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CDC Investigates Mystery E. Coli Outbreak Affecting 5 States

CDC Investigates Mystery E. Coli Outbreak Affecting 5 States

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli gastrointestinal illness that’s already affected 72 people across five Eastern states. The origin of the foodborne illnesses remains unknown, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Friday. “The investigation […]

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More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new study reports. HPV is one of the most common sexually […]

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Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medicaid expansion under “Obamacare” may have quickly translated into fewer heart disease deaths among middle-aged Americans, a new study suggests. In 2014, many U.S. states began expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — making more lower-income residents […]

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Why Do Older Heart Attack Patients Get Worse Care?

Why Do Older Heart Attack Patients Get Worse Care?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News SATURDAY, April 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds. In fact, you’re less apt than younger patients to receive a timely angioplasty to open blocked arteries. You’re also likely to have more […]

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For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D is the healthy “sunshine” vitamin, but it can have a dark side, one Canadian man discovered. A team of Toronto physicians reported on the case of a 54-year-old man who developed kidney damage after taking extremely high doses of vitamin D. […]

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Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

A new study goes against the grain of previous research by suggesting that alcohol-induced brain damage does not stop when alcohol use ends. Instead, the harmful effects of alcohol may continue during abstinence. The findings have important implications for the process of recovery from alcohol dependence. The effects of excessive alcohol use may last much […]

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Is the ‘sugar rush’ a myth?

Is the ‘sugar rush’ a myth?

It is common knowledge that consuming a large quantity of sugar can give you a physical and psychological high. A recent analysis concludes that, in fact, the reverse might be true. Does sugar really give us a psychological boost? It will have escaped nobody’s attention that sugar consumption across the United States has skyrocketed. In […]