Medicine

Measles cases in USA have now hit a new high

When many people in a community have not been vaccinated, the disease can spread quickly. As a result of greater vulnerability to the disease, the measles inf...


Number of measles cases in Bay of Plenty rises to 10

For the fourth week in a row, health officials have added dozens of new cases to the year's list of confirmed ones, bringing the total to 626 - already the hig...


RDC: a World Health Organization responder killed in attack at Butembo hospital

This Ebola outbreak is the second-deadliest in history. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus identified the doctor killed a...


Residents, tourists urged to get vaccinated after measles case reported in Florida

Treatment includes bed rest, lots of fluids and medicine for fever and headache. If such symptoms are present, the county recommends you call your healthcare ...


Yale scientists restore cellular functions in dead pig's brain

Scientists have restored activity in a pig's brain - hours after its death. But without testing the brains for longer, it remained unclear whether the equipme...


A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a 'Deep Coma' After Contracting Measles

It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death. The city issued the order under §556 of the Charter of the City of NY, which char...


Blas was right to shut Brooklyn yeshiva to contain measles outbreak

Although it is possible to get the measles even if you've been vaccinated, it's quite rare: Two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella ( MMR) vaccine - whic...


Israeli flight attendant with measles has suspected brain damage

Anyone aboard the flight should call their doctor over the phone and minimize staying in public places including schools, buses, shopping malls, etc., said Isra...


Boston and Coloplast sink on mesh mess

The Food and Drug Administration said it had told Boston Scientific Corp. and Humlebaek, Denmark-based Coloplast A/S "to stop selling and distributing their ...


Measles Cases in US Reach Second-Highest Level Since 2000

Measles is so contagious that 90 per cent of people who aren't immunised are infected if exposed to the virus. As of last week, New York City health officia...


Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed Heart Using Patient's Own Cells

Furthermore, because the heart is made from the patient's own cells, there is a reduced chance that the transplant would fail. While the 2.5 centimeter-size...


Barr returns to Capitol Hill, where he'll face more Mueller questions

The new attorney general's budget testimony - traditionally a dry affair, and often addressing the parochial concerns of lawmakers - came as Democrats were enra...


NYC Declares Public Health Emergency over Measles Outbreak

If New Yorkers fail to take up the offer, they face $1,000 fines. He also said schools in certain areas that permitted attendance by unvaccinated students could...


Vitamin Supplements Don't Help You Live Longer, New Study Shows

Fang Fang Zhang , an affiliate professor on the Friedman Faculty of Vitamin Science and Coverage at Tufts College. Those that mentioned that they had used die...


Measles outbreak causes health hysteria

Pneumonia related to measles is the most common cause of deaths attributed to measles. The biggest issue has been measles, which is incredibly contagious and ...


Barr forms team to review FBI's actions in Trump probe

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team to review controversial counterintelligence decisions made by Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Inve...


New York City declares health emergency amid measles outbreak in Brooklyn

That compares to only two reported cases in 2017. Measles has been a nationally notifiable disease in the United States since 1912. Five of 21 hospitaliz...


More confirmed measles cases in Auckland

Reported cases of measles increased by almost 100 last week, to 465 across 19 states, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention said on Monday. The vacci...


NYC declares public health emergency amid measles outbreak

His order noted that the outbreak has persisted despite earlier orders "excluding unvaccinated children from attending preschools and daycare programs, beca...


New York City declares public health emergency amid growing measles outbreak

The Brooklyn outbreak has been traced to an unvaccinated child who became infected on a visit to Israel, which is also grappling with an outbreak, according to ...