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Concerns over Zika virus growing rapidly

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued additional travel warnings for pregnant women as the Zika virus outbreak continues. Initially, the CDC listed 14 countries, but they just added eight more countries in South America, the Caribbean and Polynesia....

source: By Joan Spitrey
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More than 7 in 10 older adults who suffer hip fractures aren't told they have the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis — despite the fact that hip fractures nearly always signify the presence of this potentially debilitating...

source: The Medical News

Some 157 pregnant women in the United States and another 122 in U.S. territories, primarily Puerto Rico, have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on May 20. The CDC, in a conference call, said that...

source: Reuters

Taking aspirin immediately after experiencing stroke-like symptoms could significantly reduce the risk of a major stroke occurring in the next few days, according to a study published in The Lancet. Currently, aspirin is administered...

source: The Medical News

High breast density is known to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. New research demonstrates dietary factors in adolescence that might lead to higher-density breasts in adulthood. If the results are confirmed, the...

source: Medical News Today

Early, marked, and sustained loss of islet sympathetic nerves is seen in type 1, but not type 2, diabetes mellitus, according to a study published online in Diabetes. Researchers examined whether patients with type 1 diabetes have early and severe loss of islet sympathetic...

source: HealthDay News

A new study sheds light — literally — on a potential means of easing migraine pain. Researchers in Boston exposed 69 migraine patients to different colors of light. They found that while blue light exacerbated headache pain, a narrow spectrum of low-intensity...

source: HealthDay News

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