Several mumps cases confirmed at Texas ICE facility, health officials say – Fox News

Several mumps cases confirmed at Texas ICE facility, health officials say – Fox News

Health officials on Saturday confirmed seven mumps cases at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Houston. The Houston Health Department said in a press release that the cases involved seven adults who were detained during their infectious period — meaning there was no evidence that anyone outside the facility was infected. “Since these individuals […]

Amid Measles Outbreak, Washington State Legislators Consider Bill To Remove Personal Belief As Reason To Forgo MMR Vaccine – Newsweek

Amid Measles Outbreak, Washington State Legislators Consider Bill To Remove Personal Belief As Reason To Forgo MMR Vaccine – Newsweek

With over 50 confirmed cases of measles in Washington state, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would eliminate personal or philosophical exemptions to being vaccinated from measles, mumps and rubella. House Bill 1638, would look to eliminate those personal and philosophical exemptions as related to the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine — more commonly known […]

Zombie deer steadily approaching Texas – WOAI

Zombie deer steadily approaching Texas – WOAI

Zombie deer steadily approaching Texas  WOAI Deadly disease that turns deer into ZOMBIES has spread to 26 states, new report warns  Daily Mail TWRA samples 2700 deer in management zone  WBIR Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with…  Bemidji Pioneer CDC: ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ Now in 24 American States, 2 Canadian Provinces  The Epoch Times View […]

This surprising hack could help you eat 30% fewer calories – MarketWatch

This surprising hack could help you eat 30% fewer calories – MarketWatch

Weigh your dessert options carefully. Choosing an indulgent, high-calorie dessert — rather than something like fruit — could be a secret to eating fewer calories, according to research published online Thursday by the American Psychological Association. Researchers put either a healthy dessert like fresh fruit or a less healthy dessert like cheesecake at the beginning […]

Vaccinations jump 500% in antivax hotspot amid measles outbreak – Ars Technica

Vaccinations jump 500% in antivax hotspot amid measles outbreak – Ars Technica

Enlarge / Administration of a measles, mumps rubella vaccine. Demand for measles vaccines leapt 500 percent last month in Clark County, Washington—a hotbed for anti-vaccine sentiment that has now become the epicenter of a ferocious measles outbreak. As of January 6, the county—which sits just north of the border from Portland, Oregon—has tallied 50 confirmed […]

Patient with possible Ebola case being tested at Philadelphia hospital – NJ.com

Patient with possible Ebola case being tested at Philadelphia hospital – NJ.com

A patient is being tested for the deadly Ebola disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, officials said Wednesday. “In an abundance of caution, a patient who met screening criteria for Ebola testing is currently being evaluated at HUP while tests to assess the patient’s condition are completed,” Dr. PJ Brennan, […]

Study: Imodium abuse a new threat in opioid crisis – WPVI-TV

Study: Imodium abuse a new threat in opioid crisis – WPVI-TV

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (WPVI) — Rutgers University researchers say they have uncovered a new threat in the opioid crisis – a rise in overdoses from the abuse of an over-the-counter diarrhea medication. Looking at a national registry of loperamide overdoses in a national poison control registry, researchers found a 91% increase from 2010 to 2016, […]

Three measles cases confirmed in Harris County – KHOU.com

Three measles cases confirmed in Harris County – KHOU.com

HOUSTON — Three measles cases have been confirmed in Harris County. The patients are two boys under the age of two and a woman who is approximately 30 years old, according to Harris County Public Health. They all live in northwest Harris County. Measles is highly contagious, and if one person has it, 9 out […]