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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States
- April 22, 2019

People who got sick reported eating different types of products , including meats and cheeses purchased from delis in separate locations. In our Health Alert tonight, a deadly Listeria outbreak has been linked to sliced deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, including MI. (more...)
Scientists unveil first 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels Scientists unveil first 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels
- April 20, 2019

Instead, the newly developed process - known as "cardiac tissue engineering" - aimed to 3-D-print heart tissue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States . "People have managed to 3D-print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels". According to a statement from Tel Aviv University , the scientists believe using the patient's own body tissue to create their new heart will ... (more...)
Measles case confirmed in York Region Measles case confirmed in York Region
- April 19, 2019

Ukraine has had more than 72,000 measles cases this year, more than any other country, according to the World Health Organization . They typically can surface up to 14 days after exposure, with a rash usually appearing on the face after the early symptoms and spreading to the rest of the body, health officials said. (more...)
American scientists were able to ‘revive’ brains of dead pigs American scientists were able to ‘revive’ brains of dead pigs
- April 19, 2019

Also, electrical activity in the brain can reduce drastically as brain cells can quickly switch their charge from positive to negative. Dr. Nenad Sestan , senior author of the new study and a professor of neuroscience, noted that blood flow and some energy use could be seen in the dead brains, but the neural circuits showed no higher-level function, including the global electrical activity needed for awareness. (more...)
Global measles cases tripled in 2019, the World Health Organization says Global measles cases tripled in 2019, the World Health Organization says
- April 19, 2019

The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York , Oregon, Texas and Washington . (more...)
Montgomery Health Providers On Guard for Measles Montgomery Health Providers On Guard for Measles
- April 18, 2019

Phillips. This year, MI has its highest number of confirmed measles cases since 1991 when 65 cases were reported. The outbreak, which began in mid-March, has resulted in 39 cases in Oakland County, one in Wayne County and one in the City of Detroit , until Wednesday. (more...)
FDA orders Boston Scientific to withdraw surgical mesh product FDA orders Boston Scientific to withdraw surgical mesh product
- April 18, 2019

The FDA on Tuesday ordered Boston Scientific and Danish firm Coloplast A/S to immediately pull their mesh implants from the market as the companies did not demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the devices. However, the percentage of women undergoing transvaginal POP mesh procedures has decreased in recent years after the FDA began issuing warnings about the risks associated with using transvaginal mesh used for POP fix. (more...)
MI tells students: worldwide visitor has measles MI tells students: worldwide visitor has measles
- April 16, 2019

He also added that we need to take this seriously because the situation has now become endangering to the lives of children. "They were very clear that they will unequivocally deny any parent who does not vaccinate their children", he said. (more...)
Tiny 3D printed human heart created by scientists in transplant breakthrough Tiny 3D printed human heart created by scientists in transplant breakthrough
- April 16, 2019

A team of researchers have successfully printed an entire heart with blood vessels, ventricles and chambers . To print the heart, the scientists created a "personalized hydrogel" to form "bioinks", according to a paper published today in the journal Advanced Science . (more...)
Barr wants to investigate origins of agencies 'spying' on Trump campaign Barr wants to investigate origins of agencies 'spying' on Trump campaign
- April 16, 2019

Barr confirmed to Shaheen that he would review the "genesis and conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016", noting that the Justice Department inspector general's office was already looking at a substantial portion of it. (more...)
Global measles cases soar in first three months of 2019, World Health Organization says Global measles cases soar in first three months of 2019, World Health Organization says
- April 16, 2019

The total so far is the second-greatest number of cases reported since 2000. "I'm obviously very concerned about the size and also acceleration of the current outbreak", said Dr. The World Health Organization reported on Monday that global cases had risen almost four-fold in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 compared with the same period past year. (more...)
Parents in New York City Are Throwing Measles Parties Parents in New York City Are Throwing Measles Parties
- April 13, 2019

The county reminded residents that if they have not been vaccinated, they should contact their healthcare provider. As anti-vaccination movements continue to rise, Coffey explained that the widespread opposition to vaccination is mainly based in false news about side effects . (more...)
4 key takeaways from William Barr's testimony on the Mueller report 4 key takeaways from William Barr's testimony on the Mueller report
- April 13, 2019

Barr defends the infamous four-page letter: Barr has been heavily criticized by Democrats for the four-page letter he sent to Congress upon reviewing Mueller's report; specifically, the portion where he determined that President Donald Trump should not be charged with obstruction of justice based on the available evidence. (more...)
Lawyer: Challenge to NYC’s vaccination order in the works
- April 12, 2019

