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CDC warns of 'Crypto' parasite in swimming pools

Symptoms in children, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems can be worse. "People can get sick after they swallow the parasite in contaminated water or food or after contact with...

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Mold in Seattle Children’s Hospital Leaves One Dead and Five Others Sick

Mold in Seattle Children’s Hospital Leaves One Dead and Five Others Sick

The hospital said it is contacting 3,000 patients who had surgery in the four months leading up to the OR closures to warn them to watch out for infection symptoms. Those with weakened immune systems ...

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West Nile virus found in Marion County mosquitoes, health department says

West Nile virus found in Marion County mosquitoes, health department says

Last year, New Jersey had 61 human cases of WNV. Those who develop symptoms will commonly report fever, headache, body/joint aches or rash. West Nile virus can cause West Nile fever, which can dev...

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Cockroaches will soon be ‘almost impossible’ to kill with chemicals, researchers say

Cockroaches will soon be ‘almost impossible’ to kill with chemicals, researchers say

Cockroaches develop resistance to several classes of insecticides at a time, making the fight against these insects nearly impossible with only chemicals. In another, there was about 10% resistance in...

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Effects of 'secondhand drinking' hurt 53 million Americans

Effects of 'secondhand drinking' hurt 53 million Americans

The distribution showed that 21 percent of the women respondents and 23 percent of the men surveyed, at least one of the points in the queried twelve months has applied. "Probably, in fact, more peopl...

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CDC Warns of Rising Threat of Fecal Parasite in Swimming Pools

CDC Warns of Rising Threat of Fecal Parasite in Swimming Pools

Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium-thankfully also known as Crypto-in the United States increased an average of 13 percent each year from 2009 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

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Woman dies from flesh-eating infection she got at the beach

Woman dies from flesh-eating infection she got at the beach

According to her family, she was hospitalized a day after the injury after falling ill, and was given a tetanus shot and a prescription-but no antibiotics. Lynn Fleming had two strokes and kidney fail...

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Crypto: Parasite in pools making people sick, CDC wants

Crypto: Parasite in pools making people sick, CDC wants

Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium , Crypto, in the United States has increased on average by 13% each year from 2009-2017, the CDC announced in a report released on Thursday. The parasite known as cryptos...

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Summertime parasite outbreaks have been on the rise since 2009, CDC says

Summertime parasite outbreaks have been on the rise since 2009, CDC says

Although it's nearly never fatal, one death has been reported since 2009 - while 287 people were hospitalized between 2009 and 2017, according to the CDC , which found that the United States has exper...

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Florida woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria, family says

Florida woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria, family says

Her son, Wade, and his wife Traci, were there with her. Lynn Fleming was diagnosed with the flesh-eating disease and died Thursday after suffering two strokes and organ failure, nearly two weeks aft...

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Health Officials: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas Sold In Northeast

Health Officials: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas Sold In Northeast

So far, no deaths are reported. "Do not eat, serve, or sell whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico or food that contains papaya from Mexico in these states: Connecticut , Massachusetts , New...

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Democrat Harris clarifies: she won't ban private health insurance

Democrat Harris clarifies: she won't ban private health insurance

Harris has backed Sanders' Medicare-For-All bill that would largely eliminate private insurance and shift all Americans into a government-run healthcare plan that Republicans have criticized as too co...

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Salmonella cases in MA linked to fresh papayas from Mexico — CDC

Salmonella cases in MA linked to fresh papayas from Mexico — CDC

Report your illness to the health department. The latest report was June 8. Infections were reported in eight states . Twenty-three people have been hospitalized. When in doubt, don't eat the papay...

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More Evidence Highlights The Role The Gut Plays In Parkinson's Disease

More Evidence Highlights The Role The Gut Plays In Parkinson's Disease

It was discovered that the mice that were affected by the misfolded alpha-synuclein behaved contrastingly with the healthy mice and showed all symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Upon examination at seve...

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FDA Warns About Cybersecurity Concerns with Some Medtronic Insulin Pumps

FDA Warns About Cybersecurity Concerns with Some Medtronic Insulin Pumps

If a patient is using one of the pumps, they could be at risk of "an unauthorized person with special technical skills and equipment" connecting to the device and changing how much insulin is delivere...

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Patient sues Google, University of Chicago over data sharing

Patient sues Google, University of Chicago over data sharing

The presentation dates back to yesterday and reflects the growing concerns about privacy, especially when there are technology giants like Google , Apple and Microsoft. "The Medical Center entered ...

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Anticholinergic drugs linked to 50 percent increase in dementia risk

Anticholinergic drugs linked to 50 percent increase in dementia risk

A new study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine offers even more evidence to support that claim. They were all 55 years old or above at baseline. "These drugs are prescribed for a number o...

