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Tetanus

Tetanus

Tetanus facts Picture of Clostridium tetani, with spore formation (oval forms at end of rods). Source: CDC/Dr. Holdeman Tetanus is frequently a fatal infectious disease. Tetanus is caused by a type of bacteria (Clostridium tetani). The tetanus bacteria often enter the body through a puncture wound, which can be caused by nails, splinters, insect bites, […]

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Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Whooping cough (pertussis) facts Is Whooping Cough Highly Contagious? Whooping cough (pertussis) is an acute, highly contagious bacterial infection. The bacterium Bordetella pertussis causes this respiratory infection. Whooping cough commonly affects infants and young children, but immunization with the pertussis vaccine can prevent the infection. Young infants are at greatest risk for complications and even […]

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Lots of Overtime Could Send Your Blood Pressure Soaring

Lots of Overtime Could Send Your Blood Pressure Soaring

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Long hours spent working will do no favors for your blood pressure, a new Canadian study suggests. The five-year study tracked the working hours and blood pressure readings of 3,500 white-collar workers at three public institutions in the province of Quebec. Compared to […]

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Unhealthy Eating Habits Cost U.S. $50 Billion a Year: Study

Unhealthy Eating Habits Cost U.S. $50 Billion a Year: Study

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Healthier eating could save the United States more than $50 billion a year in health care costs associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and related illnesses, according to a new study. An unhealthy diet is one of the leading risk factors for poor […]

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Winter Baby? Summer Baby? Birth Season Might Affect Heart Health

Winter Baby? Summer Baby? Birth Season Might Affect Heart Health

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Birthdays are a time of celebration. But, according to a new study, a spring or summer birth date could mean a higher risk of dying from heart disease. The reasons aren’t clear, but might include factors such as seasonal fluctuations in diet, air pollution levels, […]

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Do You Know the 5 Symptoms of a Heart Attack? Many Don’t

Do You Know the 5 Symptoms of a Heart Attack? Many Don’t

Latest Heart News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Time is of the essence when you’re having a heart attack. But one in five Americans can’t name the three most common symptoms of a heart attack, making it more likely they won’t promptly respond to the life-threatening health crisis, a […]

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Drug-Resistant Dysentery Emerging Among Gay Men

Drug-Resistant Dysentery Emerging Among Gay Men

Latest Digestion News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Australian researchers are sounding the alarm over cases of a highly infectious intestinal illness that appear to be resistant to all forms of standard oral antibiotic treatment. The disease is called shigellosis, a form of dysentery. So far, most cases have […]

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Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years

Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years

Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A decade from now, roughly half of U.S. adults will be obese — with nearly one-quarter severely so, a new study projects. The predictions by researchers at Harvard University paint a grim picture: By 2030, the prevalence of […]

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Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson’s disease safety trial

Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson’s disease safety trial

Nilotinib, a drug that regulators have approved for the treatment of leukemia, has shown promise in a small clinical trial of people with Parkinson’s disease. Share on PinterestAn approved leukemia drug holds promise for the treatment of Parkinson’s. The main purpose of the trial was to assess the repurposed drug’s safety and tolerability and how […]