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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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Mortality was 67 percent higher for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) than for adults without SLE, although circulatory system disease and malignancies were the most common causes of death for both groups, according to...

source: Medscape

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved amphetamine extended-release orally disintegrating tablet (Adzenys XR-ODT, Neos Therapeutics, Inc.) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in patients aged 6 years and older. Adenyz XR-ODT is a central...

source: Modern Medicine

High blood pressure is a large and growing problem in the U.S. A new study that followed 1.5 million teens through to adulthood investigates the role of early psychological parameters on the likelihood of developing hypertension. The...

source: Medical News Today

An estimated 3.3 million U.S. women aged 15-44 years risk conceiving children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders by using alcohol but not birth control. The finding has officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging clinicians to screen this group...

source: Internal Medicine News

Only about 4 out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported. Between the 2002-2003 and 2011-2012 flu seasons, the number of infants who received flu shots increased from just under 5 percent to...

source: HealthDay News

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