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Staggering number of measles cases in US just part of 300% global uptick

Manjurul/iStock(NEW YORK) — The measles outbreak that continues to spread across the U.S. is just one of many that are going on around the world this year. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that preliminary global data shows that reported cases of measles are up by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 as compared to the same …

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Debunking sleep myths that may be compromising your health

eclipse_images/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sleep deprivation is a public health crisis, with potentially serious complications down the road for people not getting enough rest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of Americans sleep fewer than seven hours nightly. So why do so many people believe they can fully function with only five or six …

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Researchers develop first printed 3D heart in major scientific breakthrough

File photo. (Zinkevych/iStock)(TEL AVIV, Israel) — For the first time in history, scientists have created a three-dimensional, fully vascularized human heart. The biomedically engineered heart was created using a 3D printer by researchers at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel. Modeled on a human patient, the 3D heart “[matches] the immunological, cellular, biochemical, and anatomical properties of the patient,” …

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Everything you need to know about the measles outbreak

Manjurul/iStock(NEW YORK) — The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far in 2019 is now more than 460, compared to 374 cases confirmed in all of 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Michigan has 39 cases of measles on record so far this year, the highest number of measles in the state since …

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Brooklyn parents sue to stop mandatory measles vaccinations

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) — A group of parents in Brooklyn are seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent mandatory measles vaccinations from taking effect. The parents’ lawsuit against the New York City Department of Health called the emergency order “arbitrary and capricious” and the measures it necessitates “drastic.” The order, issued by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, …

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Five subscription boxes that bring self-care to your door

Go Love Yourself(NEW YORK) — You can get everything from workout clothes to makeup to toilet paper delivered to your door on demand, so why not do the same for your mental health. That’s the idea behind the latest monthly subscription trend: Self-care boxes that aim to bring joy, reduce stress and put yourself back at the top of your …

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These 15 wellness programs keep health, fitness goals on track during vacation

Casa Ventanas(NEW YORK) — What happens on vacation, stays on vacation, right? Well, not quite. As travel has become more accessible than ever, that mantra has increasingly become null and void for business and leisure travelers who are constantly on the go. Keeping up with your health and fitness regimen while on vacation can be difficult, however, especially if the …

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Is Kratom, an over-the-counter supplement, contributing to overdose deaths?

iStock/YanawutBY: DR. NAVJOT KAUR SOBTI (NEW YORK) — In an age where energy boosters, fat loss supplements, and pain relievers are easy to get over the counter, little is known about a supplement known as kratom – an herbal extract which has been linked to at least 91 deaths, according to the CDC. It has become a go-to for many …

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Ground beef responsible for E. coli outbreak in six states, 109 people sick: CDC

ABC News(ATLANTA) — An E. coli outbreak affecting 109 people in six states has been traced back to ground beef as the likely source, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. “A total of 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from six states,” the CDC said in a statement released …

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Women outliving men around the world because they’re more likely to seek health care: WHO

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women, particularly those living in wealthy countries like the United States, are outliving men around the world according to that latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO released its “World Health Statistics” report last week laying out health disparities by sex for the first time. Although the overall global life expectancy has increased from 66.5 …

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