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Measles Outbreak Hits New York City

The New York City Department of Health announced that it’s investigating a measles outbreak in Manhattan and the Bronx. As of Friday, 16 cases had been confirmed, 7 of them adults and 9 children. Four people have been hospitalized as a result of the highly contagious viral infection, which causes …

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8 Things You Didn't Know About Hepatitis

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your liver a second thought. But it’s a pretty essential organ, tirelessly breaking down fats, scrubbing your blood of alcohol and other toxins, recycling blood cells, and more. That’s why anything that messes with it can be kind of scary. And one …

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State Farm Drops Rob Schneider Ad Over Anti

State Farm is pulling an ad featuring Rob Schneider after a social media campaign drew attention to the comedian’s anti-vaccination views and called on State Farm to drop him as a spokesperson. The spot, starring Schneider as his classic “Richmeister” character from Saturday Night Live, was met with backlash from pro-science groups, who …

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What You Need to Know About the New Mumps Outbreak

Pro hockey players’ health woes usually involve concussions or broken bones, but three NHL teams are fighting an unexpected ailment: the mumps. Two players on the Anaheim Ducks—Corey Perry (above) and Francois Beauchemin—were diagnosed with the old-fashioned viral illness, reports CBS Sports, and there are probable cases on the teams of the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues. …

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Newborn of Mom Who Posted Viral Anti

Finally, some good news about measles: The baby exposed to measles in a doctor’s waiting room whose story went viral is in the clear. As Toronto-area mom Jennifer Hibben-White recounted on Facebook last week, she got a call from local public officials warning her that on January 27, both she and …

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5 Old

Measles, tuberculosis, bubonic plague?! If headlines about old-time diseases on the comeback have you worried, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe (and sane) amid recent outbreaks.   Plague Think this notorious killer died with the Middle Ages? The disease actually persists in parts of Africa, …

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Thanks to 2

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Chickenpox—which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus—has continued declining in the United States since 2006, when doctors began routinely recommending a second dose of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, U.S. health officials said Thursday. States reporting vaccination data noted an 85 percent drop in the …

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