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Now that it's looking likely that Trump will exercise that power to build his dream wall along the USA border with Mexico, you may be wondering what, if anything, Congress can do to stop him. Under the Constitution, Congress holds the national purse strings and makes major decisions on spending taxpayer money. Kamala Harris, a 2020 presidential candidate from California, said, "I think it's ridiculous".
  • Dingell's farewell message to America includes dig at Trump

    Dingell's farewell message to America includes dig at Trump

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    He helped broker a compromise that set the standards at 35 miles per gallon, a 40 percent increase, by 2020. They met on a flight between Detroit and Washington. In 1986, Dingell summoned Deaver, Reagan's former deputy chief of staff, to testify on whether he had used his connections to the president to help build his lobbying business.
  • Philippines: measles cases sharply increase in Manila

    Philippines: measles cases sharply increase in Manila

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    He also told them to go to health centers and get vaccinated. The Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday there had been 441 cases measles in the Manila metropolitan area as of January 26, compared to 36 cases in 2018. Sanofi has unequivocally said its product is safe, but Manila still halted the campaign and left hundreds of thousands of terrified parents wondering if their children were at risk.
  • Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

    Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

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    At least 10 states are reporting cases of measles across the nation. And when it comes to combatting preventative diseases, the CDC says there are no alternatives to vaccination. Of those, 72 cases killed the infected. According to the aforementioned study, other areas that are considered hotspots include Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Provo, Utah; Fort Worth, Texas; Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • One case of measles confirmed in Bell County

    One case of measles confirmed in Bell County

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    The outbreak includes 42 cases among those who were not immunized, six cases where immunization has not been verified and one case where the person had received a single dose of vaccine. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially risky viral illness that is transmitted through coughing and sneezing. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who are unvaccinated, travel to developing countries or have a vitamin A deficiency are more likely to catch the measles.
  • Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's

    Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's

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    While age reduces the metabolism of all brains, women retain a higher rate throughout the lifespan, researchers reported Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . They trained a machine-learning algorithm to find a relationship between people's age and their brain metabolism. This can cause problems later in life and scientists hope to one day slow it down with state-of-the-art drugs or brain therapy.
  • Alarming rise in obesity-related cancers in young people

    Alarming rise in obesity-related cancers in young people

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    This study was funded by the Intramural Research Department of the American Cancer Society and the Intramural Research Program of the National Cancer Institute. For example, the average annual increase for pancreatic cancer was more than four percent for patients ranging in age from 25 to 29, but less than one percent for those age 40 to 44.
  • Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases

    Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases

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    Wilson said. Separately, five additional cases were confirmed in the Houston metro area Monday, including two boys younger than 2 in Harris County, prompting health officials to urge residents to "protect their children and themselves from this disease by getting vaccinated".
  • Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

    Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

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    Also the type of toothpaste (fluoride or non-fluoride containing) was not taken into account. Because young children are less capable of spitting out toothpaste in the sink, they are more likely to injest it. The information used for the evaluation was primarily based on parents' self-reporting. Instead, he advised, "Use it, but use it in the proper quantity so your children don't swallow too much".
  • Myths about the HPV vaccine continue to put people's lives at risk

    Myths about the HPV vaccine continue to put people's lives at risk

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    Collectively, humanity can work together to reduce cancer risk factors. In addition, they proposed that there be more support offered to children who have a parent battling cancer . "More importantly, CBE allows healthcare providers to educate the community about the early detection of breast cancer ". For example, in the United Kingdom we screen for bowel cancer at 50, and for cervical cancer at 25, but what about people who don't fit into these age brackets? It is unusual, but it ...
  • 20 people have now died from the flu in IN this season

    20 people have now died from the flu in IN this season

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    More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu. Recent studies show flu vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness by about 50 to 60 percent among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are like the vaccine viruses.
  • E-cigarettes help more smokers to quit

    E-cigarettes help more smokers to quit

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    E-cigarettes, however, "provided greater satisfaction and were rated as more helpful to refrain from smoking than nicotine-replacement products", the study's authors wrote. Professor Mendelsohn said smoking rates in Australia had stalled since 2013 and vaping was a potential lifesaver for smokers who were unable to quit with conventional treatments.
  • Bell Let's Talk mental health campaign kicks off today