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CDC panel recommends HPV vaccine for men up to age 26

CDC panel recommends HPV vaccine for men up to age 26

The earlier recommendation for teen boys and young men went through age 21. Instead, it settled on a weak endorsement for adults between 26 and age 45, meaning patients and doctors can make the deci...

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12-Year-Old Girl Gets Flesh-Eating Disease After Swimming at Florida Beach

12-Year-Old Girl Gets Flesh-Eating Disease After Swimming at Florida Beach

When Michelle Brown rang the family doctor to make an appointment she was directed straight to the emergency room. "When they told me we needed to go home and pack bags and get to Riley [Hospital ...

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Measles Cases Continue to Creep Up

Measles Cases Continue to Creep Up

The New York outbreaks have been concentrated largely among Orthodox Jewish communities. Measles symptoms include runny nose, red eyes, a cough, high fever and the tell-tale rash. All but three of t...

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Agency tells off Catholic medics on HPV vaccine

Agency tells off Catholic medics on HPV vaccine

Brisson urged governments in the most-affected countries to take note: "Our results show the vaccines are working - so I hope in the upcoming years we will ...see rates of HPV vaccination increase i...

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Virginia doctor murdered while on vacation with his family in Belize

Virginia doctor murdered while on vacation with his family in Belize

We are heartbroken at the loss of our incredible husband and devoted father Gary Swank, M.D., who we will forever cherish. The body of 53-year-old Gary Swank, a cardiologist at Virginia Tech's Caril...

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President Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

President Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

Lack of information about health care prices is a widespread problem. Hospitals argue it could threaten hospitals' financial security, while insurers say it could drive health care prices higher, not ...

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Hypertension Drug May Help Ease Alzheimer's Progress

Hypertension Drug May Help Ease Alzheimer's Progress

The authors hope that a drug to block the activity of this protein, which prevents the reduction of capillaries, may be the means of stopping the development of Alzheimer's disease and other forms o...

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NHS reveals plans for first childrens' gambling clinic

NHS reveals plans for first childrens' gambling clinic

The UK's National Health Service (NHS ) is opening up its first ever clinic which will be catering for young gambling addicts, with the National Problem Gambling Clinic aiming to offer their support...

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Thursday is National HIV Testing Day

Thursday is National HIV Testing Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 40% of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. "People knowing their HIV status gives them powerful information...

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Coffee could be the secret to fight obesity and diabetes

Coffee could be the secret to fight obesity and diabetes

White adipose tissue (WAT), or "white fat", meanwhile, stores calories that haven't been burned. "Normal fat stores energy - it stores calories". "Brown fat works in a different way to other fat i...

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Aussie authorities investigate after surgeons remove wrong side of cancer patient's bowel

Aussie authorities investigate after surgeons remove wrong side of cancer patient's bowel

The error happened at the troubled public-private hospital in Frenchs Forest last week. "Immediately upon being advised of this issue, I instructed NSW Health to liaise with Northern Beaches Hospi...

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Fertility doc used own sperm to inseminate patients: medical regulator

Fertility doc used own sperm to inseminate patients: medical regulator

Bernard Norman Barwin's behavior was deemed "appalling" and "reprehensible" by a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario disciplinary panel, which also fined him Can$10,000. "I light felt so vio...

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Cannabidiol Holds Promise as Powerful Antibiotic

Cannabidiol Holds Promise as Powerful Antibiotic

The findings were shared at American Society for Microbiology , ASM Microbe 2019 in San Francisco, but have not yet been peer-reviewed. Cannabidiol, the main non-psychoactive chemical compound ex...

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Anticholinergic Drugs May Increase Dementia Risk

Anticholinergic Drugs May Increase Dementia Risk

According to the study , intake of anticholinergic drugs increased dementia risk in patients by almost 50%. Professor Coupland said: "Our study adds further evidence of the potential risks as...

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Long working hours linked to increased stroke risk

Participants were classified as working long hours if they reported putting in more than 10 hours on at least 50 days a year. French researchers looked at data on age, smoking and working hours from...

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New drug claims to boost female sex drive for 7 hours

New drug claims to boost female sex drive for 7 hours

The women didn't report having more sex , the original goal for the drug. "The problem is they are distressed about sex", Dr Krop from AMAG explained about women with low sex urges. Amag estimates al...

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Viagra for women? FDA approves an injection to boost women's sex drive

Viagra for women? FDA approves an injection to boost women's sex drive

The drug, Vyleesi, is aimed at premenopausal women in whom low sex drive causes distress. The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by ...

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1 in 4 women go on date for a free meal

1 in 4 women go on date for a free meal

In the first group, 23% of women had engaged in a foodie call , most did it occasionally while some only rarely. Researchers from Azusa Pacific University and University of California-Merced found ...

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