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Heading to Europe This Summer? Get Your Measles Shot

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Travel Health News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As Europe deals with its biggest measles outbreaks since the 1990s, U.S. health officials are urging travelers to be up-to-date on vaccination. In 2018, European countries reported more than 83,500 measles cases, including 74 deaths, according to the World Health […]

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Why Do Young Women Get Addicted to Indoor Tanning?

Why Do Young Women Get Addicted to Indoor Tanning?

Latest Skin News TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A combination of depression and genetic risk may fuel an addiction to indoor tanning. That’s the conclusion of a new study out of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. For the study, researchers surveyed nearly 300 women who used indoor tanning beds, sunlamps […]

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AHA News: This Couple Did Everything Right, Then Their 3-Year-Old Drowned

AHA News: This Couple Did Everything Right, Then Their 3-Year-Old Drowned

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Nicole and Jonathan Hughes, a teacher and a physician with three young children, were acutely aware of the dangers of swimming pools and lakes. From fenced-off pools to life jackets to constant supervision, they did everything right. Tragedy struck anyway. Last […]

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Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies

Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breast milk provides many benefits for babies. And now researchers say mother’s milk contains an antibody that protects premature infants from an often-deadly intestinal bacterial disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies protect against this disease. And preterm infants get IgA from their […]

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Health Tip: Seizure First Aid

Health Tip: Seizure First Aid

(HealthDay News) — More than 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy, says the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. Latest Neurology News Seizures can last from seconds to minutes, and can cause convulsions. For convulsion-inducing seizures, here are suggestions for general first aid: Cushion the head and remove any glasses. Loosen […]

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Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

What are the side effects of Xyzal? Use of Xyzal has been associated with somnolence, fatigue, asthenia, and urinary retention. The most common adverse reactions (rate ≥2% and > placebo) were somnolence, nasopharyngitis, fatigue, dry mouth, and pharyngitis in subjects 12 years of age and older, and pyrexia, somnolence, cough, and epistaxis in children 6 […]

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Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD Skin Test)

Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD Skin Test)

Tuberculosis skin test facts Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) Procedure for Detecting Tuberculosis by McGraw Hill The tuberculosis skin test is another name for the tuberculin test or PPD test. The PPD test determines if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Blood tests for TB are also available, and […]

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U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044: CDC

U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044: CDC

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has reached 1,044 in 28 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Infectious Disease News That’s the most cases since 1992 and since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in […]