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New York City Calls for Vaccination Against Measles. Can officials do that?

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed a public health emergency on Tuesday with a growing measles outbreak and ordered a compulsory vaccination program in some parts of Brooklyn. Such a health order is rare but not unknown In American history, medical experts said. It has happened several times. More than a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled that compulsory …

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Candida auris: drug resistant fungus that spreads in some health care settings

NEW YORK – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly, drug-resistant fungus is spreading in healthcare facilities and is "a serious global health threat". Candida auris hunts people with weakened immune systems by infecting the bloodstream. It is difficult to identify with standard technology. According to the CDC, more than 587 cases have been confirmed in the …

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This drug-resistant mushroom is spreading. Scientists warn of new superbugs

Now, a decade after its discovery, cases have been reported in more than 30 countries around the globe – including the United States, Australia, India, Germany, Israel, Venezuela and South Africa disease control and prevention. But how we came here is a mystery: while the fungus seems to have appeared relatively recently, its genetics reveal different groups that have separated …

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The US warn doctors not to stop abruptly opioid pain treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) – The US health authorities have warned physicians not to abruptly prescribe opioid analgesics to patients who prescribe them for chronic pain complaints, such as back pain. The Food and Drug Administration said it would add advice on how to restrict opioid painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin and dozens of generic pills. Federal and state officials are fighting a …

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Woman Lived to 99 with Organs Except Heart on Wrong Side

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Rose Marie Bentley what to avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was just a year after she died, in 2017, that students and their teacher The discovery of the rare condition, which this week was a conference of anatomists, was astounding, …

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154 cases of fast-moving and multi-drug-resistant fatal fungi in Illinois

Recent emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered provided the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIBE 9. April 2019, 23:01 GMT By Ben Kesslen and dr. Since 2016, there have been 154 cases of a fast-moving, often life-threatening fungus that increases concern about the spread of the fungus. Monday's figure makes Illinois …

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