Tag: protect

Takeda’s dengue vaccine effective overall in study but with major limitation

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s experimental dengue vaccine was highly effective at preventing the mosquito-borne disease in a late stage study, but it failed to protect against one type of the virus in people with no prior exposure to dengue. FILE PHOTO: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s logo is seen at its new headquarters in Tokyo, […]

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Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said the “conscience” rule was unconstitutionally coercive because it would let […]

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(Reuters) – A federal judge blocked Alabama on Tuesday from enforcing the strictest abortion laws in the country, saying the ban on all abortions unless a mother’s health was in danger was unconstitutional. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, had signed the bill into law in May and it was due to come into effect […]

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Summer may have only recently given way to autumn, but it appears the flu season — often at its worst in the dead of winter — is starting to pick up, resulting in at least one death in New Mexico, state health officials announced this week. In a Wednesday statement, the New Mexico Department of […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday described a possible link between the current outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries and the use of THC-containing vaping products. The CDC’s findings indicated that out of 514 patients with suspected vaping-related illnesses, 77 had self-reported that they had been using products containing THC, or using both nicotine- and […]

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Unvaccinated students at a high school in eastern Michigan were told to stay home following an outbreak of chickenpox at the school. In a notice this week, the St. Clair County Health Department, along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced the outbreak at Marysville High School. The announcement detailed that health officials, […]

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More than 70% of healthcare data breaches in the U.S. have involved sensitive demographic or financial information that could fuel identity theft, a new study suggests. When a healthcare company is hacked, criminals gain access not only to health information, but also to demographic and financial data that could compromise patients’ privacy and financial security, […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation on Monday to ban flavored e-cigarettes statewide in an effort to protect young people from the unknown consequences of vaping. FILE PHOTO: E-cigarettes are placed on a shelf for sale in a store in Prague, Czech Republic, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny “Common […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the probe, said it will focus on Google’s “overarching […]

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MANILA (Reuters) – Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines tested positive for African swine fever, the country’s agriculture chief said on Monday, the first outbreak of the virus detected in the Southeast Asian country. The announcement was based on the results of laboratory tests requested by Agriculture Secretary William Dar after […]

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