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To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach

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  • September 13, 2017
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Jaime Lynn Hines washes his hands and face Sept. 5, at one of the hand-washing stations installed in an attempt to stop the spread of hepatitis A in San Diego. (John Gibbins/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP) Crews have started sanitizing streets, sidewalks and gutters in San Diego to try to combat a hepatitis A outbreak […]

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Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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  • September 13, 2017
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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health […]

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Panel changes HPV test and pap guidelines for women over 30

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  • September 13, 2017
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An influential U.S. panel of health experts is boosting support for the HPV test as a routine part of cervical cancer screening. The independent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which issues closely heeded guidelines on a range of medical issues, says the test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) can be used once every five […]

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Bill Gates: Strides in Global Health at Risk if Rich Nations Pull Back

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  • September 13, 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO —  The world is making enormous strides in areas such as child mortality, HIV and extreme poverty, but if the U.S. and other countries pull back funding, that progress could slow, said Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft. When it comes to HIV, for example, “if we had a 10 percent cut in the […]

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Bill Gates reveals the biggest public health threats over the next 10 years

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  • September 13, 2017
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  Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters Bill and Melinda Gates have released their first-annual “Goalkeepers” report, a celebration of key milestones in public health and a look at which issues are still most pressing. The wins include sizable declines in childhood mortality and HIV infection rates, while the ongoing struggles include family planning and equality for women. In a […]

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Hepatitis exposure in Westchester: Doctor focused on weight loss, hormone therapy

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  • September 12, 2017
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CLOSE The exterior of the doctor’s office at 37 Moore Avenue in Mount Kisco Sept. 12, 2017. Frank Becerra Jr./lohud Officials think hundreds of patients could have been exposed Buy Photo Dr. Timothy Morley’s Mount Kisco office.(Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)Buy Photo Story Highlights Tomorrow Medicine had offices in White Plains and Mt. Kisco […]

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Apricot kernels can give you cyanide poisoning

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  • September 12, 2017
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A man in Australia gave himself cyanide poisoning while consuming apricot kernels meant to prevent his prostate cancer from returning. The 67-year-old apricot kernel extract every day for five years, according to a report in BMJ Case Reports. He took two teaspoons of the extract and three Novodalin tablets, an herbal fruit kernel supplement. That […]

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Researchers use facial recognition tools to predict sexual orientation – LGBT groups aren’t happy

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  • September 12, 2017
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Privacy advocates have long warned about the potential for facial recognition technology to be abused. Law enforcement agencies and private companies already quietly collect and analyze huge troves of information on people’s eyes, facial structure and other features. In the wrong hands, some argue, such data could be deployed for a range of nefarious purposes, […]

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Particles in Tattoos Can Travel to Lymph Nodes, Study Finds

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  • September 12, 2017
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Tattoos are very cool and I do not want to say bad things about them. Evidence of tattooing dates back thousands of years, and the art form has a long history across the world in various cultures. Tattooing has associations with wealth, crime, or seafaring depending on where in history you look. Today, there’s no […]

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Cardiac patients contract rare infection at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

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  • September 12, 2017
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A number of patients suffered a rare infection while being treated at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, with one parent claiming the number was around a dozen, Fox 8 reported. A letter from the hospital identified the infection as Mycobacterium abscessus, and said affected patients underwent surgery between late May and July 2017. “This is […]

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