• Eat walnuts to cut risk of heart disease
Eat walnuts to cut risk of heart disease

For the study, the researchers recruited 45 participants with overweight or obesity who were between the ages of 30 and 65. The participants were asked to follow a diet rich in alpha-linoleic acid, which is found in walnuts. So it appears that there is something additional in walnuts that are advantageous, might be their bioactive compounds or fi...

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  • Cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia for measles heads to Curacao
Cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia for measles heads to Curacao

On Thursday, the ship's doctor requested 100 doses of the measles vaccine, according to a statement from the St. Lucia Department of Health and Wellness , "and this is now being provided from our supplies, at no cost". Health officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday. Depending on when other passengers were exposed...

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

Sara Collins, vice president of healthcare coverage and access at the Commonwealth Fund, made the provider rate the focal issue of her testimony, noting that finding the proper rate is one of the "critical design issues" of any public plan.

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  • Starbucks Debuts Bright Pink 'Dragon Drink' As a New Permanent Menu Item
Starbucks Debuts Bright Pink 'Dragon Drink' As a New Permanent Menu Item

For summer season, the Seattle based company also has a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino and the formerly launched S'mores Frappuccino, on their menu item resulting from feedback. Starbucks describes the beverage as a "tropical, crave-able combination of fruity and creamy refreshment". Tuesday also marks the...

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  • Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures
Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

Sixty people have been hospitalized, and the case numbers continue to climb, although in some regions, like the Pacific Northwest, outbreaks have subsided. Officials say it depends on a few factors: if you were vaccinated, when you were vaccinated, or if you lost documentation proving you got the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot.

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  • Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities
Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

In Los Angeles , health officials say more than 650 people may have been exposed to the virus at two universities . Dozens of people at two California universities have been quarantined as United States health officials battle to stop the spread of a nationwide measles outbreak, authorities said on Thursday.

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  • Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears
Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears

The CDC said the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state officials are continuing their trace-back investigations to find the source of raw ground beef supplied to grocery stores and restaurants where the sick people ate, but so far a common distributor hasn't been found.

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  • Kids Under One Should Not be Exposed to Electronic Screens
Kids Under One Should Not be Exposed to Electronic Screens

Sedentary screen time for this group of children under age 5 should be no more than one hour and less is better. Instead, "when sedentary, engaging in reading and storytelling with a caregiver is encouraged", the organisation said of young children.

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  • World's first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi
World's first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

Pedro Alonso, director of WHO's malaria program, said similar vaccination programs would begin in the coming weeks in Kenya and Ghana , with the aim of reaching about 360,000 children per year across the three countries. Earlier, the smaller trials found that the vaccine prevented 4 in 10 cases of malaria including 3 in 10 cases of life-threaten...

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  • Measles outbreak just set a unsafe record
Measles outbreak just set a unsafe record

Europe is one of the worst affected regions, which has been... "We need to work together to improve immunization delivery so that all children are protected from preventable diseases". In 2017, for example, Nigeria had the highest number of children under one year of age who missed out on the first dose, at almost 4 million. When just looking...

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  • NYC issues summonses to 3 parents over measles vaccine
NYC issues summonses to 3 parents over measles vaccine

Three new cases of measles were identified Wednesday in MI, and those people may have exposed others to the virus, according to state health officials cited by the Detroit Free Press . "This decision will protect New Yorkers from a very unsafe infection with potentially fatal consequences". The US politicians and media take a condescending attit...

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  • HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease
HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

For years, stem-cell transplantation from a matched sibling was a patient's best hope for survival, Mamcarz said. The disease remains a source of great interest to researchers. But that has turned around, she said. He is "mixing with people and living like a normal toddler", St. Jude's officials said. Two more infants have been treated since the ...

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  • Eating more than 25g of red meat a day 'raises cancer risk'
Eating more than 25g of red meat a day 'raises cancer risk'

Eating a lot of red meat - like beef, lamb or pork - also increases the risk, it revealed. Even small amounts of red and processed meat - such as a rasher of bacon a day - can increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to research. The study Diet and Colorectal Cancer has been published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology . We...

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  • U.S. CDC says ground beef possible source of E.coli outbreak
U.S. CDC says ground beef possible source of E.coli outbreak

Sixty-three of the 75 people they interviewed - 84% - reported eating ground beef. According to CNN , no single supplier, distributor or brand has been tapped as the direct source. They begin, on average, three to four days after ingesting the bacteria. In some cases, some individuals infected wtih E.coli can develop hemolytic uremic syndrom...

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  • AG William Barr testifies in House hearing
AG William Barr testifies in House hearing

A federal judge in Washington refused on Tuesday to fast-track the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian Federation investigation, ruling that a group suing for those records had failed to show that it would be irreparably harmed by a slower disclosure process.

