NSW pharmacists get go-ahead to give measles, whooping cough vaccines

NSW pharmacists get go-ahead to give measles, whooping cough vaccines

“People tell us access to a GP can be difficult at times whether you live in the city, country or on the coast, so expanding pharmacy vaccinations gives people more choice,” Mr Barilaro said. Mr Hazzard said he hoped new grandparents, carers of infants and partners of pregnant women would use pharmacist MMR immunisation services […]

Two more cases of West Nile virus reported in Suffolk County

Two more cases of West Nile virus reported in Suffolk County

Two more Suffolk residents have contracted the potentially fatal West Nile virus, bringing the total to seven for the season, according to county Health Department officials. A 55-year-old Southold resident was hospitalized in September with symptoms consistent with West Nile and is recovering at home, officials said. A 55-year-old Town of Huntington resident was also […]

What Must Be Done to Create a World Without Polio

What Must Be Done to Create a World Without Polio

Thirty years ago, the world united under a bold promise: a future free from polio. In the decades since, organizations from across the world have worked alongside dedicated governments and health workers to make good on that promise. In addition to developments like improved access to clean water, vaccination efforts like those led by the […]

Six Children Dead in Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Pediatrics Center

Six Children Dead in Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Pediatrics Center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric facility has left six children dead and 12 others infected, the state’s Department of Health said Tuesday. The outbreak occurred at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, in northern New Jersey. The center’s website says it treats “medically fragile children” in its pediatrics […]

1st Flu Fatality Reported In Connecticut: Health Officials

1st Flu Fatality Reported In Connecticut: Health Officials

One person is confirmed to have died recently from the flu in Connecticut, the first flu-related fatality in the state this season, according to a report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Details, such as where the patient was treated and the exact date they died, were not disclosed, but officials stated that the […]

First immunotherapy success for triple-negative breast cancer

First immunotherapy success for triple-negative breast cancer

Three-dimensional culture of human breast cancer cells, with DNA stained blue and a protein in the cell surface membrane stained green. Image created in 2014 by Tom Misteli, Ph.D., and Karen Meaburn, Ph.D. at the NIH IRP. There is new hope for people with an aggressive type of breast cancer, as an immunotherapy trial shows […]

Mild Flu Season Reported So Far This Year

Mild Flu Season Reported So Far This Year

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) – The United States is seeing a mild flu season so far this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity was minimal across 49 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City last week. The CDC’s Friday report included one pediatric death — which the Florida Department of […]

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk

If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found. The findings, presented at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal, showed a rise in stroke incidence among marijuana users from 2010-14 while overall stroke prevalence remained stable. According to the […]

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