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Measles Outbreak Surging; FDA Issues Safe Vaccine Statement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday that 626 cases of measles had been reported in 22 states — up from 555 cases in 20 states one week ago. The number is just shy of the record 667 cases reported in all of 2014 — fourteen years after the disease was officially eliminated in the United States. The states reporting cases to CDC include Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon,…

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Poll: 31% of Republicans Support ‘Medicare for All’

A new Morning Consult poll shows that “Medicare for All” falls just short of majority support (47%) — but that 31% of Republicans support the policy, which is being championed by socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and other 2020 Democratic candidates. The poll, which surveyed 6,600 adults and has a margin of error of 1%, showed broad majorities support some form of federal health insurance that would be available to all Americans, though support was higher for policies that would be optional. Morning Consult noted that support for “Medicare for All”…

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Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGail Jardine: “I can walk, I can turn… it’s really helped me” A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson’s disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. A quarter of patients have difficulty walking as the disease wears on, often freezing on the spot and falling. Parkinson’s UK hailed its potential impact on an aspect of the disease where…

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