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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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Back in the day, before safe and effective oral antihypertensives were widely available, severe hypertension could have a prognosis as poor as many cancers, leading to the term "malignant hypertension." In recent years, as treatment options have improved, this term has fallen...

source: MedPage Today

Although there is not a lot of strong evidence to go on, a new literature review has concluded that being overweight in childhood may increase the risk of knee pain and osteoarthritis (OA) in later life. There is also some evidence that other childhood factors such as an...

source: MedPage Today

Millions of Americans have undiagnosed or untreated vision impairment, yet eye and vision health remains "notably" absent from many population health agendas and community programs, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The...

source: Medscape (free login required)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older receive an influenza vaccine every year, by the end of October, if possible. However, CDC continues to recommend that influenza vaccination...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Timing of introduction of allergenic foods to the infant diet may influence the risk of allergic or autoimmune disease, but the evidence for this has not been comprehensively synthesized. The objective of this study...

source: JAMA

U.S. health officials have identified a cluster of gonorrhea infections that show sharply increased resistance to the last effective treatment available for the country's second most commonly reported infectious disease. The findings...

source: The Washington Post


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