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Salute Several Hospital Workers Reportedly Fired For Accessing Jussie Smollett’s Medical Chart
Author: 0 Several Hospital Workers Reportedly Fired For Accessing Jussie Smollett’s Medical Chart

Dozens of workers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital may have been fired for improperly reviewing the medical records of Jussie Smollett , who was treated at the emergency room after he claimed he had been attacked by two men. The actor, who is black and gay, said the masked men beat him, made derogatory comments and yelled, "This is MAGA country" - an apparent reference to President Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" - before fleeing.

Salute Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress
Author: 0 Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

When he showed his mother the articles explaining, for example, that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine did not cause autism, he said she replied: "That's what they want you to think". John Wiesman, Washington state's health secretary, called for a national campaign about the importance of vaccines. Nonetheless, opposition to mandatory vaccines remains fierce.

Salute ‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission
Author: 0 ‘London patient’: second case ever of HIV remission

Timothy Ray Brown is an America who nearly died, as he suffered intense complications for months after he underwent a bone marrow transplant from a donor with the rare genetic mutation called " CCR5 delta 32" that's resistant to HIV, in an attempt to treat his cancer.

Salute Scientists report a 2nd person has been cured of HIV
Author: 0 Scientists report a 2nd person has been cured of HIV

The new case report is "another proof of concept that we can eradicate HIV in theses situations", said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, who was not involved in the report. In addition to chemotherapy, he underwent a haematopoietic stem cell transplant from a donor with two copies of the CCR5 allele in 2016. Later, he was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma .

Salute No link between MMR vaccine and autism, says new study
Author: 0 No link between MMR vaccine and autism, says new study

Overall, 95 per cent of the kids in the study got the vaccine. However, the hypothesized link between measles, mumps , rubella ( MMR) vaccine and autism continues to cause concern. "At this point, you've had 17 previous studies done in seven countries, three different continents, involving hundreds of thousands of children", Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who was not involved in the new research, shared with CNN .

Salute Scientists Say HIV Has Been Cured in Second Patient Ever
Author: 0 Scientists Say HIV Has Been Cured in Second Patient Ever

The " London patient " who was infected with H.I.V. and suffered from Hodgkin's lymphoma , received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with the CCR 5 mutation in May 2016, the New York Times reported . Doctors found a donor with a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to HIV. Indeed, 16 months later, his virus remains at below detectable levels, and his immune cells all contain the HIV-fighting CCR5 mutation.

Salute California Abortion Rights Lawsuit
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The American Civil Liberties Union has also pledged to challenge the new rule in court. Under current law, these funds may not be used to pay for abortions. The states will file their suit in a U.S. District Court in Eugene, Oregon, Tuesday. "The Trump-Pence Administration has doubled down on its attacks on women's health", California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

Salute Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan
Author: 0 Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan

The impurity is a known animal and potential human carcinogen. The active ingredient in each came from India-based Hetero Labs Limited. That impurity is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is classified as a "probable human carcinogen". "That said, any presence of such impurities in drug products is not acceptable". "We are making important strides at understanding how these impurities form and we are continuing to examine if nitrosamine impurities may also arise during the manufacture of ...

Salute Hope as man 'free of HIV virus' after treatment
Author: 0 Hope as man 'free of HIV virus' after treatment

Virologist Ravindra Gupta at University College London , who is scheduled to describe the London patient's case tomorrow at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, Washington, and online in Nature , resists using the term "cured" for the man, who remains anonymous.

Salute Fresh hope as another man is cured of HIV/AIDS
Author: 0 Fresh hope as another man is cured of HIV/AIDS

The researcher added that while the stem cell transplant technique was not a universal treatment for everyone, it could contribute to the development of other methods that would help to eliminate the virus in people's bodies. Compared to Brown, the London patient had a less punishing form of chemotherapy to get ready for the transplant, didn't have radiation and had only a mild reaction to the transplant.

Salute Health Department: Over 100 Measles Cases Reported In Brooklyn
Author: 0 Health Department: Over 100 Measles Cases Reported In Brooklyn

Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing bemoaned what's called "vaccine hesitancy", meaning when people refuse or delay vaccinations . Fauci responded that children with vitamin A deficiency who get measles "have a much more hard course, so vitamin A [supplements] can actually protect you from some of the toxic and adverse effects", but that doesn't apply in developed countries where such deficiencies are rare.

Salute Sweeping changes on the way to health-care system in Ontario
Author: 0 Sweeping changes on the way to health-care system in Ontario

The move could displace or transfer thousands of employees in the LHINs, or agencies such as Cancer Care Ontario or Health Quality Ontario, but senior government officials speaking on background could not say when or if anyone would a lose or even how many people work for all the impacted agencies.