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  • Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer
Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

Meanwhile, excess calcium is shown to increase risk of death from cancer. "This study also confirms the importance of identifying the nutrient source when evaluating mortality outcomes". During the median follow-up of six years, 3,613 of the study participants died. Nutrients found in foods "can protect us from diseases, so focus on your diet...

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  • Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday
Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday

In an interview last week, Sanders' campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said the senator and his wife, Jane, wanted to finish their 2018 taxes first. "We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same", he also said.

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  • NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says
NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says

The city's largest measles outbreak since 1991 has mainly been confined to the Orthodox Jewish community in the borough of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighbourhood, with 285 cases confirmed since October, de Blasio said at a news conference on Tuesday.

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  • Candida auris outbreak: Superbug fungus has sickened hundreds, CDC says
Candida auris outbreak: Superbug fungus has sickened hundreds, CDC says

The first reported case of C. auris occurred in the United States in 2013, when a 61-year-old woman with respiratory failure came to NY from the United Arab Emirates, according to the Times . The infection can become fatal in 30%-60% of patients. The CDC also reports that it can cause bloodstream and ear infections - not to mention death...

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  • Island Health confirms case of tuberculosis in Victoria
Island Health confirms case of tuberculosis in Victoria

Island Health is asking people who may have been exposed to measles to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the exposure date . Doctors have confirmed another case of measles, this time on Vancouver Island. Rarely, those who are fully immunized can get measles but they often have a milder illness and are less infectious to others. "This is...

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  • Senate triggers 'nuclear option' to speed through confirmation of Trump appointees
Senate triggers 'nuclear option' to speed through confirmation of Trump appointees

Trump touched on the problem in remarks made Tuesday night, when he told the National Republican Congressional Committee that Democrats "have health care right now ..." Democrats mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for pushing back his promise of sweeping healthcare reform until after the 2020 election, and said they were happy to make i...

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  • Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election
Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election

Despite a Texas judge ruling the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was unconstitutional, Trump has so far failed to fulfill one of his largest 2016 campaign promises that he would repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's eponymous health care plan.

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  • Federal judge vacates Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky
Federal judge vacates Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky

Matt Bevin meant to cancel Medicaid expansion entirely if he didn't get his way: "The Court can not concur that ... states are so armed to refashion the program Congress designed in any way they choose". The future is less certain in MI, where Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month said she would ask the Republican-led Legislature to change ...

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  • Measles confirmed in 15 states, outbreaks declared in five
Measles confirmed in 15 states, outbreaks declared in five

Most of those infected in the outbreak have been children. "There will not be law enforcement or deputy sheriffs asking for vaccination records". Day also said he believed the ban was an unprecedented step in the USA, reported the AP. "We must not allow this outbreak to continue", County Executive Ed Day said during a news conference .

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  • Dozens of Hospital Workers Fired for Reviewing Jussie Smollett's Records
Dozens of Hospital Workers Fired for Reviewing Jussie Smollett's Records

Smollett has denied the allegation and has been suspended from the show. "I will also add that there were several agencies briefed with information during that time and some of the information that went out was not factually accurate", Guglielmi told ABC News on Thursday evening.

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  • Vermont to take legal action against opioid makers
Vermont to take legal action against opioid makers

More than 1,400 federal lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies have been consolidated in front of a single judge in Cleveland who is pushing the drugmakers and distributors to reach a nationwide settlement with state and local governments.

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  • DOJ Now Argues Obamacare Should be Struck Down
DOJ Now Argues Obamacare Should be Struck Down

After the Justice Department took that position, federal District Judge Reed O'Connor struck down the entire law and the case is now before a federal appeals court. "This lawsuit. threatens the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans across the country, from California to Kentucky and all the way to ME", said California attorney general Xavier...

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  • Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer
Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer

But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study . Georgina Hill, a health information officer at Cancer Research UK commented on the study, saying: "This study adds to the evidence that having drinks hotter than 60°C may increase the risk of oesophageal (food pipe) cancer, but most ...

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  • ‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission
‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission

While transplant is not the ideal option for HIV patients, it does offer hope in terms of where the researchers can take this. Ravindra Gupta , an HIV biologist who helped treat the man, told Reuters that his patient is " in remission " but warned that it's "too early to say he's cured".

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  • HHS unveils policy blocking Title X funds to abortion providers, referrers
HHS unveils policy blocking Title X funds to abortion providers, referrers

For Teresa McCann-Tumidajski, executive director of Maine Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, this change "makes common sense". 'The Protect Life Rule does not cut family planning funding by a single dime ...'(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) President Donald Trump finalized the Protect Life Rule on Friday, which redirects government fundi...

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