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Washington Public Officials Investigate Measles Outbreak

Public Officials in Clark County, Washington are investigating a measles outbreak after reports of 34 confirmed cases and nine suspected cases since the first of January. Of the 34 cases, thirty-two have been confirmed to be unimmunized, while four remain unverified....

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FDA Approves App-connected Digital Inhaler

FDA approved ProAir digihaler by Asthmapolis, the first app-connected digital inhaler. The ProAir Digihaler has built-in sensors to detect when the device is used and the strength of the user’s inhalation. This data is then sent via Bluetooth to its mobile app...

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First Successful Live Birth After Uterus Transplant

The Lancet reports the first successful live birth from a uterus transplant. In September 2016, a 32-year-old woman in Brazil with congenital uterine absence, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser [MRKH] syndrome, underwent a successful uterine transplantation from a...

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FDA approved Aemcolo (rifamycin) for Travelers’ Diarrhea.

The FDA approved Aemcolo (rifamycin) yesterday for the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea. Aemcolo is an antibacterial drug to treat noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not complicated by fever or blood in the stool. The FDA estimates 10-40% of travelers...

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FDA Approves a New Version of OTC Inhaler Primatene Mist

FDA approves a new version of Primatene Mist, the only OTC metered-dose inhaler. Primatene Mist is approved by the FDA as an OTC drug to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma. Primatene Mist is only approved for those who have been...

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ACE Inhibitors Linked to Lung Cancer

A cohort study by the United Kingdom Clinical Research Datalink associated the use of ACEIs with an increased risk of lung cancer. The association elevated among people using ACE Inhibitors for more than five years. The study consisted of 992,061 patients treated with...

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Another Rise in Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in Kids

The CDC is baffled by the cause of polio-like disease, Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), affecting children in the United States. A reoccurring outbreak of AFM has been affecting Americans 21 and under since 2014. The CDC has recorded spikes in cases of Acute Flaccid...

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Red Tide Spreading Across Florida Coastline

Toxic dinoflagellates algal blooms known as “red tides” are spreading across the Florida coastline, killing thousands of marine animals, and causing respiratory and gastrointestinal distress in residents. People in effected areas are warned not to swim in the water,...

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