    Bell Let's Talk mental health campaign kicks off today

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    Naysayers, quite vocal on social media , believe it's bogus or only a corporate PR move, but when Bell launched Let's Talk in 2010, it was in part because Bell Inc. David Gabert, communications lead and project co-ordinator for CMHA, said while Bell Let's Talk raises awareness, it also gives a great platform across the country for people to look locally at what resources are available, and to realize they're not alone in their struggles.
  • Scope of the Measles Outbreak and Why It's Worsening

    Scope of the Measles Outbreak and Why It's Worsening

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    The first known patient sought medical care on December 31, but it isn't known if other people may have gotten sick before that and did not seek treatment. There is now a measles outbreak that started in Washington and has made its way to OR, and anti-vaxxers are the sole cause of this retro death threat.
  • State of emergency declared in U.S. measles outbreak

    State of emergency declared in U.S. measles outbreak

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    Around 88 per cent of children in the province have been sufficiently vaccinated against the disease. There have been 30 recorded cases of the infectious disease in the state's Clark County - just north of Portland - in January. Both Washington and OR allow vaccine exemptions for personal and philosophical reasons. Researchers called nearby Portland a " hot spot " for infections due to a high rate of non-medical exemptions from vaccines, according to The Washington Post.
  • Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss

    Eating breakfast 'not a good strategy' for weight loss

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    Some previous studies have suggested that people who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight than people who skip the morning meal. Experts from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, examined 13 randomized controlled trials related to breakfast and weight in high income countries, including the United Kingdom.
  • Too much screen time harmful for children's development

    Too much screen time harmful for children's development

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    Parents can think of screens like they do giving junk food to their kids: "In small doses, it's OK, but in excess, it has consequences". The AAP also recommends that children aged 2 to 5 years should use gadgets only one hour per day, while those aged 6 years and up should be given consistent limits.
  • January 30 is Bell Let's Talk Day

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    Bell will also donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every view on their official campaign video. One option is addictions and mental health counselling, which is offered through Alberta Health Services, as well as many private counselling clinics.
  • Student died after eating leftover pasta in rare food poisoning case

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    A U.S. professor, who identifies himself only as Bernard and claims to be a clinical adjunct professor from the University of IL, discussed AJ's case in one of his medical videos on his YouTube channel . "The food poisoning that results from it is usually self-limiting, meaning one can recover from it through intrinsic bodily functions". Despite being treated, the toxins from the bacteria caused liver failure, killing him in his sleep.
  • Measles Myths: As Outbreak Spreads, How To Keep Your Kids Safe

    Measles Myths: As Outbreak Spreads, How To Keep Your Kids Safe

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    Authorities say nine additional cases are suspected. As of this writing, 35 confirmed cases of the deadly and extraordinarily virulent disease have been confirmed, and several more patients are now suspected of having contracted it. Those who may have been exposed should watch for early symptoms of fever and malaise and then a rash starting on the head and moving down the body.
  • Measles outbreak in the northwest, 1 confirmed case in Colorado

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    Lindquist added that officials are particularly concerned that "folks that are immuno-compromised - pregnant women, young kids and those that are unvaccinated - could be at risk for this disease" without realizing it because the telltale measles rash might not appear for four days into the sickness.
  • Brexit: Tories unite to back compromise giving May extra time

    Brexit: Tories unite to back compromise giving May extra time

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    MPs have been tabling amendments to the government's plans to try to influence the direction of Brexit since Mrs May lost the vote on her original deal earlier this month. Mr Cullianane warned British MPs that a no-deal Brexit would be "reckless" and result in Irish reunification. She characterised the proposals as "the withdrawal agreement we have got at the moment with changes to the backstop".
  • HIV records of more than 14,000 people leaked in Singapore

    HIV records of more than 14,000 people leaked in Singapore

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    According to MOH, the confidential information is in the illegal possession of Mikhy K Farrera Brochez, a male United States citizen who was residing in Singapore , on an employment pass, between January 2008 and June 2016 . The statement said that the online information had been taken down but Brochez was still in possession of the same. It is indeed curious that the ministry held out until the information was actually leaked to inform the public of the illegal possession of confidential ...