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Health Officials Investigating Two New Hepatitis A- Related Deaths

Health Officials Investigating Two New Hepatitis A- Related Deaths

Jeffrey Howard says vaccination is the best way to prevent the disease. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, stomach pain, brown-colored urine, and light-colored stools. Hepati...

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New adult flu vaccines launched

New adult flu vaccines launched

There is a type of quadrivalent flu shot that can be given to children as young as 6 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). Last season, almost 80,000 Americans...

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Antacids, antibiotics may up obesity risk in childhood

Antacids, antibiotics may up obesity risk in childhood

Researchers say that the drugs, particularly if taken for lengthy periods, may alter gut microbes associated with weight gain. This association persisted, irrespective of antibiotic type, and streng...

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Parkinson's disease may start in appendix, study finds

Parkinson's disease may start in appendix, study finds

FLORIDA, Nov 1 ― Parkinson's disease has always been considered a disease of the brain, but research out yesterday found it may start in the gut ― specifically in the appendix, a tiny organ near the...

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New Mums Should Wait A Year Before Becoming Pregnant Again, Study Suggests

New Mums Should Wait A Year Before Becoming Pregnant Again, Study Suggests

To evaluate how pregnancy spacing can be impacted by a woman's age, researchers analyzed almost 150,000 Canadian health records for mothers and babies including birth records, billing codes, hospitali...

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New Jersey sending training teams to centers amid fatal outbreaks

New Jersey sending training teams to centers amid fatal outbreaks

Elnahal says the deployments are in response to this month's fatal outbreaks. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people and typically causes mild cold or flu symptoms. Elnahal said tha...

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Budget announcement includes pledge to focus on mental health services

Sandra Gidley, chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's English Pharmacy Board, said that with additional NHS funding already announced , the government must now set out how the money will be allo...

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Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make Halloween less scary for allergy sufferers

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make Halloween less scary for allergy sufferers

Instead of the traditional Halloween candy, people are encouraged to hand out non-food items like stickers, glow sticks and other trinkets. Kolaszewski is a big advocate of the nationally recognized...

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Nehmeh Air Conditioners launches breast cancer awareness initiative

Nehmeh Air Conditioners launches breast cancer awareness initiative

Earlier, Chairperson of Kwara NAWOJ, Mrs Ayobola Olupinla, said the high death rate attributed to breast cancer informed the reason for the seminar. She attended Shorter's Pink Sunday service. On ...

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Scientists at Van Andel Institute discover link between Parkinson’s disease and appendix

Scientists at Van Andel Institute discover link between Parkinson’s disease and appendix

Knowing that people with Parkinson's also suffer from gastrointestinal disorders like constipation at least 10 years before the disease's better known symptoms like tremors, stiffness, and poor balanc...

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Acute flaccid myelitis: Confirmed cases rise to 72 in US

Acute flaccid myelitis: Confirmed cases rise to 72 in US

However, the CDC has declined to name the states with confirmed or suspected cases at this point. "It is really a one out of a million when you look at how often this is happening, it's very very ra...

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Government digital services tax takes aim at Google, Amazon and Facebook

Government digital services tax takes aim at Google, Amazon and Facebook

Derek Mackay clearly hinted he would not follow the Chancellor's example in upping the threshold for the higher rate of of the charge. Economists said that such a move would leave Scots earning £50,00...

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Texas lesbian couple carries same baby boy using Effortless Reciprocal IVF

Texas lesbian couple carries same baby boy using Effortless Reciprocal IVF

Fertility specialists Dr. Kathy Doody and her husband, Dr. Kevin Doody, of the CARE Fertility in Bedford, Texas, were the first to try reciprocal effortless in vitro fertilization using radical tec...

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Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

The infections can affect the tissue linings of the respiratory tract, eyes, intestines, urinary tract and nervous system, causing illnesses ranging from a cold to bronchitis to pneumonia to pink eye....

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New Partnership at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

New Partnership at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Giving more people a chance to clean out, Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day . The partnership is part of the bi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, according to a MWRD...

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Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

Amgen, Regeneron, Roche and Bristol-Myers Squibb are among the pharmaceutical companies with the most at stake over payment changes in Part B, which represented about 8% of overall US drug spendin...

