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Concern Zika Causes Baby Eye Problems

| 05/26/2016

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies. Stanford University researchers found abnormal bleeding and lesions in the eyes of three infant boys whose mothers had caught Zika while pregnant. They want any babies known to be affected by Zika to have eye checks. […]

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Zika Outbreak Fuelled By Mosquito Control Failure, Says WHO Boss

| 05/24/2016

The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan. Speaking at the agency’s annual World Health Assembly, Dr Chan said experts had “dropped the ball” in the 1970s with regards to getting a handle on disease-carrying insects. More than 60 […]

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Zika Virus Strikes 157 Pregnant Women In US

| 05/21/2016

Some 157 pregnant women in the US and another 122 in US territories have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus. Fewer than a dozen of the infected women in the US and Puerto Rico have had miscarriages or babies born with birth defects, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. […]

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We’ve Apparently Been Miscalculating Heart Disease Risk For A While Now

| 05/19/2016

For years, doctors have been using a mathematical equation to assess patients’ risk of experiencing a cardiovascular disease event. Called the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Equation, the formula assesses an individual’s risk for events such as a heart attack, ischemic stroke, or death from coronary artery disease. Though the equation has been considered a monumental step […]

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Chickenpox Outbreak Affects 75 Children In New York City

| 05/18/2016

The city Health Department is investigating an outbreak of chickenpox that has infected infants and young children in the Orthodox Jewish community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “There have been 75 reports of persons with varicella [chicken pox] who became ill during or after March 2016. The median age of patients is 3 years (range 0 to […]

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6 Ways Obesity Can Weigh On The Brain

| 05/17/2016

The obesity epidemic is not only bad for our waistlines, but it could have a significant effect on our minds, as well. “Obesity not only impacts how you look … or physical health, it also impacts your brain,” says Ranjana Mehta, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Texas A&M Health Science […]

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Popular dental procedures

| 05/17/2016

Dental technology has come a long way during the past few decades. There are now many options available in terms of various dental procedures to solve any problems that you might have. The way that these procedures are preformed and the equipment that is used allows the patient to have a faster recovery than would […]

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FDA Requires Stronger Warnings For Antibiotics’ Side Effects

| 05/16/2016

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will require heightened warnings about serious and sometimes disabling side effects from the commonly used class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. That class of medications is mostly sold now as generic drugs. But well-known brand names include Bayer AG’s Cipro, generically called ciprofloxacin; and Johnson & Johnson’s Levaquin, […]

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