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Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia, According To A New Report


Fiona Carragher, chief policy and research officer at Alzheimer's Society, said: " Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our generation, so the WHO's clear commitment to spearheading the global fight against the condition through a public health approach is to be welcomed". Read More »

NY continues to lead the nation in measles outbreaks


Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated numbers of measles cases in the United States and through May 10, 839 measles cases have been reported in 23 states . "We saw. a lot of kids with measles and pneumonia , measles and croup, measles and acute encephalitis ", says Dr. Joel Forman , who was just starting his pediatric residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in the summer 1990. Read More »

How much coffee is too much?


More consumption than this did not change the findings. He added that more focus and attention could be the reason behind this longevity. Additionally, some of the previous studies the researchers analyzed didn't include information about the types of coffee people drank or substances like sugar and milk they may have added to the brew. Read More »

Third of Scottish adults anxious over body image, report finds


Ms Haughey said: "From our recently published research, we know that body image is a concern for children and young people". MHFA England chief executive Simon Blake OBE said: "Despite the increased awareness around mental health in the workplace, employees are telling us that there is still a significant gap in how we think and act about physical and mental health at work". Read More »

Infectious disease found in dogs of Marion County breeder


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Canine Brucellosis is "rarely reported in humans", but still offered suggestions on how to avoid the disease. It can be successfully treated with a round of antibiotics, but relapses are common . Brucellosis is considered to be highly contagious , and the bacteria that cause it can be spread between animals and humans not only by consuming uncooked or undercooked meat (obviously not a concern with pet dogs) but also through contact ... Read More »

Is a measles outbreak likely in your county? Check the map


Since Jan 1, there have been 3,141 suspected cases and 30 deaths. "I don't think that it should be presented as unique to a religious exemption even though it technically is in NY state, but the idea is that unless there is a medical reason to not vaccinate, it really is a public health issue and we have an obligation to protect other children who are in school, even if it means that all of us have to work together and some of us need to put aside our personal beliefs about vaccines". Read More »

Diverse mental health research at Western recognized


Quality of life and mental health is also part of another recognized project at Western that's focusing on the mental well-being of refugees, and the toll migration to a safe county can take on a person. - 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness. "It's just a celebration of wellness and mental health, an event that shows we all are working together, side-by-side to help our youth", she said. Read More »

Getting loud for mental health


Fewer than half, though, would seek professional help when it came to obsessive compulsive behaviours (49 per cent), personality disorders (47 per cent), bipolar disorders (43 per cent), and eating disorders (36 per cent). Almost 4 of 5 respondents agreed that less stigma and shame around mental health disorders would lower suicide rates. "Mental healthcare in the country is under-resourced and of inadequate quality, and many patients still face isolation and marginalisation as a result of ... Read More »

U.S. student banned by school after refusing chickenpox vaccination develops virus


Kunkel, a senior who plays on the school's basketball team, sued the health department in the Boone County Circuit Court, because they wouldn't let him play basketball, CBS affiliate WKYT reports . Kunkel, who is unvaccinated, was barred from playing basketball as part of the ban. "Encouraging the spread of an acute infectious disease in a community demonstrates a callous disregard for the health and safety of friends, family, neighbours, and unsuspecting members of the general public", ... Read More »

Europe hit with measles dilemma; close to 34,000 affected


Or, and this goes for anyone with questions about his or her vaccination status, you can just get a dose of the current MMR vaccine. So far, we have been lucky because it hasn't hit us. "Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on measles vaccine, including before traveling overseas". "It really can have some serious impacts". Read More »

Denver votes to decriminalise magic mushrooms by razor-thin margin


Legendary rock bands like the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band frequently used images of mushrooms in their logos, T-shirts and other paraphernalia. Organizers in OR are trying to gather enough support to put an initiative to a statewide vote next year. "Humans have used these mushrooms for thousands of years for healing, rites of passage, spiritual insight", said the organization Decriminalize Denver , which in January announced it had collected enough signatures to put the measure ... Read More »

New investigation puts dread of HIV transmission to patients agreeable with treatment


But he cautioned that stigma, homophobia and other social forces have meant that getting tested for HIV and accessing treatment is not always possible, particularly for men who have sex with men. "Increasing access to HIV testing (and) ART ... remains critical for individuals and is central to the HIV public health response", she said. In the study, the men with HIV had been taking antiretroviral therapy for an average of four years before it began, making the virus undetectable, defined as ... Read More »

Curacao readies for Scientology cruise ship carrying measles case


The Dutch territory of Curacao said on Saturday (May 4) it would do what is needed to prevent measles spreading from a Scientology cruise ship, after a crew member came down with the disease . Rebecca Katz , who leads the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, told CNN the quarantine remains a smart idea. Read More »

'Zero' risk of HIV transmission in gay men receiving treatment


A Europe-wide study examined nearly 1,000 male couples, where one was HIV positive and receiving antiretroviral therapy. The Lancet study was conducted by analyzing 972 gay couples between September 2010 and July 2017. That study only included a small number of men who have sex with men. While the number of AIDS deaths is falling, the number of new infections worldwide remains stubbornly high at 1.8 million new cases each year. Read More »

