Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cholera in Yemen: Over 820,000 suspected cases, over 2,150 deaths since April 27 — UN

The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record, said a UN spokesman on Friday in announcing more than 2,150 associated deaths since April. "Over 820,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,150 associated deaths since April 27" have been...

State of Emergency declared in California due to Hepatitis A outbreak

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday over a widespread Hepatitis A outbreak, citing a need to increase the current adult vaccine supply -- San Diego County is currently experiencing the worst outbreak in the state, with 490 reported cases, 342 hospitalizations...

Study shows links with daily alcohol drinking-risk of breast cancer

According to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, a daily glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage might increase the risk of breast cancer. An average of 10 grams of alcohol a day is associated with...

Scientific facts about cannabis

As U.S. business and government continue to butt heads over medicinal cannabis, some educational institutions are turning to science to help elevate and inform the conversation. Helping blaze the trail toward cannabis' acceptance in academia is none other than the University of Vermont, which now...

Trump signs executive order to unravel Obama Care

U.S. President Donald Trump — frustrated over Congress’ failure to repeal and replace Obamacare — signed an executive order Thursday to make it easier for people to buy cheaper, bare-bones health insurance. Team Trump said the order will allow small business and individuals to form...

Second death case from West Nile virus in US bringing the total number to 67

A second death case from West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported in the Midwest State of Iowa, thus bringing the total number of WNV fatalities to 67 across the U.S. this year. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director with Iowa Public Health Department, confirmed the death...

Cholera in Yemen exceeded 800,000 suspected cases in less than 6 months — WHO

In less than 6 months, the rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 800,000 suspected cases, said World Health Organization (WHO) in Twitter on Saturday. https://twitter.com/WHOYemen/status/916623464123043842 The UN health agency said that since the end of April, 101,820 suspected cholera cases had been registered across...

Bird flu outbreak continues unabated in South Africa

The bird flu crisis continued unabated in South Africa despite intensified efforts to curb the pandemic, authorities said on Friday. The highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 virus has been confirmed in five provinces, with Johannesburg in Gauteng Province becoming the latest victim, according to the...

Yemen cholera outbreak is spiraling out of control, infecting over 770,000 people

Yemen’s cholera outbreak is spiraling out of control with estimates putting the number of people infected with the disease at around 770,000. Yemen’s Health Ministry said that it expects the number of cholera cases to reach one-million by the year’s end, saying more help is...

There is an increasing trend of diarrhea cases in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, UN

The United Nations is warning about an outbreak of water-borne diseases including diarrhea in Bangladeshi camps where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are settled in. A UN spokesman says there is an increasing trend of diarrhea cases including patients with severe dehydration. The world body...

US House passes a bill ban abortions after 20 weeks

The House passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up...

Cholera killed 2,127 people in Yemen since April — WHO

The Cholera epidemic has killed 2,127 in war-ravaged Yemen since it broke out in late April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday. More than 767,524 people from 22 provinces out of total 23 have been infected, WHO said in a statement on its website. Most...

Red Cross says cholera cases in Yemen could hit 1mn by year-end

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday described the humanitarian situation in Yemen as a “catastrophe,” saying cholera cases there could reach 1 million by year-end. The warring sides are using disproportionate force, causing “very excessive” civilian casualties, said Alexandre Faite, head...

Cholera in Yemen could reach one million by the end of this year

The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has warned that the number of cholera cases in war-torn Yemen could reach one million by the end of this year. The aid organization said the situation in Yemen is a “catastrophe”. The ICRC has also called...

Trump says will negotiate with Democrats on healthcare — next year

The U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will return to the healthcare legislative effort early next year and negotiate with Democrats on the issue, a day after the failure of Republicans' latest attempt to get a healthcare plan through the Senate, told...

Bacteria which causes Chlamydia, the most prevalent STD in 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded over 2 million cases of STDs in 2016, the highest-ever number. The most prevalent disease, with 1.6 million cases, was chlamydia, followed by gonorrhea, with 470,000 cases. The number of reported cases is on the rise. There were 4.7%...

Breast cancer — 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer — Reduce your risk

One in 8 women in the United States – 12 percent – will develop breast cancer. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer that women may face in their lifetime. In addition, 1 percent of men in the...

US Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis”

U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the...

Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote no on Obamacare repeal bill

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Monday she will vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare, likely dooming Republican efforts to get rid of that health care law. Collins' move came minutes are the Congressional Budget Office said Monday that the number...

‘Vampire Therapy’ – Infusing blood is good for your health – researchers confirm

Dracula might have had the right idea in drinking the blood of young maidens. Scientists found vampire therapy can repair muscle tissue, as well as the liver and brain after only 24 hours. 'Vampire Therapy' It follows the fad of vampire facelifts, which involve having blood drawn...

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