'Measles in Europe up 400% in 2017'

Global health chiefs have calculated that there has been a 400 per cent rise in the number of measles across Europe in the past year. The cases and deaths "are a tragedy we simply can not accept", she adds. Measles is a highly infectious viral illnes... More..

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Pennsylvania reports drop in flu cases, 28 deaths
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pennsylvania reports drop in flu cases, 28 deaths

It is common during any flu season to have a peak of influenza A cases - typically the more severe flu - and then a later, smaller peak of influenza B cases, which is generally milder. "It's a very hard time". ...More..

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude rocks southern Mexico; no damage reported yet
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude rocks southern Mexico; no damage reported yet

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 12.57am (6.57am GMT). Mexico's Interior Ministry said federal aid would go to towns including Pinotepa Nacional, closest to the epicenter, and Santiago Jamiltepe...More..

Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women
by | Monday, February 19, 2018

Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women

They found the amount of air women could forcibly exhale in a second and the amount of air they could forcibly exhale total declined faster in those who cleaned at home or professionally. "When you think of inh...More..

An natural disaster has hit areas of the United Kingdom and Wales
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

An natural disaster has hit areas of the United Kingdom and Wales

South Wales Police have told people not to call emergency services unless they have something to report, such as injuries or damage. Young blogger Bambino Becky happened to be recording a video when the natu...More..

MSF Fires 19 Staff Members over Sex Abuse Cases
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

MSF Fires 19 Staff Members over Sex Abuse Cases

The Times newspaper reported last Friday that some Oxfam staff paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country's 2010 natural disaster. U.K. Known for the films " Good Will Hunting ", "Grosse Poin...More..

Genetic study of soil organisms reveals new family of antibiotics
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Genetic study of soil organisms reveals new family of antibiotics

One way that they protect themselves is the production of harsh chemicals that kill off other bacteria. They also knew that trying to culture all their soil samples in a lab would take forever, and that most ...More..

Transgender woman becomes the world's first to breastfeed her baby
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Transgender woman becomes the world's first to breastfeed her baby

After three months, the woman could produce 8 ounces of milk per day, enough to keep her baby healthy and developing normally for six weeks, though the average baby consumes more than twice that daily. While ...More..

Oxfam scandal: Haiti official was sacked by charity over 'inappropriate behaviour'
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oxfam scandal: Haiti official was sacked by charity over 'inappropriate behaviour'

He went on to work for French charity Action Against Hunger in Bangladesh. Good Will Hunting star Driver quit her Oxfam role after 20 years with the charity, saying she was devastated by the scandal. A spokes...More..

Free flu vaccines offered by state; first clinic today in Whitehall
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Free flu vaccines offered by state; first clinic today in Whitehall

The Department of Public Health said as of February 3, there have been 63 influenza-related pediatric deaths across the country during this flu season. The numbers are a snapshot taken in the middle of a franti...More..

Married couple on Team USA compete together on Valentine's Day
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Married couple on Team USA compete together on Valentine's Day

Now, the couple are looking forward to celebrating the cutest day of the year - Valentine's Day - together, competing on ice. "So I finally just threw my hands up and said like, 'You lead the way [God],' and ...More..

What we know so far about the Florida school shooting suspect
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

What we know so far about the Florida school shooting suspect

He was later interviewed by two agents but did not hear back from them until Wednesday after the shooting, when the agency interviewed Bennight again. "The suspect crossed fields and ran west along with other...More..

Oxfam chief quits over Haiti, Chad sex scandals
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Oxfam chief quits over Haiti, Chad sex scandals

A former Oxfam employee has said she encountered allegations of rape, harassment and sex in exchange for aid handouts when she was working for the charity . "But these decisions shouldn't be taken hastily, but ...More..

Despite several deaths, flu season still not at its peak
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Despite several deaths, flu season still not at its peak

The announcement follows Governor Cuomo's declaration of a public health emergency in NY. Loeb said it's challenging to pinpoint how effective the flu shot is in preventing the flu because it depends ...More..

OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians

Accordingly, the company has laid off more than 50 percent of its sales force, with the remaining employees focusing on non-opioid products. Purdue's head of medical affairs, Monica Kwarcinski, said the com...More..

U.S. flu outbreak worsens, likely to linger for weeks: CDC
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

U.S. flu outbreak worsens, likely to linger for weeks: CDC

Anne Schuchat, acting director of the CDC . There were 40,414 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018, the most recent data available, and 4064 were from pneumonia or influenza , according to the CD...More..

Lenovo recalls some laptop models due to overheating fears
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Lenovo recalls some laptop models due to overheating fears

Lenovo announced the recall, which is said to be a "limited" one, stating that only a few laptops are potentially affected. If you own a Lenovo laptop, visit this website to see if your laptop is include...More..

Food may influence cancer spread
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Food may influence cancer spread

The team found that with reduced asparagine content, tumor cells had reduced metastases in other body parts, reported the Mail Online. Finding ways to stop this from happening is fundamental to increasing...More..

Outcome Health Announces Campaign To Raise Awareness During Severe Flu Season
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Outcome Health Announces Campaign To Raise Awareness During Severe Flu Season

Infants and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the flu. "So far this year, the cumulative rate of hospitalizations is the highest since we've been tracking in this way, which goes back to 2010". Since t...More..

Cancer cocktail: hot tea plus twin sins
by | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Cancer cocktail: hot tea plus twin sins

According to Lv, drinking hot tea on a regular basis is linked to esophageal cancer in people who also smoke and drink alcohol habitually, thus pointing to a complex favorable conjuncture for the development ...More..