Arizona seeing surge of hepatitis A cases, health officials say

Hepatitis A: How is it spread? Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if you’re exposed PHOENIX – Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral […]

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Health officials plan warning labels for painkillers to beat addiction

Health officials plan warning labels for painkillers to beat addiction risk and prevent a US-style opioid epidemic Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveils plans for new warning labels on opioids Opioid painkillers prescriptions increased from 14 to 23 million in ten years  At the same time, the number of codeine-related deaths more than doubled 11,500 people are admitted to hospital a year […]

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NYC health officials warn against 'measles parties' amid biggest outbreak in decades

NYC ordering people to get vaccinated amid measles outbreak A public health emergency was declared in New York City on Tuesday due to a measles outbreak — and health officials are warning against the idea of "measles parties." Such parties involve intentionally exposing unvaccinated children to other children with a disease, with the intent that they would get the disease themselves. The Centers for […]

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Oysters harvested in California sicken more than 40, officials say

At least 41 business have been affected by the Hod Island Oyster Company recall. (iStock) California health officials said Wednesday dozens of people have been sickened after eating raw oysters harvested in Tomales Bay, which is located in the northern part of the state. At least 43 people have fallen ill after eating the oysters, four of whom tested positive for […]

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