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Climate Change Will Hurt Kids Most, Report Warns

Climate Change Will Hurt Kids Most, Report Warns

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children will face more food shortages and infections if climate change continues unchecked, researchers from the World Health Organization and 34 other institutions warn. Climate change is already harming children’s health. And they’re at risk for lifelong health threats unless the world meets Paris […]

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Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup

Baby Study Could Pinpoint Why People Hiccup

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hiccups appear to help babies regulate their breathing, researchers say. Latest Healthy Kids News Their study of 13 newborns found that hiccupping triggered brain activity that might help infants “learn how to monitor the breathing muscles,” eventually resulting in the ability to control breathing voluntarily, study senior author […]

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MRSA

MRSA

Is MRSA Contagious? MRSA is very contagious under certain circumstances (when skin alterations or damage are present); spread occurs through person-to-person contact with a skin infection or even indirect contact, such as contact with a MRSA-infected person’s clothing or towels or even from benches in gyms. All MRSA needs to establish itself is a small […]

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First Ebola Vaccine Approved by European Commission

First Ebola Vaccine Approved by European Commission

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The world’s first Ebola vaccine has been approved by the European Commission, and it was quickly pre-qualified by the World Health Organization. Latest Infectious Disease News The Ervebo vaccine is made by Merck and is being used in a “compassionate use” capacity in the eastern Democratic Republic of […]

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Some Headway Made Against ‘Superbugs,’ but Threat Remains: CDC

Some Headway Made Against ‘Superbugs,’ but Threat Remains: CDC

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. response to the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs has shown some progress, but these potentially deadly bugs still show no signs of stopping, a new government report warns. Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall […]

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Health Tip: Measuring Weight Accurately at Home

Health Tip: Measuring Weight Accurately at Home

(HealthDay News) — Measuring weight is key to calculating your body mass index (BMI), says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Diet & Weight Management News To measure weight accurately at home, the CDC recommends: Use a digital scale. Avoid scales that are spring-loaded. Place the scale on a firm floor, rather than […]

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More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans are more motivated to lose weight than ever before, with increasing numbers eating less, exercising, drinking water and trying out new diets. And it’s all for naught. Folks are heavier than ever despite all this effort, reports […]

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Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation

How Is Research Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients? Can an injured spinal cord be rebuilt? This is the question that drives basic research in the field of spinal cord injury. As investigators try to understand the underlying biological mechanisms that either inhibit or promote new growth in the spinal cord, they are making surprising discoveries, […]

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Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis Treatment Cortisone Injections Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections), or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body (systemic injections). Examples of conditions for which local cortisone injections are used include inflammation of a bursa (bursitis of […]