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4 Wyoming schools closed today after cases of bacterial meningitis

Three primary schools and one junior / senior high school in southern Wyoming were not in session Thursday after a recent case of bacterial meningitis . The closure affects elementary schools in Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow, as well as Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow Junior / Senior High School in Hanna. Carbon County School District # 2 says schools are …

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Measles Outbreak in Clark Co. grows to 63; possible exposure site at Vancouver Elementary School | News

CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) – Clark County Public Health Wednesday afternoon confirmed another case of measles bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 63 years. The health department is investigating a probable case and has identified three new places where people may have been exposed to the virus, including a primary school in Vancouver. The potential exposure sites …

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Walnuts, Almonds Help hearts in type 2 diabetes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) – If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to make your heart a benefit, a new study suggests that you should leave your diet a little nutty. People with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain types of nuts weekly dropped their odds for heart disease by approx. …

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Another child died of the flu this season in Colorado

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports that another child has died of influenza in the state this year. KUSA TV reports that the latest death was reported during the week ending February 16. The first death was reported in the week ending January 12. Specific victim information was not released except they were under …

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This is a big step in stopping the aging process, study says

Efforts to slow down the aging process are just about wrinkles. Getting older is also the leading risk factor for devastating diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and dementia. Winding back the clock would change medicine forever, and researchers at Salk Institute think they might have the key. to decelerate the rapid aging associated with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in …

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Philippine officials withdraw Dengvaxia's marketing authorization, but Sanofi asks them to reconsider

Sanofi rebelled in the Philippines with its 2017 statement that dengue shot Dengvaxia may cause more serious infections in some cases. Now, after studies and more, the country's FDA has permanently lifted the marketing authorization of the vaccine. Cited "brazine defiance" by drugmaker, saying that Sanofi did not meet its post-marketing requirements, the Philippines drew FDA Dengvaxia's regulatory approval, reports …

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CRISPR / Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice – ScienceDaily

Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the more urgent. Now, Salk Institute researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help reduce the aging process. The findings, published on February 18, 2019 in the journal …

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2nd child is the death of flu complications in New Jersey

TRENTON – Another child has died of flu-related complications in New Jersey this flu season, according to the state health ministry. On Friday, the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed that influenza was a contributing factor in the death of a toddler from the northern state. Health officials did not release exactly where the child was, or if there were …

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