite what we know about the benefits of fluoride , there is a limit to how much toothpaste you should be squeezing onto your brush.

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  • Youth E-Cigarette Use Increased Odds of Cigarette Use
Youth E-Cigarette Use Increased Odds of Cigarette Use

Brian Primack, director of the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. E-cigarettes, however, "provided greater satisfaction and were rated as more helpful to refrain from smoking than nicotine-replacement products", the study's authors wrote.

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  • Northwest US Measles Cases Prompt Look At Vaccine Exemptions
Northwest US Measles Cases Prompt Look At Vaccine Exemptions

There have been 38 confirmed and 13 suspected cases so far. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed measles in three residents of the metro Atlanta area. Health officials traced the outbreak in Washington to an unvaccinated global...

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  • Food for thought: Doubt cast on importance of breakfast
Food for thought: Doubt cast on importance of breakfast

In a most of past examinations, consuming breakfast was connected with keeping up of sound weight; since, the researchers of the most recent investigation benefited not discover at all proof to help this thought. There was also no difference in the effect of breakfast on weight between those with a normal weight and those who were overweight....

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