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Measles infection causes 'immune amnesia,' leaving kids vulnerable to other illnesses 31.10.2019 LA Times: Science

A measles infection can cripple a child's immunity against viruses and bacteria for the long-term, leaving them more vulnerable to future infections.

Racial bias in health care software aids whites over blacks 26.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A widely used software program that helps guide care for millions of patients is flawed by unintentional racial bias that leads to blacks getting passed over for special care, according to a new study.
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L.A. County officials report first flu death of season 22.10.2019 LA Times: Health

A middle-aged patient with underlying health conditions is the first person to die of influenza in L.A. County this season, health officials report.

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Get your flu shot now, doctors advise, especially if you're pregnant 21.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.
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Opinion: President Trump wants you to get your flu shot 9.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A September executive order seeks to modernize the flu vaccine, including the discovery of a 'universal' vaccine.

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Flu season is on its way — what we can learn from Australia's deadly season 9.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
People in Australia, where it’s spring, have been walloped by a particularly bad flu season. Health officials here are urging people to get their flu shots as soon as possible in case we see something similar.
“This is groundbreaking”: Canine clinical trial for potential cancer prevention vaccine underway at CSU 7.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Fraser's tail thwacked the wood floors of Colorado State University's veterinary teaching hospital and his eyebrows, graying from seven years on duty as Stephanie Foster's best furry friend, wiggled while a vet technician checked his vitals. The chocolate lab's enthusiasm -- likely attributed to imminent treats -- was fitting, nonetheless, for being among the first dogs to participate in a canine clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a new cancer prevention vaccine.
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CVS suspends sale of Zantac and store-brand heartburn medication amid FDA investigation 30.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Coloradans who take ranitidine under the brand name Zantac or CVS Heath's generic equivalents for heartburn relief are going to have to find alternative medications as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates the possible presence of the carcinogen nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA.
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Flu season is here: What you need to know as 60 cases reported in Colorado since June 29.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
While influenza cases can happen any time of the year, the flu season officially started Sunday. In Colorado, 60 cases have been confirmed since June.
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Opinion: Vaccinations in migrant camps could prevent a flu pandemic. Government officials are doing nothing about it 18.9.2019 LA Times: Health

Conditions in immigrant detention facilities are ideal for creating deadly flu strains.

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State health officials urge residents to get a flu shot as soon as possible 17.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Following the death of a California child from flu-related complications, Minnesota public health officials are renewing their annual call for people to get vaccinated.
HIV prevention is making progress. And a breakthrough vaccine appears within reach 6.9.2019 LA Times: Health

A spate of large-scale clinical trials has scientists hopeful about a vaccine to prevent HIV.

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Why the measles surge could open the door to a host of other diseases 6.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's mounting evidence that the measles virus can erase our immunity to everything from influenza viruses to diarrheal disease.
70 Million Flu Vaccines Delayed This Year, According to CDC 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Difficulty in nailing down the predominant strains this year led Sanofi Pasteur to delay production of its flu vaccine by a month.
Coloradans send drinking water to Florida as Hurricane Dorian nears coast 31.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida a trio of Colorado companies, and a local foundation, combined forces to send canned drinking water to the storm threatened state.
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Indigenous leaders denounce Amazon fires as “a terrifying plague" 27.8.2019 Survival International
Many indigenous territories in Brazil have been burned by ranchers and loggers for years, though 2019`s fires are especially bad. Awá man Hemokoma`á stands in his people`s forest after it was burned in 2010. © Fiona Watson/Survival Indigenous leaders across Brazil’s Amazon region have denounced the devastating fires as a “plague” and a ‘terror” that “makes our children sick and kills the animals.” Antonio Enésio Tenharim of the Tenharim people said: “We take care of this land, our territory. Until today, the fire hadn’t entered. But now it has suddenly come, in various places. It is a terror for our people, because it makes our children sick, kills the animals, it only brings bad things." Renowned indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara said today: “We’re putting our bodies and our lives on the line to try to save our territories… We’ve been warning for decades about the violations we have suffered across Brazil. “The predatory behaviour of loggers, miners and ranchers, who have a powerful lobby in the ...
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Opinion: Denying flu vaccinations to border detainees isn't just cruel, it's dangerous 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Like it or not, immigrant detainees are on American soil. It endangers the health of everyone, no matter their legal status, to allow a flu to thrive.

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Plague concerns cancel camping for Phish takeover of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 20.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Thousands of people who planned to camp during the three days of Phish concerts at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City over Labor Day weekend will no longer be able to do so because of concerns about the plague, a Phish promoter said Tuesday.
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Some plague-affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City to remain closed through Labor Day 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Sites in Commerce City with plague-affected prairie dogs will remain closed through Labor Day, unaffected areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife refuge will reopen [cq comment="cq August 17"]Saturday.
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No evidence of carcinogens in Metro State University office where 4 ill employees worked 12.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Two independent scientific reviews have determined that a Metro State University office where four employees worked when they were diagnosed with cancer does not contain carcinogens that would have caused them to become ill.
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