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Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017

But a year later, measles cases have spiked to over 21,000 across the Continent. "Over 20,000 cases of measles, and 35 lives lost in 2017 alone, are a tragedy we simply can not accept", said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

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24 flu-related hospitalizations reported in LeFlore County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that 84 children nationwide have died of the flu so far this season. The health department reports all the deaths have been among adults ages 50 and older. The most recent numbers (Feb. 4-10) showed an upward trend in new lab-confirmed cases with more than 1,000 in the week. When it comes to preventing heart attacks in people with cardiovascular problems, experts have put getting the flu vaccine on par with long-term ...

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Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

The CDC could not identify a common brand or supplier linked with this outbreak. Kratom is marketed as a plant-based supplement to treat pain, anxiety and depression but its similarities to opioids have raised concerns that it can be addictive and unsafe.

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Mexico: 6.0 Magnitude Quake Causes Panic Among Residents

No one was killed during last week's quake, but a military helicopter carrying officials assessing its damage crashed, killing 13 people and injuring a further 15. It was felt in Mexico City , where quake alarm sirens had people springing out of their beds and into the streets. Oaxaca state authorities opened shelters for those affected, and almost 6,000 soldiers and federal police were deployed to help with the emergency response.

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Cleaning sprays as harmful as smoking

Experts say they cause damage to airways , speeding up the decline of our lungs as we age. The research includes 6 000 participants, based on the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS). "While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact", she said.

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Students celebrate the Chinese New Year

Due to the fact that the Chinese New Year is being celebrated according to the lunar calendar, it doesn't have a fixed date, so this year it fell on the new moon on February 16. "It is the start of our 2018 celebrations of my favourite year, the year of the dog , because I am a great dog enthusiast". Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help.