• Ebola vaccinations underway in Uganda

    Ebola vaccinations underway in Uganda

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    The grandmother of the boy also passed away because of the same virus in Kasese district the very next day after her grandson's death. Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has confirmed that the female patient at the Kericho Referral Hospital did not test positive to Ebola-related symptoms & illness .
  • Sleeping with lights on, weight gain in women linked in new study

    Sleeping with lights on, weight gain in women linked in new study

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    The few studies that have been conducted in the general population have typically collected data at a single point in time, so researchers haven't been able to determine whether light at night is tied to weight gain over time. "These results suggest that exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping may be a risk factor for weight gain and development of overweight or obesity", the authors said.
  • Support for Joe Biden slips in key state

    Support for Joe Biden slips in key state

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    Mr Sanders, a USA senator, is the first choice for 16 percent of respondents, while Ms Warren, also a USA senator, and Mr Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, are at 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively. "There's a lot more commitment than we normally see this early". Iowa and New Hampshire, whose primary is February 11, will anoint true-blue front-runners early next year when they go to the polls, filling winning candidates' coffers with cash from bandwagon-jumping donors.
  • Trump administration cuts funding for fetal tissue research

    Trump administration cuts funding for fetal tissue research

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    The decision follows an audit of all HHS researches involving human fetal tissue from elective abortions in light of "the serious regulatory, moral and ethical considerations involved", the US agency said . However, tax dollars have been contributing to an industry that fosters the trafficking of body parts from aborted babies. "Not only is the practice unethical, it is ineffective: fetal tissue, including fetal organs like liver and thymus, have not produced a single clinical treatment".
  • World Health Organization classifies 'burnout' as an official medical diagnosis

    World Health Organization classifies 'burnout' as an official medical diagnosis

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    However, not everyone agrees that " video game addiction" is something that can be diagnosed or treated. You may remember the motion was first drafted back in January of previous year, when it was put forward to be included in a new revision of the " International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems " as a " disorder due to addictive behaviour".
  • World Health Organization labels 'burn-out' as workplace ailment

    World Health Organization labels 'burn-out' as workplace ailment

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    The worldwide body reached the decision to categorize burnout as a medical condition during its recently concluded World Health Assembly in Geneva. "The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning".
  • US House Does Not Pass Disaster Relief Package

    US House Does Not Pass Disaster Relief Package

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    The legislation provides $600 million in nutrition assistance and $304 million in community development grants for Puerto Rico, which Democrats had requested. "I am troubled by the fact it spends over $19 billion that is not paid for when we are racking up approximately $100 million an hour in national debt ".
  • Officials Threaten Using Rare Travel Ban to Fight Spread of Measles

    Officials Threaten Using Rare Travel Ban to Fight Spread of Measles

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    Those with measles can potentially infect up to 15 others if they are not immune and parents should also check their child has had the appropriate MMR vaccine. since the beginning of 2019, representing the largest number of cases reported in the country in a single year since 1994, when 963 cases occurred. After a second dose the level of protection is around 99 per cent.
  • Iowa Officials Detect Bacterial Disease That Can Jump From Dogs to Humans

    Iowa Officials Detect Bacterial Disease That Can Jump From Dogs to Humans

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    The animals and the facility are quarantined as dogs undergo testing, the department said. Canine brucellosis is highly contagious among dogs and may cause catastrophic reproductive issues in the animals, including infertility, stillbirths and spontaneous abortions , according to the Iowa Department of Health .
  • Trump son Donald Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel

    Trump son Donald Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel

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    Asked if the White House would fight the subpoena, Trump said, "We'll see". The panel's investigation, led by Burr , has been running for more than two years, and the committee has interviewed numerous same witnesses who spoke to special counsel Robert Mueller's team.