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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 .
  • Britney Spears checks out of mental health facility, reports say

    Britney Spears checks out of mental health facility, reports say

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    TMZ previously reported Spears' medications may have triggered her mental health issues. " Britney Spears checked out of the treatment facility this morning and was taken home by her boyfriend Sam". " Britney's father's health has been weighing on her, and affecting her emotional well-being", an insider told E! In the interim, the pop star admitted herself into a wellness center for the betterment of her mental health .
  • Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine

    Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine

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    Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health , says more than 76% of patients were not vaccinated or didn't receive the recommended two doses of vaccine. Repeated studies - the most recent involving more than 650,000 children monitored for more than a decade - have shown that there is no such link.
  • E. coli outbreak spreads to 10 states

    E. coli outbreak spreads to 10 states

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    The outbreak has sickened 156 people in 10 states, including Minnesota. The latest illness onset is April 7, and patients range in age from less than 1 year to 83. The meat is in 48-pound boxes labeled "ground beef puck" for institutional use. To avoid the contagion, the CDC advises people to wash their hands, cook meats thoroughly, avoid cross-contamination of food preparation areas, wash fruits and vegetables, avoid unpasteurized dairy products and juices and don't prepare food for ...
  • World Health Organisation tells parents to remove screens from young children

    World Health Organisation tells parents to remove screens from young children

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    Those aged three to four years old should spend at least 180 minutes being physically active, including 60 minutes moderate to vigorous intensity, and sleep for 10 to 13 hours. "Not all screen time is created equal", he added, urging World Health Organization to call for "higher quality studies " to more broadly assess the various types of screen-based activities available to children and their impact.
  • US Measles Cases Highest Since 2000 As Anti-Vaccine Movement Surges

    US Measles Cases Highest Since 2000 As Anti-Vaccine Movement Surges

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    The current number of cases is the second-highest reported in the USA since the disease was eliminated in 2000 , and just shy by 41 cases in matching the record since that time of 667 cases in 2014. Outbreaks still occur, typically when travelers bring the virus into the United States from countries where measles is still common. Toi Te Ora was not investigating any further reported cases and he hoped these two separate outbreaks, measles not spread to others in the community, he said.
  • Pig brains experiment: Yale University experiment makes bombshell finding

    Pig brains experiment: Yale University experiment makes bombshell finding

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    Tara Spires-Jones, deputy director of the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, said: "This study is a long way from preserving human brain function after death as portrayed in the cartoon Futurama where heads were kept alive in a jar", yet noted that the study might provide a decision for a temporary preservation of some of the more basic cell functions in the pig brain.
  • Israeli scientists create world's first 3-D heart made from human cells

    Israeli scientists create world's first 3-D heart made from human cells

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    Concept schematic: an omentum tissue is extracted from the patient and while the cells are separated from the matrix, the latter is processed into a personalized thermoresponsive hydrogel; the cells are reprogrammed to become pluripotent and are then differentiated to cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells, followed by encapsulation within the hydrogel to generate the bioinks used for printing; the bioinks are then printed to engineer vascularized patches and complex cellularized structures; the ...
  • Second measles case in Iowa confirmed

    Second measles case in Iowa confirmed

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    Measles can be serious. The Health Ministry is also urging Israelis to make sure that they are vaccinated before flying overseas, Channel 13 reported Thursday. In general, the health authorities advised that everybody should receive the vaccine against measles, but especially those born after 1980 should check their vaccines are up to date.
  • Sales halted of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

    Sales halted of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

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    Perhaps shareholders took the efforts the groups had made to try to convince the FDA as a waste of money. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, echoed that idea. The FDA issued new recommendations for use in July 2011, and later that year ordered manufacturers to conduct new postmarket studies, after which most companies elected to stop selling the products.
  • Vaccine refusal drives measles outbreak

    Vaccine refusal drives measles outbreak

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    The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by almost 20 per cent in the week ended April 11 in the country's second-worst outbreak in almost two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday. "Getting MMR vaccine is much safer than getting measles, mumps or rubella", the CDC said. But when an worldwide traveler exposed to measles overseas brings the disease into the country, pockets of unvaccinated communities within the USA enable the disease to ...