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WHO says new China virus could spread, it's warning all hospitals

WHO says new China virus could spread, it's warning all hospitals Scientists are baffled by the virus which has never been seen before. On Saturday, Chinese media reported the first known death from the viral infection . Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The new virus , known for now as 2019-nCoV, was first identified on January 7, about a week af... [Full Article...]

Deadly Chinese virus may have infected over 1700 people, study claims

Deadly Chinese virus may have infected over 1700 people, study claims There are thermal scanners at ports and airports in Indonesia to monitor travellers fevers amid fears the virus could spread. The Foreign Office said it had updated its travel advice for the Wuhan region, but guidance on visiting China remains unchanged. [Full Article...]

China Says One Person Dead in Outbreak of Newly Discovered Virus

China Says One Person Dead in Outbreak of Newly Discovered Virus Besides the evolving situation in Wuhan, all travellers should also be aware of the risk of avian flu when visiting China during the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, beginning on 25 January 2020. The World Health Organization says the patients' symptoms suggest the illness is caused by a new coronavirus. A total of 41 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. [Full Article...]

As flu activity soars, New Yorkers urged to get vaccinated

Total numbers hospitalised with flu have now reached 3,152 this season, compared with 331 previous year, the figures show. "Hopefully it won't, but if it continues to go straight up, this could really be a bad year". In a sign the flu season is entering its peak period, the CDC noted that 6.9 percent of all visits to healthcare providers in the US during the most recent week analyzed were brought ... [Full Article...]

Local flu season death toll reaches 8

Local flu season death toll reaches 8 The CDC previously said a total of 5.98 million government-funded free flu shots would be available at 4,000 contracted health care institutions around Taiwan in three phases this year. The vaccine can reduce hospitalization risk by 40%, and among the healthy children, it can reduce flu-related mortality risk by 65%. Influenza A and Influenza B cause the same sort of illness. [Full Article...]

The FDA approves the first vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus

The FDA approves the first vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus EVD cases in the US UU. The Ebola vaccine, which was used by the World Health Organisation and Democratic Republic of the Congo to decrease the extreme outbreak of Ebola disease on patients in West Africa between 2014/16, is the first-ever Ebola vaccine in the entire history, to be approved by the FDA and will only be provided to adults in a single dose. [Full Article...]

Nadler’s full opening statement in House Judiciary markup of the impeachment articles

Nadler’s full opening statement in House Judiciary markup of the impeachment articles The first article accuses Trump of withholding US military aid and a White House meeting from Ukraine in an attempt to pressure that nation to investigate his political rivals. He said Democrats were misrepresenting his talks with Ukraine and called the proceedings a "phoney hearing". Democratic leaders have not yet revealed when the floor vote for the House will be held, but lawmakers have sign... [Full Article...]

Kentucky law requiring abortion seekers to listen to fetal heartbeat will stand

In the past, SCOTUS has been quick to strike down regulations perceived as an "undue burden" on abortion access, including in 1992's Planned Parenthood v. "Today the Supreme Court let Kentucky's informed consent law stand - a move that affirms common sense, transparency, and the democratic process", said Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, legal advisor for The Catholic Association. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden: ‘Of Course’ I Would Consider Kamala Harris as VP Pick

Joe Biden: ‘Of Course’ I Would Consider Kamala Harris as VP Pick The first woman and first black attorney general and USA senator in California's history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the same segment of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House. I talked to her yesterday. "I can't fund my own campaign". "Times have changed; marijuana should not be a crime", said Harris then. "It's a problem that caucus-goers here in Iowa and... [Full Article...]

Reaffirm Our Commitment to End HIV/AIDS in USA in 10 Years

Reaffirm Our Commitment to End HIV/AIDS in USA in 10 Years He urged the people to have their HIV screening done because of its delayed diagnosis causes death, due to HIV, patient's immune system will be weakened. This year's commemoration is the thirty-first edition since the world started remembering the day as part of efforts to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS and efforts to contain it. [Full Article...]

CDC may have found a potential cause for vaping deaths

CDC may have found a potential cause for vaping deaths Crosthwaite, CEO of Juul, said in a statement. However, one previous study found no evidence of the lungs being coated by oil in tissue samples taken from 17 EVALI patients across the U.S. Another MMWR report published today, found through a survey conducted in IL, that patients who had EVALI were about nine times more likely to have gotten their products from informal sources such as a fr... [Full Article...]

New Poll: Majority of Voters See Trump Sailing into Second Term

New Poll: Majority of Voters See Trump Sailing into Second Term Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has steadily dropped in most recent polls and was sidelined briefly after suffering a heart attack, came in third at 19 percent. Democrats were most likely to say they are hopeful (26 percent) and anxious (24 percent) about the election, while Republicans were most likely to say they are hopeful (19 percent) and confident (17 percent) about the election. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden Hits Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare For All Plan

Joe Biden Hits Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare For All Plan If the program fails to raise $8.8 trillion, Warren says she'd make up the difference by imposing a supplemental contribution requirement for big companies "with extremely high executive compensation and stock buyback rates". -Employer Medicare Contribution: In general, businesses would pay the government an amount that's based on what they're now spending to provide coverage for their employees. [Full Article...]

Warren leads, Buttigieg jumps into second place in caucus poll

Warren leads, Buttigieg jumps into second place in caucus poll Democratic Party's core primary voting bloc. Biden was the choice of 34 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters in the CNN poll , which recorded his largest lead in the race since April, just after his campaign's formal launch. [Full Article...]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk raises almost half a million dollars

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk raises almost half a million dollars A tweet Sunday morning from the Salt Lake City Police Department said: "This month we authorized officers to wear their Breast Cancer Awareness badge". The event was adopted in the U.S.in 2012. This October, Holzer is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some people are critical of the attention that the breast cancer movement receives. [Full Article...]

Research shows vaping-related lung disease may be caused by chemical exposure

Research shows vaping-related lung disease may be caused by chemical exposure Two of the biopsied patients have since died from the condition. "While we can't discount the potential role of lipids, we have not seen anything to suggest this is a problem caused by lipid accumulation in the lungs". "We were not surprised by what we found, regarding toxicity", said Dr. Larsen, senior author of the study. "We have seen a handful of cases, scattered individual cases, over t... [Full Article...]

U.S. vaping illness count tops 500, but cause remains unknown

U.S. vaping illness count tops 500, but cause remains unknown Officials from the CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been investigating the rash of vaping-related lung illnesses since earlier this summer, and both have activated emergency operations centers to help. Jennifer Layden said on a conference call with reporters. Previously, the FDA found that numerous products used by the patients contained a contaminant commonly found in THC vap... [Full Article...]

UAW sets stage for possible strike against GM

UAW sets stage for possible strike against GM The union was disappointed that GM waited until two hours before its contract with the UAW expired to make its first "serious" offer, Mr Dittes wrote in a letter Sunday to the automaker's vice president of labor relations for North America. [Full Article...]