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New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said. Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have… Read More »

Public shock for Vic heart attacks helping

Victoria’s paramedics were called to more than 6000 heart attacks during 2017/18. The 6434 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events were the most ever recorded and 400 more than in 2016/17. Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry data released on Thursday also shows 82 people were defibrillated with a publicly-accessible device during 2017/18 – two more than the… Read More »

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Members of the Sackler family, which owns the company that makes OxyContin, directed years of efforts to mislead doctors and patients about the dangers of the powerful opioid painkiller, a court filing citing previously undisclosed documents contends. When evidence of growing abuse of the drug became clear in the early 2000s, one of them, Richard… Read More »

Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

The authors place the post-AIDS increase in STIs within a historic context. Gonorrhoea cases in the UK have been recorded since 1918 and syphilis since 1922, when the UK’s network of free and confidential STI clinics was set up. This was after a Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases (as STIs used to be called) recommended… Read More »

Actress Victoria Smurfit and daughter Evie (14) appeal to public to help find a cure for macular dystrophy

Victoria Smurfit and her daughter Evie Actress Victoria Smurfit and daughter Evie (14) appeal to public to help find a cure for macular dystrophy Independent.ie Actress Victoria Smurfit and her 14 year-old daughter Evie have appealed to the public to help find a cure for blindness by funding research. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/actress-victoria-smurfit-and-daughter-evie-14-appeal-to-public-to-help-find-a-cure-for-macular-dystrophy-37606688.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37606691.ece/a2c96/AUTOCROP/h342/smurfitt.PNG Email Actress Victoria Smurfit… Read More »