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New analysis predicts top U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks

A team of researchers has identified 25 U.S. counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. Their analysis is based on international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data, and reported measles outbreak information. The predictions were published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “There has been a resurgence… Read More »

Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s quit using Facebook and cut down on her use of social media in general, citing the adverse psychological results overuse of the social media site can have on users. During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” the freshman lawmaker from New York admitted that while… Read More »