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Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill Morrison said he would repeal the "foolish law" if his government were re-elected. According to the Australian House of Representatives, it last happened in 1941 and before that, 1929. "This legislation is confined to the current cohort of people on Manus Island and Nauru ", said Kerryn Phelps, an independent lawmaker. The Greens are concerned about Senate delays and about the way the amend... [Full Article...]

Men who have smoked marijuana are more fertile

Men who have smoked marijuana are more fertile The results emerged from a study of 600 men who were studied by scientists in a fertility clinic. The men also answered lifestyle questions including whether they used marijuana or other drugs: 55 percent had smoked cannabis at least once; 44 percent were past users; and 11 percent current. [Full Article...]

CDC raising concerns over increasing number of measles cases

CDC raising concerns over increasing number of measles cases The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Kazakhstan, where health officials have reported a measles outbreak. But measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring the virus back and spread it, causing periodic outbreaks. [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State

Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State Northwest and are warning people to vaccinate their children. So far, Clark County has reported 35 confirmed cases of measles and 11 suspected cases. These states have particularly high levels - or " hot spots " - of unvaccinated children, and are vulnerable to measles outbreaks, according to a study by Hotez and his colleagues that published a year ago. [Full Article...]

Singapore HIV registry data leaked online in health breach

Singapore HIV registry data leaked online in health breach Brochez was convicted of fraud and drug-related offences in March 2017 and was deported from Singapore after completing his sentence. Those affected are 5,400 Singaporeans diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013, and 8,800 foreigners diagnosed with HIV up to December 2011. [Full Article...]

Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President

Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President Heavyweights Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke are also reportedly weighing up a run, with the field expected to eventually include around a dozen candidates. By launching her campaign early - a year before any primary votes are cast - the California lawmaker leapfrogs several party luminaries waiting in the wings, and a few already in the race, to become the de facto frontr... [Full Article...]

Study links gum disease bacteria to Alzheimer's

Study links gum disease bacteria to Alzheimer's Assuming the hypothesis is right, it's still not quite clear when and how the bacteria migrate from the gums to the brain and start doing damage, since far more people have gum disease than Alzheimer's. What's more, autopsies have shown that protein plaques can appear in people who had no Alzheimer's disease. And this 2015 paper reported that gum disease was associated with higher amyloid leve... [Full Article...]

Report urging less meat in global diet 'lacks agricultural understanding'

Report urging less meat in global diet 'lacks agricultural understanding' It would also help to slow climate change, deforestation and the loss of species. It says global average consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar should be cut by 50 per cent, while consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes should double. [Full Article...]

Mayor De Blasio Shuts Down Rumors About Possible Presidency Bid

Mayor De Blasio Shuts Down Rumors About Possible Presidency Bid Mr de Blasio, who has sought to build a national profile during his five years in office, said that the city was now capable of providing healthcare for New Yorkers regardless of their income or immigration status. The city will double the number of intersections where buses are given green light priority and keep bus lanes clear, the major promised, with expanded camera enforcement and seven dedi... [Full Article...]

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers In a statement to MSNBC , a spokesperson for the mayor clarified earlier reports indicating the plan will provide health insurance instead of care. All of New York City's uninsured-including illegal aliens-can go to city hospitals and receive treatment on demand. Aviles said that the city was renowned for its "significant innovations in expanding access to care for immigrants, including our fin... [Full Article...]

Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now

Powell muddies Fed’s monetary message to pacify markets for now Powell said that ISM report was already off a historically high level and remains strong. Both of those messages cheered stock market investors who had been anxious about Trump's repeated attacks on his hand-picked choice to lead the nation's central bank and also the Fed's seemingly inexorable march to higher rates. [Full Article...]

Thailand Gets Legalized Medical Marijuana As "New Year’s Gift"

Thailand Gets Legalized Medical Marijuana As Thailand joins a wave of country's around the world reconsidering laws regarding cannabis use. Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize the use of medical marijuana . Cannabis is legal for recreational use under many USA jurisdictions, and was recently made available on prescription via the U.K. National Health Service. [Full Article...]

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great' U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth issued the ruling late Friday , on the eve of the final day of open enrollment for ACA coverage. The rest of the law can not be separated from that provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote. [Full Article...]

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets The first is the app's octagonal indicator which monitors Move Minutes and Heart Points, the tracking data Google uses to encourage people to hit daily goals. Google says this feature will allow Fit to more accurate award Heart Points. Do you use it on Wear OS or on your smartphone? The new features haves started to roll out to compatible Wear OS watches Android phones from now. [Full Article...]

This is the best time to get your flu vaccines

This is the best time to get your flu vaccines More than 900,000 were hospitalized. Flu shots are covered by Medi-Cal, Medicare, and by most insurance plans. Of the 180 pediatric deaths reported in the USA last season, 80 percent occurred in children who had not had a flu shot. Did you know that Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season? As it turned out, the vaccine was 36 percent effective in ... [Full Article...]

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

A Swedish Medical Center report on the woman's death says there are about 200 cases worldwide of this particular amoebic infection. But how did the amoebas get in her brain in the first place? The report states she used tap water that had been filtered by a Brita water purifier. [Full Article...]

Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol He arrived in the Capitol rotunda in a wheelchair pushed by an aide. According to a tweet by the 41st president's spokesperson, Jim McGrath, Bush "will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18-year-old naval aviator in war". [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist made world’s first genetically modified twins

Chinese scientist made world’s first genetically modified twins Later on, He Jiankui defended his work in front of a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference, saying he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born to an HIV-positive father, an apparent medical first. It has also violated the ethical bottom line that the academic community adheres to. China's National Health Commission ordered an " immediate investigation " into the case, the off... [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist behind ‘gene-edited-babies’ claim pauses trial after public outcry

Chinese scientist behind ‘gene-edited-babies’ claim pauses trial after public outcry Nor did he say when the results might be published. The researcher says he used a technology known as " CRISPR " to edit sections of the human genome, performing the procedure on embryonic humans. More than 100 scientists, most in China, said in an open letter on Tuesday the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to edit the genes of human embryos was unsafe and unjustified. [Full Article...]

Sobeys, Loblaws pull romaine lettuce from shelves across Canada

Sobeys, Loblaws pull romaine lettuce from shelves across Canada Metro only operates in Ontario and Quebec but has also removed it from all their stores. Health officials say two people in New Hampshire have been affected by a new E. Sixty-six percent of ill people are female. No one has died. CDC is advising that USA consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. [Full Article...]


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