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Here Are The States With The Lowest And Highest Diabetes Rates

| 12/07/2016

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed […]

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What to Expect as a Health Care Administrator

| 12/05/2016

Health care administrators direct the operations of health systems, hospitals, and other health-related businesses. They are responsible for the staff, services, budgets, and collaborations with other organizations. Unlike physicians, health care administrators do not interact with patients directly daily. Rather, they help shape policy, act as change agents, and direct programs by supporting reforms of […]

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HIV ‘Game-Changer’ Now On NHS

| 12/05/2016

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England. The health service lost a court battle in the summer after arguing responsibility for paying for it should fall to local authorities not the NHS. Now at least 10,000 people will be […]

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New Research Changes What We Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

| 12/03/2016

New research suggests that what we thought we knew about the development of plaques and tangles, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease, may be completely wrong. Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year about 93,000 people die from the condition. […]

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Uk Has ‘First Sexually Transmitted Zika’

| 12/01/2016

The first likely case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus in the UK has been reported by the authorities. The woman has made a full recovery, and it is thought she had been infected by her partner, who had recently visited a Zika-hit country. Mostly spread by mosquitoes, Zika can linger in semen for […]

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Drug-Resistant Salmonella Linked To Wisconsin Calves

| 11/30/2016

Federal and state health officials say a multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 21 people have been infected in eight states from Jan. 11 through Oct. 24. Eight of the 21 people sickened […]

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Zika Virus: Texas Reports First Case From Local Mosquito

| 11/28/2016

Health officials in the US state of Texas say they have recorded the first case of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito. Up until now, all Zika cases in Texas have been contracted while travelling. The virus, which started spreading rapidly through the Americas last year, has been linked to microcephaly, a rare […]

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Bumper Load Of New Viruses Identified

| 11/26/2016

An international research team led from Australia and China has discovered nearly 1,500 new viruses. The scientists looked for evidence of virus infection in a group of animals called invertebrates, which includes insects and spiders. Not only does the study expand the catalogue of known viruses, it also indicates they have existed for billions of […]

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