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Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N.… Read More »

Say NO to Violence Against Women

The 2019 theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is ‘Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape’. Like in previous years, this year’s International Day will mark the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2019, which is International Human Rights Day. Violence against… Read More »

Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia

Charitharth Vivek Lal, M.D., and University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues have used a novel and first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model to study the effect of high oxygen concentrations, or hyperoxia, on lung development of newborn mice that are germ-free — meaning no microbes colonizing their lungs. Their goal is to learn how differences in the… Read More »

OCR imposes a $2.15 million civil penalty against Jackson Health System for alleged HIPAA violations

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has imposed a civil monetary penalty of $ 2.15 million against Florida-based Jackson Health System for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Security and Breach Notification Rules between 2013 and 2016. JHS is a nonprofit… Read More »

First vaccine to protect against Ebola

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation in the European Union for Ervebo (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP), the first vaccine for active immunisation of individuals aged 18 years and older at risk of infection with the Ebola virus. “This is an important step towards relieving the burden of this deadly disease,” said Guido Rasi, EMA’s Executive Director. “The CHMP’s… Read More »