Salute GE sells biopharma business to Danaher for $21.4 billion
Author: 0 GE sells biopharma business to Danaher for $21.4 billion

Shares of GE jumped 15.1 per cent to $11.71 in early trading, while Danaher gained 8.5 per cent to $123.08. The GE Biopharma business is part of the company's GE Life Sciences division. GE also today announced the completion of the spin-off and subsequent merger of its transportation business with Wabtec Corporation. While GE may still unload the remaining health operations at some point, the company will now turn its attention to completing the bio-pharma sale, Culp said.

Salute Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2, Azure Kinect DK
Author: 0 Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2, Azure Kinect DK

Despite the relatively public spat Mozilla's Firefox web browser developers are having with Microsoft's Edge team, the two seem to be working rather cozily on bridging the gap of Mixed Reality . Microsoft has had a rough time since the release of its first-generation HoloLens back in 2016, targeting niche enterprises with a hefty price tag and fighting off patent infringement lawsuits that have hindered further development of the technology.

Salute Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos
Author: 0 Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

Tony Stower, head of child safety online at the NSPCC told the BBC: "Tech giants have a responsibility to protect children on their platforms, but YouTube and YouTube Kids keep failing to tackle disturbing videos like this". That way they can report inappropriate content to social media platforms, so it can be pulled. Children's charity the NSPCC has accused YouTube of failing to tackle unsafe content on its youth channel.

Salute ‘Zombie’ Deer Disease Now Present in 24 States
Author: 0 ‘Zombie’ Deer Disease Now Present in 24 States

The disease was first identified in captive deer in the late 1960s in Colorado and in wild deer in 1981. Zombie disease or Chronic Wasting Disease is becoming prevalent in the United States according to the reports . However, to date, there is no strong evidence for the occurrence of CWD in people, and it is not known if people can get infected with CWD prions. Infected animals may also display a lack of fear of people and may be more out in the open, making them more susceptible to ...

Salute New Trump Policy Prohibits Abortion Referrals at Family Planning Clinics
Author: 0 New Trump Policy Prohibits Abortion Referrals at Family Planning Clinics

Under the new rule , health clinics must be "physically and financially" separate from abortion providers in order to receive Title X family planning grants. Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates are major providers of family planning services as well as abortions, said the administration is trying to impose a "gag rule", and launched a full campaign to block it.

Salute Measles Outbreak Not Impacting Kansas
Author: 0 Measles Outbreak Not Impacting Kansas

Adults born after 1970 should also be fully vaccinated. "The most recent report in Ontario shows a vaccination rate for seven year olds at 91 per cent, and that's better than B.C.", said Dix. While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years. A comprehensively discredited study by a doctor who was struck off the medical register for serious professional misconduct over how he carried out the study, is the ...

Salute Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women: Study | newkerala.com #101806
Author: 0 Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women: Study | newkerala.com #101806

Dr Rachel Johnson, professor of nutrition emeritus at the University of Vermont and chairwoman of the writing group for the American Heart Association's science advisory, Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages And Cardiometabolic Health, said: "This study adds to the evidence that limiting use of diet beverages is the most prudent thing to do for your health".

Salute Measles Are Making a Comeback After Widening Anti-Vaccine Movement
Author: 0 Measles Are Making a Comeback After Widening Anti-Vaccine Movement

That's similar to Washington , which allows parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children because of personal beliefs. Many have been concentrated in Washington state , where the growing number of cases has driven local demand for vaccinesand fueled debate nationwide over vaccine exemptions for non-medical reasons.

Salute Fitbit has a new tracker, but it’s prescription-only
Author: 0 Fitbit has a new tracker, but it’s prescription-only

It will not be sold direct to consumers through Fitbit's web site. Fitbit hasn't announced any official pricing for these new devices, though it's apparently the company's cheapest device so far. The big picture: Fitness tracker sales to individuals have not been going so well for Fitbit, but corporate partnerships with healthcare businesses and enterprise clients are keeping the company afloat with opportunity for growth.

Salute Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak after controversy over dengue vaccinations I#AsiaNewsNetwork
Author: 0 Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak after controversy over dengue vaccinations I#AsiaNewsNetwork

Based on validated data, Duque said 575 cases including nine deaths have been recorded in Calabarzon, a figure that represented a 2,538 increase over the measles cases reported previous year. Ejercito, chairman of the Senate committee on health and demography, stressed the importance of vaccines-administered free in barangay health centers-to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Salute Equine Flu Shock For UK Racing
Author: 0 Equine Flu Shock For UK Racing

Newbury's "Super Saturday" meeting - where last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup victor Native River was due to have a final race before his title defence - is among the casualties, although there are hopes some of the big races may be rescheduled for a later date.

Salute 3 confirmed measles cases in Harris County, health officials say
Author: 0 3 confirmed measles cases in Harris County, health officials say

All three patients live in northwest Harris County. There are now six confirmed reports of measles cases in the state of Texas. Bell and Montgomery County both have a measles case involving children. Research has confirmed that vaccines don't cause autism, a common reason cited by parents who reject vaccinations. 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.