Category: Health

Scientists with ties to China ousted from US… - news of today

Scientists with ties to China ousted from US cancer center amid fears of foreign influence

  • CNN
  • Apr 25, 2019 - 06:00 AM
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A leading cancer research center in Houston, Texas has taken action against a handful of faculty members for sharing confidential information and failing to disclose foreign ties, according to statements from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab - news of today

Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab

  • BBC
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 07:05 PM
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Globally, 169 million children were not given a first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017.

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Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab - news of today

Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab

  • BBC
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 07:05 PM
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Globally, 169 million children were not given a first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017.

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Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on… - news of today

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

  • NY TIMES
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 05:22 PM
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Despite the vaccine’s drawbacks, the W.H.O. endorsed testing on 360,000 children, in an effort to lower death rates in Africa.

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US measles outbreak is largest since disease… - news of today

US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000

  • CNN
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 02:00 PM
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Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.

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‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to… - news of today

‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

  • BBC
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 01:00 PM
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The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.

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No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says - news of today

No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

  • BBC
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 09:31 AM
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Children under two should not be given screens or TV to keep them quiet, new guidelines say.

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More Americans breathing polluted air, report says - news of today

More Americans breathing polluted air, report says

  • CNN
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 04:00 AM
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A new report from the American Lung Association finds that the US is backsliding on recent progress to clean up its air. That’s bad for our health and it’s killing us. Trump administration de-regulation and climate change are largely to blame.

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‘My hands and legs needed to go when I got… - news of today

‘My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis’

  • BBC
  • Apr 24, 2019 - 01:51 AM
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Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.

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Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with… - news of today

Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge—and died

  • CNN
  • Apr 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM
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Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It’s a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain.

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Housebound Parkinson’s patients have movement… - news of today

Housebound Parkinson’s patients have movement restored

  • BBC
  • Apr 22, 2019 - 01:38 PM
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An electrical stimulus can help revive mobility for people with the disease, scientists have discovered.

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US inches closer to measles record, with more… - news of today

US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported

  • CNN
  • Apr 22, 2019 - 12:00 PM
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There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update.

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