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Health

Rural health clinics struggle to fight skyrocketing syphilis cases

Friday at 09:36 AM, via CNN

Syphilis is spreading from big cities into rural counties across the Midwest and West. One Missouri clinic has seen more than six times as many cases in the first few months of 2019 compared with the same period last year. Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure also lack experience in fighting the disease.

Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

Friday at 09:16 AM, via CNN

A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women.

Judge upholds New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order

Friday at 01:37 AM, via Reuters

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City’s recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city’s public health authority exceeded its authority.

Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Friday at 00:59 AM, via BBC News

A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.

Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation

Thursday at 23:23 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study.

U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

Thursday at 22:39 PM, via Reuters

U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation’s opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states.

Many young cancer patients regret initial treatment decisions

Thursday at 20:45 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests.

Cambodia reports an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu: OIE

Thursday at 18:34 PM, via Reuters

Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Cambodia’s agriculture ministry.

New York City defends measles vaccination order in court

Thursday at 17:47 PM, via Reuters

New York City’s Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccination order in a state court on Thursday after a group of anonymous Brooklyn parents sued, arguing that the order was unconstitutional.

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