Manitoba public health officer confirms case of measles

WINNIPEG -- Manitoba's chief public health officer has confirmed a case of travel-related measles in the province. A release says a man in his 30s is believed to have contracted the virus while travelling in the Philippines. It says the...

HPV Vaccine Beating Cancer-Causing Virus Worldwide

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- HPV vaccination programs significantly reduce human papillomavirus infections and precancerous cervical lesions, a new global review finds. Vaccination protects against the HPV strains that cause the majority of...

Search for cheaper medication takes U.S. caravan to Canadian birthplace of insulin

Skyrocketing U.S. insulin prices are driving a caravan of Americans with diabetes to the Canadian birthplace of the life-saving medication. Organizer and diabetes advocate Quinn Nystrom said up to 45 people with Type 1 diabetes are expected to make the...

Insulin pumps are vulnerable to hacking, FDA warns amid recall

A recall has been issued for the MiniMed 508 and the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps from Medtronic, which are similar to the one shown here. (iStock) By Morgan Krakow June 28 at 2:35 PM The Food and Drug Administration is...

‘Huggable’ Robot Bear Helping Hospitalized Kids

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- He sings, he plays games -- and Huggable the 'social robot' teddy bear could be good medicine for kids in the hospital. In a study of 50 children, aged 3 to 10 years,...

Last Flu Season’s Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC

June 28, 2019 -- The overall effectiveness of last flu season's vaccine was only 29% because it didn't protect against a flu virus that appeared later in the season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It...

An improved vaccine for bacterial meningitis and bloodstream infections

Researchers have now developed a new vaccine, a native outer membrane vesicle (NOMV) vaccine, for meningitis and bloodstream infections caused by "meningococcal group B" bacteria. This will allow younger people to be vaccinated and will address several limitations of the...

Fisher-Price Recalls 71,000 More Infant Sleepers

June 28, 2019 -- About 71,000 Play Yard products that include inclined infant-sleeper attachments have been recalled by Fisher-Price. There have been no reported injuries or deaths involving the inclined-sleeper attachment included with Fisher-Price's Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards,...

FDA Recalls Insulin Pumps Over Security Concerns

June 28, 2019 -- The FDA has recalled certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps because there’s a risk of them being hacked, the agency said. The recall affects Medtronic's MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm series insulin pumps. The FDA recommends that...

Conquering More Than the Usual Worries at Summer Camp

For 8-year-old Ella Maners, the highlights of a week at summer camp were playing Pictionary by drawing in shaving cream with her toes and careening down a water slide. They sound like typical camp fare, but for Ella and other...
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