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Death Toll in Samoa Measles Epidemic Reaches 25

Death Toll in Samoa Measles Epidemic Reaches 25

Latest Infectious Disease News The death toll in a measles epidemic sweeping Samoa has reached 25, and all but one of the victims have been young children, an official said Monday. More than 140 new cases were reported within the past day, bringing the total to about 2,200 since the epidemic began last month, Samoa’s […]

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Chickenpox (Varicella)

Chickenpox (Varicella)

What is the difference between varicella vaccine and shingles vaccine? The difference between these vaccines may be confusing, so they are conventionally referred to as chickenpox vaccine and shingles vaccine, to better distinguish them. Varicella vaccine (also called chickenpox vaccine) is a live varicella virus strain that is formulated for nonimmune individuals. It does not […]

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Sleep Deprivation a Big Drain on the Brain

Sleep Deprivation a Big Drain on the Brain

Latest Sleep News TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you feel like you can’t think straight after a sleepless night, new research suggests you are not imagining things. The mental impacts of sleep deprivation are much more serious than previously believed, the study found. “Our research showed that sleep deprivation doubles the odds […]

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U.S. Poison Centers Field More Calls About Psychoactive Substances: Study

U.S. Poison Centers Field More Calls About Psychoactive Substances: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects — including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms and nutmeg — triggered more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers over nearly two decades. That’s an average of 3,743 calls a year between January 2000 and December […]

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Caffeine, Cough Medicines: What’s in the Average Blood Transfusion

Caffeine, Cough Medicines: What’s in the Average Blood Transfusion

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you ever get a blood transfusion, that supposedly pure blood is likely to contain something more: caffeine, cough medicine and an anti-anxiety drug, a new study suggests. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers analyzed 18 batches of human blood serum pooled from multiple […]

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Life Expectancy Shrinks for America’s Working-Age Adults

Life Expectancy Shrinks for America’s Working-Age Adults

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despair, as evidenced in rising rates of drug abuse and suicide, may be eroding the average life expectancy of Americans, a new study finds. Deaths among working-age adults, especially, have been increasing in the United States for decades, particularly […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Pregnancy’s Three Trimesters

Health Tip: Understanding Pregnancy’s Three Trimesters

Latest Pregnancy News (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy typically is measured in three trimesters, each with its own milestones, says the University of California San Francisco. The first trimester spans the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. During this time, your baby’s structure and organs develop. The changes in your body might cause nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness […]

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AHA News: Blood Clots, Uncontrolled Bleeding and a Stroke – All After Giving Birth

AHA News: Blood Clots, Uncontrolled Bleeding and a Stroke – All After Giving Birth

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Near the end of her second pregnancy, Amanda Moreland sliced open her knee. She applied pressure with a towel but couldn’t fully stop the bleeding. The next day, the Jacksonville, Florida, woman had a cesarean section to welcome her new daughter, Maddie. But […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — Eating disorders can develop among people with a combination of psychological, social and genetic factors, says the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. The collaboration mentions these risk factors for eating disorders: Low self-esteem, or perfectionism. Overvaluing body image in defining self-worth. Stress, depression and trauma. Avoidance of social interaction. […]