The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak . Anyone who is unsure about his/her or their child's vaccination status can work with their health care provider's office or school to obtain their vaccination records. (more...)
Excessive Calcium Might Affect Your Health Excessive Calcium Might Affect Your Health
- April 12, 2019

These deaths included 945 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 805 deaths from cancer . They also discovered that too much calcium was linked to an increased risk of cancer death , which they found was associated with supplemental doses of calcium exceeding 1,000 mg/day. (more...)
William Barr’s Mueller cover-up reveals America’s delusional dreamland about democracy | Will Bunch William Barr’s Mueller cover-up reveals America’s delusional dreamland about democracy | Will Bunch
- April 11, 2019

Barr bluntly defended his dealing with the report and said portions must remain hidden to comply with the law. Barr also said that he could be open to releasing some redacted details after consulting with congressional leaders, though he said he did not have plans to ask a court for permission to disclose secret grand jury testimony. (more...)
New York City Declares Measles Public Health Emergency In Select ZIP Codes New York City Declares Measles Public Health Emergency In Select ZIP Codes
- April 11, 2019

The public health order makes the measles vaccine mandatory for people living in the affected areas of Brooklyn and fines will be issued to those who remain unvaccinated , Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference. At least 285 people have contracted the disease in the city since September, mostly in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighbourhood. Others remain convinced, against expert assurances, that vaccines are unsafe. (more...)
Bernie Sanders to release tax returns by Monday Bernie Sanders to release tax returns by Monday
- April 11, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., announced Tuesday that he'll release 10 years of tax returns on Monday - filings expected to show that the Democratic socialist made millions from book sales. But, he predicted, his would be boring in comparison to the president's. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sen. Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have both released a decade of their own returns. (more...)
Adults And Measles: It's Not Just A Kid's Disease Adults And Measles: It's Not Just A Kid's Disease
- April 10, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed almost 100 more measles diagnoses since last week, pushing the 2019 case count closer to record levels less than halfway through the year. If you have never had a dose of MMR vaccine now is the time to get one. On getting a measles vaccine before traveling out of the country: "It depends on factors such as your age and the vaccinations you've had before you can make a blanket recommendation". (more...)
NYC declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations NYC declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations
- April 10, 2019

And "because measles is so transmissible, in order to prevent this kind of spread, you have to have very high levels of vaccine [coverage] - well over 90%", said Dr. At Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov school, Rabbi David Oberlander said administrators had taken pains to make sure children with measles weren't in school. "That is not a tool we want to use, but it is one we will use if we have no choice", de Blasio said. (more...)
NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak
- April 10, 2019

Battling a fast-growing measles outbreak , New York City has declared an emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations under threat of fine in a Brooklyn neighborhood where the disease is spreading. According to the city's health commissioner, almost 300 cases have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak in October. Officials also noted that Passover is approaching, meaning increased travel among people who could carry measles to or from NY. (more...)
NYC declares health emergency over measles outbreak
- April 10, 2019

On Monday, the city's health department also issued an order requiring all Orthodox Jewish schools in the area to exclude unvaccinated children until the outbreak is over. "We've seen a large increase in the number of people vaccinated in these neighbourhoods, but as Passover approaches, we need to do all we can to ensure more people get the vaccine". (more...)
New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some
- April 09, 2019

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday in response to a measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn and ordered mandatory vaccinations for residents in four zip codes. "They will do anything and everything to improve the health of their children". Most of the NY cases involved unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated individuals, according to De Blasio's office. (more...)
Frightening Drug-Resistant Infection Cropping Up Around The World Frightening Drug-Resistant Infection Cropping Up Around The World
- April 09, 2019

The New York Times reported Saturday morning that an elderly man was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital's branch in Brooklyn for abdominal surgery. The Center for Disease Control reports almost half of patients who contract Candida auris die, and the fungi spreads very easily and can take over a hospital room, leading some hospitals to keep the outbreak quiet to avoid public hysteria, according to the report. (more...)
'Why More Nigerians May Die of Diet-Related Diseases' 'Why More Nigerians May Die of Diet-Related Diseases'
- April 07, 2019

For example, the world on average consumes more than ten times the recommended amount of sugar-sweetened beverages, and 86 per cent more sodium per person than is considered safe. Similarly, they found that those nations with the highest rates of eating vegetables, fruit , fish and whole grains lived longest. Intake of whole grains below 125 grams per day has been a potential dietary risk for death and disease in India, the US, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, and ... (more...)