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Death toll passes 50 from Samoan measles epidemic

Measles death toll in Samoa reaches 53 as three children from the same family die amid national emergency that has seen ALL schools closed Low vaccination rates have allowed disease to spread rapidly and infect 3,728 Samoa a national emergency, closing all schools and making jabs compulsory Three-year-old and his twin siblings, 18 months, among […]

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Samoa measles death toll rises to 32

Another seven die in Samoa measles outbreak bringing the total to 32 as officials scramble to vaccinate EVERYONE on the islands Measles is spreading quickly because only two thirds of people are vaccinated  Virus can cause deadly brain swelling or pneumonia and be deadly for children About 57,000 out of 200,000 people in Samoa have […]

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E-cigarettes take serious toll on heart health, not safer than traditional cigarettes

E-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health—a big concern given the high prevalence of e-cigarettes and perception of e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, according to new research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019—November 16-18 in Philadelphia. Researchers who conducted two separate studies report they […]

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Ebola death toll tops 700 in DR Congo

Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo tops 700 as aid workers battle to contain the killer virus Some 721 people are now feared dead from Ebola since the outbreak began Officials warned last week that the outbreak is spreading faster than ever  Aid workers are struggling to contain the outbreak, the second […]