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Miami Restaurant worker tests positive for hepatitis A, …

MIAMI – A Miami-based restaurant clerk has tested positive for hepatitis A, the Florida Department of Health said late Friday. Health officials advised physicians who had had dinner at Primo's Italian Kitchen and Bar in Block 1700 on North Bayshore Drive between January 26 and February 7. A vaccine against hepatitis A within two weeks of exposure could prevent infection, …

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The Washington State Committee passes a law banning personal exceptions for philosophical vaccines

A Washington state commission passed a law on Friday banning the personal or philosophical exemption for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines for school-age children with the outbreak of the virus. The law was passed The Health Times reported on the state's Health Care and Wellness Committee, although critics criticized parents as having the right to choose whether to have …

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Plastic bags can soon power your smartphone

(Credit: iStock) (iStock) Researchers have rebuilt plastic bags into carbon parts for batteries to make good use of potentially thrown away plastic bags. The contamination of plastic bags has become such a serious environmental problem banned in California According to the National Conference of State Legislatures disposable plastic bags are in use in large retail stores and organizations worldwide to …

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Her cancer went undetected, now this grandmother wants to help others get the right diagnosis

Drummond is among the untold number of Americans affected by a medical diagnostic error each year. Exactly how many is difficult to determine. " " There is not a single health care organization in the country that is measuring their diagnostic performance. Mark Graber, chief medical officer of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. A 2014 study BMJ Quality …

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Scientist warns of discoveries made with AI

Artificial intelligence is used with undue haste to analyze data in some areas of biomedical research, leading to inaccurate results, warned a leading US computer scientist and medical statistician on Friday. "I would not trust a great deal of the discoveries that are currently being made using large-scale machine learning techniques," warned Genevera Allen of Baylor College of Medicine and …

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Zombie stag disease is spreading rapidly in Iowa, says Iowa DNR

WEBVTT A disease called "Zombie Deer Disease" is spreading rapidly in the Midwest – right here in Iowa. It's a chronic wasting disease – similar to Mad Cow's disease a few years ago. And as Max Diekneite of KCCI reports, there is no cure. Chronic Wasting Disease … now better known as "Zombie Deer Disease" … is making headlines in …

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