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19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7

19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an email that it is providing technical assistance to the state. Some strains also cause diarrhea and conjunctivitis. The health center was p...

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Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

Ubl, president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ( PhRMA ). The United States does not directly negotiate drug prices with manufacturers and American consumers of...

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FDA approves fast-acting, single-dose oral medication to combat flu symptoms

FDA approves fast-acting, single-dose oral medication to combat flu symptoms

Debra Birnkrant, director of the division of antiviral products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of a new fl...

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2 hospitalizations reported in El Paso County in this young flu season

2 hospitalizations reported in El Paso County in this young flu season

This includes pregnant women. This low number is even more concerning given that past year an people died across the United States from a particularly severe H3N2 strain of the flu. The clinic is an a...

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Your Height May Tell Your Risk of Cancer

Your Height May Tell Your Risk of Cancer

These mutations continue for life. As mentioned, previous studies have linked height with not only cancer , but other things like varicose veins . Even a light smoker (about three per day) has a...

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New flu drug Xofluza approved - FDA emphasizes importance of flu shots

New flu drug Xofluza approved - FDA emphasizes importance of flu shots

Coupons would be available that would allow the insured to buy the pill at $30 and the uninsured to buy them at about $90. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu season is alre...

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Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen to return Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen to return Wednesday

Though the nature of Griffen's return is uncharted territory for most National Football League teams given he isn't returning from a physical injury, Zimmer discussed the progress Griffen has made tak...

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Here's what stress could do to your brain

Here's what stress could do to your brain

A new study has found that higher levels of cortisol (a hormone linked to stress) in middle-aged people is associated with smaller brain volumes. Cortisol is a known stress hormone in the body that...

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Fatal outbreak germ a threat to frail patients — Science Says

Fatal outbreak germ a threat to frail patients — Science Says

Officials say that this strain is typically associated with a disease in communal living spaces. The facility notified the state's health department of respiratory illnesses October 9. These patie...

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Pink Hat Day calls for hair donations to support breast cancer patients

Pink Hat Day calls for hair donations to support breast cancer patients

Most people think that buying pink products and participating in fundraisers will bring people closer to a cure for breast cancer. Despite the stable incidence rates, improved treatment as well as ear...

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CT has had its first flu death of the season

CT has had its first flu death of the season

Saskatchewan residents can now get their flu shot for free across the province. "It also reduces your risk for complications and passing it to other people, especially pregnant women, young children a...

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Chocolate labradors die earlier than yellow and black counterparts, study finds

Chocolate labradors die earlier than yellow and black counterparts, study finds

Part of the University's VetCompass™ Programme, which collects and analyses electronic patient data on dogs, the research is being replicated in Australia, where Labradors are the most popular breed o...

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CDC: Rare polio-like disease is spreading

CDC: Rare polio-like disease is spreading

A spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada said there have been 25 probable and five confirmed cases of sudden-onset muscle weakness in children reported in the country this year, but curre...

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6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey

6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed that a total of 18 children with compromised immune systems were infected with adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hask...

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Eating organic foods frequently can keep cancer away, new study suggests

Eating organic foods frequently can keep cancer away, new study suggests

Over four-plus years, the study found a lower rate of post-menopausal breast cancer and lymphomas among French people who ate more organic food. The NutriNet-Santé study is supported by the Fr...

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Health care marketplace system hacked, personal data compromised

Health care marketplace system hacked, personal data compromised

It throws into turmoil one aspect of the ACA's insurance signup process less than two weeks before the start of the annual enrollment period for coverage created by the 2010 health-care law. "It is ...

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Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease

Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease

However, the newly published study from Cleveland Clinic found that extreme fitness provided additional survival benefit over more modest levels of fitness, and that extremely fit patients lived the l...

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Thousands walk on City Island to raise awareness for breast cancer

Thousands walk on City Island to raise awareness for breast cancer

However, genes aren't actually the thread that links all breast cancers together. 'In Ghana, majority of breast cancer patients report so late that in most cases treatment offered is ineffective and...

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Six kids in Brooklyn diagnosed with measles

Controlling the spread of the measles is almost impossible said one specialist in infectious disease who spoke to Haaretz on condition of anonymity. With the current outbreak, doctors in some areas ha...

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