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Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too

Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse ravaging the United States is also affecting teenagers. Now, research confirms that anti-addiction medications that help adult abusers can also help teen patients. “Adolescents with severe opioid use disorder may benefit from a medication as part of […]

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Health Tip: Avoiding Cholera

Health Tip: Avoiding Cholera

(HealthDay News) — Cholera causes 95,000 deaths around the world each year, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News All travelers and residents in areas where cholera is occurring should take precautions to protect themselves and family members. To avoid contracting cholera, the CDC recommends: Drink and use safe […]

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Coxsackievirus

Coxsackievirus

Alexander, Jr., James P., et al. “Coxsackievirus B2 Infection and Aseptic Meningitis: A Focal Outbreak among Members of a High School Football Team.” The Journal of Infectious Diseases 167.5 May 1, 1993. Bennet, Nicholas John. “Pediatric Enteroviral Infections Clinical Presentation.” Medscape.com. June 16, 2017. <https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/963637-clinical>. Blomqvist, S., P. Kemola, P., S. Kaijalainen, et al. “Co-circulation […]

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Group B Strep

Group B Strep

What should I know about group B strep? Group B strep bacteria can cause infections in a pregnant woman and her baby. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are bacteria found normally in the intestine, vagina, and rectum in about 25% of all healthy pregnant women. Group B strep infections can affect newborn babies and adults. Most […]

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AHA News: She Had a Stroke at 21; So Did Her Co-worker

AHA News: She Had a Stroke at 21; So Did Her Co-worker

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — While in the hospital recovering from a stroke, 21-year-old Alex Leary was trying to make sense of what happened when she got a text message from a co-worker she barely knew. Vicky King wrote that she understood what Leary was going through. A […]

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Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and improve the ability to think clearly and quickly. The finding follows an analysis of […]

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How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could your genes be keeping you from losing weight? While you shouldn’t use a family tendency toward wide hips or an apple shape as an excuse to stray from a healthy diet, acceptance can help you reassess your […]

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Is Strep Throat Contagious?

Is Strep Throat Contagious?

What is strep throat? If strep throat is treated with antibiotics, it is no longer contagious after 24 hours. Strep throat is a contagious throat infection usually caused by group A streptococcal bacteria. The incubation period for strep throat is between 1-5 days after being exposed to the bacteria. Strep throat is often accompanied by […]

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Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Sore throat definition and facts Picture of a Girl with Sore Throat Most sore throats are caused by viruses or mechanical causes (such as mouth breathing) and can be treated successfully at home. Sore throat symptoms include pain, burning, or scratching sensations at the back of the throat, pain when swallowing, and tenderness in the […]