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Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak

“It is exquisitely contagious,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, director of the county health department. “You can be in a room where somebody with measles had left two hours earlier and still get the disease.” Clark County, just across the Columbia River from Portland, is in the middle of a measles outbreak, and Washington’s governor has… Read More »

New hope for childhood leukaemia sufferers

Kane Ransom’s Christmas wish is simple this year — he wants to be cancer-free so his family can go on holidays. The seven-year-old, who is 40 weeks into 118 weeks of chemotherapy for his second bout of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), has reason to be hopeful. A major breakthrough by researchers in Sydney has opened… Read More »