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Texas confirms 10th case of measles this year, more than total seen in 2018

Texas this week reported its 10th case of measles and has now seen more incidents of the virus this year than it saw throughout 2018. Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman Chris Van Deusen told the Washington Examiner the state has confirmed 10 cases since Jan. 1. A total of nine cases were documented… Read More »

HHS Secretary Alex Azar calls for more dialysis at home rather than in clinics

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar proposed Monday that Medicare funding should support at-home dialysis treatments for patients with end-stage renal disease who do not receive the care they need at for-profit clinics. “While peritoneal dialysis or home hemo may not be possible for absolutely everyone, they can often be more convenient, better for… Read More »

Getting less than seven hours' sleep a night 'could damage DNA beyond repair'

Getting less than seven hours’ sleep a night could damage DNA ‘beyond repair’ and even lead to cancer Researchers studied doctors in Hong Kong, some of who worked night shifts Lack of sleep was shown to increase DNA damage by up to 30 per cent   This causes genetic mutations which could lead to diseases such… Read More »