Ohio urges measles vaccination amid outbreaks around US


The Centers for Disease Control confirmed 704 measles cases since the start of 2019, the highest number since 1994, and the agency is urging parents to have their children vaccinated, and for those traveling overseas to make sure they are immunized. Read More »

House Lawmakers Hold First-Ever Hearing Today On Medicare For All


Like the broader party, the committee's Democrats are split over a bill that would shift most Americans into a government-paid health care system. They want a healthcare system which will lower healthcare costs and save them money. The list of witnesses also includes experts from the Commonwealth Fund, the Center on Economic and Policy Research and the National Medical Association. Read More »

United States recorded the highest number of measles cases since 2000


Before the development of the vaccine and its widespread use starting in 1963, measles was a fact of life for many families, affecting as many as three or four million people in the USA each year. According to public health officials , most of the people suffering from measles were unvaccinated. Health officials advise individuals who think they have measles to call their primary care physician instead of walking into the clinic itself. Read More »

President Trump defends clinicians' right to refuse to do abortions


President Trump made the announcement during a National Day of Prayer speech he delivered in the White House Rose Garden. HHS said previous year the office received more than 1,300 complaints alleging discrimination in a health care setting on account of religious beliefs or conscience issues. Read More »

Woman Says She Was Kept on Scientology Cruise Ship Like a Prisoner

Lucia because of a confirmed case of measles . St. Lucia health officials told The Associated Press that the patient rejoined the group and left the eastern Caribbean island late Thursday. Measles has sickened more than 700 people in 22 USA states this year, with federal officials saying the resurgence is driven by misinformation about vaccines. Read More »

State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine

Some adults who were vaccinated against the measles in the 1960s may only have partial immunity . "If you or your child has not been vaccinated against measles, [MMR vaccine] contact your physician or visit the Child Health Clinic located at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, Hamilton". Read More »

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?


Writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine , researchers in the U.S. and Sweden report how more than 2,200 people aged between 71 and 82 undertook smell identification tests near the turn of the millennium, which were then followed up over 13 years. Read More »

Woman May Have Infected ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Moviegoers With Measles


Officials did not reveal whether the patient had been vaccinated against the measles. Moviegoers may have gotten a lot more than action and story resolution at an " Avengers " screening in California . Because of it, measles was declared all but eliminated in the 2000, but the disease has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Some publications have reported that if you were born before 1989, it might be in your best interest to get a measles booster shot if you want to feel ... Read More »

Burger King Offers Anything-But-Happy Meals for Mental Health Awareness Month


Whether your feeling, sad, happy, angry or just "meh", Burger King's Real Meals have you covered. You can feel any way you like with Burger King's "Real Meals ". They are rolling out in a few major USA cities, including Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Miami . "While not everyone would think about pairing fast food and mental health , MHA believes in elevating the conversation in all communities in order to address mental illness (in a preventative way)". Read More »

Are Vampire Facials Dangerous?


Two people who received injection-related facials at a USA spa have now been infected with the same strain of human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ), according to New Mexico health officials. Over 100 other patients are now being tested for the disease and other blood-borne conditions. Medical and cosmetic experts say that while Vampire Facials are absolutely safe when done in a clean and hygienic place and using proper procedure and equipment, VIP Spa may have been flouting many of ... Read More »

Two people test positive for HIV after having vampire facials

Owner Luly Ruiz told KOAT News in September that she was cooperating with the health department, but only used disposable needles, and took care to open each new needle in front of her client. "While over 100 VIP Spa clients have already been tested, NMDOH is reaching out to ensure that testing and counseling services are available for individuals who received injection related services at the VIP Spa ", Kathy Kunkel , NMDOH cabinet secretary, wrote in the release. Read More »

USA measles cases top 700; states grapple with 9 outbreaks


It's the greatest number of cases in a single year in 25 years and represents a huge setback for public health after measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. Some people can't get vaccinated at all or need to wait: for example, people with weakened immune systems and babies who are too young to respond to the vaccine. Read More »

Trump Actually Just Said Something We Agree With

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the 704 cases as of Friday, a 1.3 percent increase since the most recent tally of 695 reported Wednesday. "There is no treatment or cure for measles, and there is no way to predict how bad a case of measles will be", CDC Director Robert Redfield tweeted Monday. Read More »

Trump would pass Biden's 'measure of success' with flying colors


Joe Biden's much-vaunted experience is in failing by his own "measure of success". "We are in a battle for America's soul, I really believe that, and I want to restore it", he said. Later Monday, Trump attacked Biden and the IAFF on Twitter, accusing the union of charging exorbitant dues and claiming that its members would rather support him than Biden. Read More »

Should You Get a Measles Booster Shot? Here's What Experts Say


In Michigan, 43 cases have been confirmed as of April 17 . "Immediacy of action is critical", Rockland County Executive Ed Day said in a press conference on Monday. United States public health officials have blamed the current outbreak in part on rising rates of vaccine skepticism that have reduced measles immunity in certain communities. Read More »