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Chikungunya virus spreading across the US

The Chikungunya virus — an arthropod-borne virus transmitted to humans by the Aedes mosquito — was discovered in Tanzania, Africa, more than 60 years ago. Until recently, this virus was found primarily in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Indian and Pacific Oceans....

source: By Rosemary Sparacio
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I would rather talk about progestins than politics almost any day of the week — they are far more predictable and cause less constipation and nausea.

source: By Jason Poquette

Individuals with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder who receive low-field magnetic stimulation show immediate and substantial mood improvement, McLean Hospital researchers report in the Aug. 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry.

source: Harvard Gazette

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of 9/11 rescuers and responders with cancer in the past year, according to a published report. The New York Post says that Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program reported 1,140 cancer cases last year....

source: WLNY-TV

When Maisy Yeager’s son, Zarek, was just 8 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia. "It's horrible, hearing the words 'Your kid has cancer,’" Yaeger, a pharmaceutical biochemist from Massachusetts, told Yahoo...

source: Yahoo Health

British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake might spread far fewer germs around. In their experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands transferred about 10 times more germs from one person to the other than what is known as a fist...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

An Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., health officials said. Symptoms of the disease, such as fever, red eyes and bleeding, can take up to three weeks to appear — ample time for an unwitting...

source: ABC News


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