Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Samoa measles death toll rises to 37 amid anti-vax push: WHO

A measles epidemic raging in Samoa has killed 37 people, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming an anti-vaccine messaging campaign for leaving the Pacific island nation vulnerable to the spread of the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Samoa shuts schools, declares emergency as measles kills 6

Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak that has so far killed six people.

Oncology & Cancer

Debunking common misperceptions of Asian community health

Asian Americans have higher or faster-growing rates of cancer of various kinds—including breast cancer and cervical cancer—than any other ethnic group, yet often don't receive the necessary medical treatment. Common misperceptions ...

Health

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver—increasingly popular among teens—may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.

Health

Facebook launches preventive health tool

(HealthDay)—A new tool designed to help guide preventive care for heart disease, cancer, and seasonal flu was launched in the United States Monday by Facebook.

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