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New York Measles Cases Push Yearly Total Towards Record

By the time a rash develops, health officials said, a person has already been contagious four days. "People who did not travel were also infected in Brooklyn an...


1 dead after attack on hospital in Ebola outbreak, United Nations says

Doctors fighting Ebola outbreak. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus offered his condolences to the victim's family and said that their Organization is deeply saddened...


Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months

Also on Friday, health officials in Rockland County announced the number of confirmed cases there has risen to 194, an increase of eight in five days. Across ...


Maryland health officials confirm 3rd measles case

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA - With the increase in measles cases across the U.S., the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is urging Flo...


Ask Dr. Nandi: Listeria outbreak linked to deli products

Two cases were reported in early 2019, and the other six were reported from November 2016 to February 2018. Authorities say all of the individuals claimed the...


Circulation and cellular activity restored in a pig's brain hours after death

She added that these "logical questions" are not answered by the study, though it "raises them for consideration now and in the future as the science progresses...


Flight attendant in "deep" coma after contracting measles

The health department said measles can be deadly in one to two out of every 1,000 cases. New York City has gone as far as to issue a mandatory measles vac...


Measles cases up 300% in first few months of 2019: global report

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) recorded 555 cases of the disease since the beginning of the year, up from 465 cases confirmed by April 4. H...


Few measles cases in Florida and Georgia, despite outbreaks elsewhere

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. Measl...


US halts gross sales of pelvic mesh tied to accidents in girls

This meant manufacturers were required to submit new premarket approval applications-including evidence that the use of mesh products worked better than fix p...


Worldwide measles cases have almost tripled so far in 2019, says WHO

Those who haven't received the MMR vaccine or can't provide evidence of immunity could end up slapped with a $1,399 fine if they refuse to get the shot. In Au...


Israeli scientists print miniature 3D heart using human tissue

Professor Tal Dvir is pictured holding the heart, main. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States. The extr...


Biggest measles outbreak since 2000 strikes 19 states

Officials say none of the sick children attend public schools or go to child care programs. The CDC blames measles outbreaks across the United States on...


Elevated cancer risk linked to excessive calcium intake, study says

A 2018 study from the University of Birmingham had found multivitamins and mineral supplements didn't protect against heart disease , NBC News reports. They ...


Attorney general says 'spying on a political campaign is a big deal'

Barr, appearing before a Senate panel, did not say what "spying" had taken place but seemed likely to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the Federal Bureau o...


NYC Declares Public Health Emergency over Measles Outbreak

Should children who have not received their vaccinations be prevented from attending Irish schools? Governor of Washington Jay Inslee also declared a state ...


William Barr: Censored Mueller report close to release

Explaining the rapid turnaround for his letter, Barr said, "The thinking of the special counsel was not a mystery to the Department of Justice prior to the subm...


New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

The city said that it would help everyone covered by the order to get the vaccine if they can not get it quickly through their regular medical provider. Some r...


US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in children

And a new case in Oakland County brings that area's total to 39. Authorities are trying to determine possible exposure sites in Washtenaw County in southeaste...


NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations

The city's health commissioner, Dr Oxiris Barbot, said that the majority of religious leaders in Brooklyn's large Orthodox communities supported vaccination ...