• ‘Everyone's issue': More than 140K people died from measles in 2018

    1 month ago - By Healio

    More than 140,000 people died from measles last year, with most deaths occurring in children aged younger than 5 years, according to findings published in MMWR. Measles cases increased 167% from 2016 to 2018, according to the report, with estimated mortality from the disease increasing since 2017.
    “We've had a safe and effective measles vaccine for over 50 years,” Robert Linkins, MPH, PhD, chief of the CDC's Accelerated Disease Control and Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Branch and chair of the Measles & Rubella Initiative, said in a news release. “These
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  • CDC report reveals 6.2 million US teens use tobacco as e-cigarettes drive up rates of addiction 

    CDC report reveals 6.2 million US teens use tobacco as e-cigarettes drive up rates of addiction 

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    Almost 5 million high school students identify as current tobacco users, up from 4 million last year, as do 1.5 million middle schoolers, up from 870,000 in 2018.
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  • More than 140,000 people were killed by measles last year

    More than 140,000 people were killed by measles last year

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    There were 9,769,400 cases globally in 2018, with the majority being babies and children under the age of five. A boy in Samoa - currently battling an outbreak - is pictured getting a jab.
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