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New York declares measles emergency, blasts misinformation fueling outbreak

Battling a fast-growing measles outbreak , New York City has declared an emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations under threat of fine in a Brooklyn neighborhood where the disease is spreading. "We stand with the majority of people in this community who have worked hard to protect their children and those at risk". Many vaccine opponents believe medically baseless claims that inoculations can cause autism and other negative health effects.

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CDC sounds alarm on resistant superbug fungus after NYC outbreak

CBS New York reports an elderly man died from the fungus past year at Mount Sinai Hospital following abdominal surgery. Candida Auris, or C. auris , is a multidrug-resistant fungus that has been spreading in hospitals and nursing homes.

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Poor diet linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally

This is because there is a bigger gap between how much healthy food people should eat and what they actually do, than how much unhealthy food people eat and the amount they should consume. As the Trump administration and US lawmakers debate whether able-bodied people who don't work should be entitled to public food assistance , it's clear that many people around the globe struggle to afford healthy foods.

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Health officials confirm measles case in Maryland resident

Anyone who may have been exposed at those locations should watch for symptoms until April 21. But more people have begun using religious and philosophical exemptions to opt out of vaccinating their children, leading to a comeback particularly in states that have looser rules.

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Thousands die in India due to lack of proper diet: Lancet report

Ashkan Afshin , an assistant professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Of the 11 million deaths attributed to poor diet, by far the largest killer was cardiovascular disease, which is often caused or worsened by obesity.

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FDA Investigating Reports of Seizures After Vaping

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating potential links between vaping and seizures after receiving nearly three dozen reports connecting the two, mostly among young users. Some seizures occurred immediately after using the device, whereas others happened a day or so after use. The FDA acknowledges that the info it has right now is limited, but has publicized the reports to enable healthcare providers and e-cigarette users to make informed decisions related to use of the ...