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Zika Virus: Singapore Confirms 41 Locally Transmitted Cases

| 08/29/2016

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus which were locally transmitted. Most of those infected were foreign construction workers, and all lived or worked within the same region of the country, said the health ministry. None were known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently. Thirty-four people have fully recovered but seven are […]

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Hodgkin Survivors Face Risk Of Serious Heart Problems

| 08/27/2016

People who survive a type of blood cancer known as Hodgkin lymphoma early in life may be twice as likely to develop heart problems in adulthood as peers without a history of these tumors, a U.S. study suggests. By age 50, Hodgkin survivors were almost five times as likely to have severe cardiovascular health conditions […]

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Essential Things a Health Care Provider Should Have

| 08/23/2016

Have you recently moved to a new area? If this is the case, you will need to find a new primary care provider. Do not simply make an appointment for yourself with the first doctor who is listed in the local phone book. Your health care should be more important to you than that. You […]

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Greece Bans Blood Donations in 12 Districts Over Malaria

| 08/22/2016

Twelve districts of Greece have banned blood donations because of malaria, with four cases this year contracted domestically, local media report. In the 61 other cases recorded, the sufferers became infected on the Indian subcontinent and African states, where the disease is endemic. The districts affected stretch from the Peloponnese to Thessaloniki. Domestic cases were […]

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Misusing Contact Lenses Can Result in Serious Eye Damage,

| 08/21/2016

Many reported cases of serious eye damage result from misusing contact lenses, including sleeping in them or wearing them beyond their recommended use, a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests. Between 2005 and 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of 1,075 contact lens-related corneal infections […]

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Did Researchers Just Find A Treatment For Peanut Allergies?

| 08/17/2016

Could there be hope for children suffering from food allergies? A new clinical trial from University of North Carolina researchers found that immunotherapy successfully treated babies diagnosed with peanut allergies. The study examined 40 participants — all with peanut allergies — aged between nine and 36 months. After receiving peanut oral immunotherapy, nearly 80 percent of participants were […]

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Did Researchers Just Find A Treatment For Peanut Allergies?

| 08/16/2016

Could there be hope for children suffering from food allergies? A new clinical trial from University of North Carolina researchers found that immunotherapy successfully treated babies diagnosed with peanut allergies. The study examined 40 participants — all with peanut allergies — aged between nine and 36 months. After receiving peanut oral immunotherapy, nearly 80 percent of participants were […]

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Studies Shine Light On Mysterious Placenta, How It Goes Awry

| 08/13/2016

Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – and how it can go awry, leading to stillbirth, preterm birth, even infections like the Zika virus, that somehow sneak past its protective barrier. In […]

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