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919 Articles Matching "illness"

Childhood Disease Like Measles Help ‘Keep You Healthy And Fight Cancer,’ Says Wife Of White House Official

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The antivaccination claims--that childhood illnesses help boost immunity--touted by Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, have been debunked by health experts. Meanwhile, Facebook says it is looking for options to remove the antivaccine information that flourishes on its site....
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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday....
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Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men

Feb 16, 2019 , WebMD
Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers...
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More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say....
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Wellbutrin vs. Xanax

Feb 14, 2019 , RxList
Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat different types of mental illness/mood...
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CDC: Flu vaccine prevented 8,000 deaths last flu season

Feb 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The flu vaccine prevented 7.1 million illnesses during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Read More...
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Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand

Feb 09, 2019 , CNN Health
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year -- including among people who had previously shunned the shots....
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Community-Based Programs To Improve Medication Adherence

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in Mary Poppins, but in real life, it’s much more complicated than that. Two-thirds of patients do not take their medications as prescribed and patients with chronic illnesses have the lowest adherence rates, according to www.adhereforhealth.org. This ......
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Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

Feb 07, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2019 12:00:00...
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Private Equity Raises The Heart Rate Of The HealthTech Revolution

Feb 06, 2019 , Forbes
The volume of investment from venture capital and private equity firms into European HealthTech businesses in 2018 signals technology having reached an inflection point in dictating how we prevent illness and receive...
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Advances In Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Give Many Hope, But Others Have ‘Panic’ Of Being Left Behind

Feb 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Because the progressive disease is a complicated one that involves 1,500 rearrangements in the genetic code, about 10 percent of CF patients lack a treatment to slow down the disease and will die in their 40s. Other public health news focuses on cancer rates and obesity; aging surgeons; intimacy after cancer; walking buddies; cancer overtreatment for men; DNA tests; male sexuality; listening to your body; signs of depression; inmates' mental illness; Ebola; diabetes; women's heart attacks and...
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What Schizophrenia Symptoms and Stigma Feel Like

Feb 02, 2019 , WebMD
Experts and people with schizophrenia describe what it’s like to live with this debilitating mental...
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What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

Jan 31, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2019 12:00:00...
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Can Tech Change The Way We Tackle Smoking?

Jan 30, 2019 , Forbes
15 percent of the population are smokers and smoking is still the biggest cause of death and illness in Britain. With a lack of new methods to help people quit smoking, what are the latest innovations to...
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State Highlights: New York Inmates With Mental Illness Have Extended Stays, Suit Alleges; Colorado Governor Opens Office To Curb Health Care Costs

Jan 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, Colorado, Oregon, California, Florida, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Connecticut, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Louisiana and...
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Flu Vaccination Keeps COPD Patients Out Of The Hospital

Jan 24, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study published in the January issue of CHEST® establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they develop the flu and demonstrates the beneficial effects of influenza vaccination. The report ......
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Pioneering Eurgery Restores Movement To Children Paralyzed By Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by a mysterious and devastating illness. Acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, strikes without warning, shows no mercy and frequently results in paralysis. Most affected patients are ......
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Longer Looks: A Father’s Illness; Exposing Lead; And Creating While Sober

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Some of the health effects tied to climate change are intuitive: More frequent, and more intense, heat waves raise the risk of heat-related illness, for example. Other health effects, though, are less...
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Flu Season 2018-19: How Are We Doing?

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
This flu season has shown both higher immunization rates and lower rates of flu-like illnesses. There continue to be hospitalizations due to flu-like complications, and deaths due to flu, but, to date, the incidence of all flu-related illnesses has declined this...
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