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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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Could a robust immune system protect against heart attack? After studying a group of patients with high blood pressure, researchers found those with higher levels of certain antibodies had a lower risk of heart attack — regardless of other risk factors. They suggest...

source: Medical News Today

Screening incoming hospital patients to see who's carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can sharply reduce disease caused by the organism, according to researchers. Over a 10-year period, screening incoming patients resulted in a 70 percent drop in...

source: MedPage Today

For children with type 1 diabetes, the number of daily steps is associated with early signs of atherosclerosis and adverse cardiovascular risk, according to a study published online in Diabetes Care. Noting that children with...

source: Monthly Prescribing Reference

Telehealth efforts continue to gain traction as more health systems explore ways to implement the strategies...

source: By Scott E. Rupp

In some U.S. cities, at least 1 in 7 kids have unsafe levels of lead in their blood, indicating exposure to a toxic metal that can lead to lifelong physical, mental and behavioral health problems, a recent study suggests. According to the...

source: Reuters

The itchy, red welts that appear after being bitten by a mosquito may help any viruses the insect is carrying pass on to a new host. A mouse study published June 21 in Immunity suggests that the swelling and irritation that make mosquito bites so unpleasant may provide a...

source: Medical Xpress


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