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Dangerous Bacteria May Lurk in Hospital Sinks

Dangerous Bacteria May Lurk in Hospital Sinks

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care-associated […]

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As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does ‘Anti-Vax’ Movement Persist?

As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does ‘Anti-Vax’ Movement Persist?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles outbreaks across the United States — including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified — have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These outbreaks are a clear sign of the […]

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Typhus

Typhus

Typhus Symptom Fever The definition of fever is an elevation in body temperature or a high body temperature. Technically, any body temperature above the normal oral measurement of 98.6 Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) or the normal rectal temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) is considered elevated. However, these are averages, and one’s normal body temperature may […]

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Better Heart Care Saves U.S. Billions a Year, Study Finds

Better Heart Care Saves U.S. Billions a Year, Study Finds

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to keep seniors heart-healthy have saved tens of billions of dollars in U.S. health care costs in recent years, researchers say. Between 2005 and 2012, health care spending among people 65 and older fell an average of nearly $3,000 per person a year, the […]

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Strict Blood Pressure Control Could Help Make Stroke Care Safer

Strict Blood Pressure Control Could Help Make Stroke Care Safer

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For patients who receive clot-busting drugs after a stroke, intensive blood pressure lowering is safe and it reduces their risk of bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Brain bleeds are a major potential side effect of clot-busting drugs. But the use of extreme […]

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AHA News: Many Women Plagued by Anxiety After Stroke

AHA News: Many Women Plagued by Anxiety After Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she’d be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven weeks of intense physical, speech and occupational therapy, she was confident. But that self-assurance quickly was undermined by […]

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Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, and […]

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CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed

CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When kidney failure patients undergoing treatment at dialysis clinics suffer cardiac arrest, the clinic staff usually jumps in to perform lifesaving CPR, but not always, a new study finds. “It is reassuring that bystander CPR was associated with improved outcomes in dialysis clinics just as […]

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Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

What should you know about jaundice in newborns and babies? Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and the whites of the eyes (sclerae) caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). The term jaundice is derived from the French word jaune, which means yellow. Jaundice is not technically a […]