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In a study that tracked almost 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who consumed diet drinks less than once a week. 'Our research and other observational studies have shown that artificially sweetened beverages may not be harmless and high consumption is associated with a higher risk of stroke and heart disease'.
  • State Health Department hasn't confirmed measles

    State Health Department hasn't confirmed measles "patient zero"

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    Most children recover quickly with no lasting effects. Forty-two patients were not immunized against the virus, while health officials had not verified the immunization status of six patients. If people aren't vaccinated, the virus can spread easily. Public Health has identified a fourth suspect case that was unimmunized when exposed to measles and received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine more than 72 hours after exposure.
  • OR governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

    OR governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

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    Children should receive measles vaccination via one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) between twelve to fifteen months of age, and another dose prior to entering school, between four to six years of age. A hallmark of measles is a rash that begins as flat, red spots on the face and spreads down the neck to the rest of the body. Davis said you should stay at home and call the doctor instead to avoid spreading it to others if you do have it.
  • Study finds women's brains appear to be three years younger than men's

    Study finds women's brains appear to be three years younger than men's

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    The team found that women's brains appeared to be three years younger metabolically-known as neotenous-on average than men. Women consistently fared better. It's associated with brain development , increasing in sync with synaptic formation and growth. JON HAMILTON, BYLINE: A person in their 60s may have the body of someone much younger.
  • Men who smoke marijuana have higher sperm count, Harvard study says

    Men who smoke marijuana have higher sperm count, Harvard study says

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    As reported by the Bloomberg , the investigators collected over 1,143 semen samples from 662 men who had sought for contraception help at the health facility between 2000 and 2017. Second, because the study's sampling wasn't diverse - 88% of the men were Caucasian, 84% were college educated, and the average age was 36.3 years old - the results may not apply to the general population.
  • Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

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    Five of the cases involved young children, some of whom received one round of the two-part vaccine. "Before the measles vaccine, we had an increase in measles , and then, when the measles vaccine was created, it started getting more and more people vaccinated", Beckham said.
  • Obesity-Related Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Millennials

    Obesity-Related Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Millennials

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    The six obesity-related cancers that showed startling increases among younger adults were colorectal , endometrial , gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and multiple myeloma , a cancer of the bone marrow. The data covered 30 types of cancer, 12 of which had previously been linked to obesity . This study was funded by the Intramural Research Department of the American Cancer Society and the Intramural Research Program of the National Cancer Institute.
  • The importance of an early cancer diagnosis

    The importance of an early cancer diagnosis

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    On personal level, with little effort, these relatively simple risk reduction strategies can help one to virtually eliminate cancer risk, and radically improve chances of recovering from cancer if one has it. The three also appealed to government to conduct a stock taking exercise in terms of where Malta now stands in the implementation of the National Cancer Plan 2017 - 2021, while communicating with all stakeholders.
  • "Widespread flu" is circulating in North Dakota

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    Tennessee typically sees four to five deaths among children from flu-related complications each year. This flu season started weeks earlier than expected. The North Carolina Division of Public Health reported today 29 as the total number of deaths. This past week, seasonal influenza activity increased nationally and most states are reporting widespread flu activity, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • E-cigarettes much better for quit smoking

    E-cigarettes much better for quit smoking

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    E-cigarettes, however, "provided greater satisfaction and were rated as more helpful to refrain from smoking than nicotine-replacement products", the study's authors wrote. In the British study group, a total of 79 smokers were enrolled in an "e-cig group" and given a refillable e-cigarette to use. "Australia can catch up with Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom and legalise smoke-free alternatives to help smokers quit for good".
  • No Confirmed Measles Cases in Jackson County, Health Officials Underline

    No Confirmed Measles Cases in Jackson County, Health Officials Underline

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    People are contagious long before they show symptoms and nearly everyone who is not immune through vaccinations will get measles if they are exposed to the virus. Officials haven't yet determined how the measles outbreak started. The agency said that one dose of the vaccine is about 93 percent effective at prevention, two doses raise the efficacy to 97 percent.
  • Washington Governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

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    The only other case so far has been reported in King County. For more information on the current measles outbreak, please visit Washington State 2019 Measles Outbreak . "There is no magic bullet cure to fight it". We need most people in the population to be vaccinated in order to maintain our "herd immunity". State records in Washington show that during the 2004-05 school year, vaccination rates for kindergartners in Clark County were above 91%.
  • WHO Mourns Health Worker Dead In DR Congo

    WHO Mourns Health Worker Dead In DR Congo

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    The latest outbreak was declared on August 1 in the region of Beni, a major market town in North Kivu, and quickly spread to neighbouring Ituri province. It's the second largest outbreak of the Ebola disease in the world's history after the 2014-2016 outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners have continued to face challenges in the containment and control of the Ebola Virus disease (EVD) outbreak in DR Congo.
  • A Measles Outbreak Has Hit An Anti-Vaxxer Hotspot In The US

    A Measles Outbreak Has Hit An Anti-Vaxxer Hotspot In The US

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Protection ( CDC ) report that an outbreak is also ongoing in Brooklyn, New York, where 62 cases have been verified. The second-highest number of cases since 2000 was in 2018, with 349 infections reported. "The measles is now only being reintroduced because children are not being 100 percent vaccinated", says Dr.
  • January 30 is Bell Let's Talk Day

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    And Mellen herself went up to CFB Suffield's Military Family Resource Centre, which had a day of presentations on mental illness. Aulenback said Carleton's initiatives extend beyond Bell Let's Talk Day to end the stigma surrounding mental health."Whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff member, we are all affected by mental health and as a community, we are here to support each other", he said.
  • Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day

    Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day

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    It also challenges studies that suggest skipping breakfast can disrupt the body's internal clock and lead to weight gain . Eating a hearty breakfast doesn't help people eat less later in the day, and those who have breakfast end up eating more calories each day, the review found.