NYC Measles Outbreak Over: Officials

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 — The New York City measles outbreak is over and the public health emergency that was declared on April 9 for parts of Brooklyn has ended, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. It was the largest outbreak in New York City in nearly three decades. Since it began in October 2018, 654 people were diagnosed with measles. There have been 52 measles-related hospitalizations...
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Doctors Warn of Consequences as Measles Cases Rise

Tweet Walter Orenstein, MD, associate director, Emory Vaccine Center, Atlanta. Andi Shane, MD, professor of hospital epidemiology and infection prevention, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta. Global Health Forum: “Turning the Tide on the U.S. Measles Outbreak,” Emory University, Sept. 9, 2019. CDC: “Measles Cases and Outbreaks.” CDC, Yellow Book, accessed Sept. 10, 2019. New England...
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California Fights Fake Vaccine Medical Exemptions

Tweet TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 — Bills to reduce fake medical exemptions for school children’s vaccinations were signed into law Monday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “This legislation provides new tools to better protect public health, and does so in a way that ensures parents, doctors, public health officials and school administrators all know the rules of the road moving forward,”...
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HPV ‘Herd Immunity’ Is on the Rise Among Adults

Tweet Living With a Sexually Transmitted Disease By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The United States could be approaching a state of herd immunity against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus linked to several cancers. Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according...
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Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

Tweet Experience Our Exclusive Guide to Nights of Better Rest By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could grabbing a nap once or twice a week help you live longer? A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people’s risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap. But more frequent...
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Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Tweet FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stricter U.S. government standards for drinking water have reduced arsenic violations by public water systems, proving such safety regulations work, researchers say. Public water systems provide more than 80% of the nation’s drinking water. The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation...
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Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Tweet FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stricter U.S. government standards for drinking water have reduced arsenic violations by public water systems, proving such safety regulations work, researchers say. Public water systems provide more than 80% of the nation’s drinking water. The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation...
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Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Tweet FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stricter U.S. government standards for drinking water have reduced arsenic violations by public water systems, proving such safety regulations work, researchers say. Public water systems provide more than 80% of the nation’s drinking water. The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation...
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Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

Tweet THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with pelvic pain should consider the possibility of endometriosis and discuss it with their doctor, an expert in gynecology says. While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among the most common. It occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow into other areas of the body. The condition affects one in 10...
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Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

Tweet THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with pelvic pain should consider the possibility of endometriosis and discuss it with their doctor, an expert in gynecology says. While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among the most common. It occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow into other areas of the body. The condition affects one in 10...
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