Medicina

Gov. Exposed Kids to Chickenpox

Gov. Exposed Kids to Chickenpox

Bevin's actions are "unfortunate and not an example for any of us", he said. "If you are anxious about your child getting chickenpox or whatever else, vaccinate your child". Kentucky law requires children be vaccinated for chickenpox before entering kindergarten. In the worst cases, chickenpox can lead to severe complications and even death. Consulte Mais Informação

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Day After Birth, Girl's Twin Is Removed From Inside Her

Day After Birth, Girl's Twin Is Removed From Inside Her

The mother of the girl, Monica Vega of Barranquilla was 35 weeks pregnant when a scan showed that her baby may have a liver cyst. This type of birth, an example of "fetus-in-fetu", is very rare but not unprecedented. It typically happens when twin embryos don't fully divide, and the larger one absorbs the smaller one. Doctors concluded that it was a twin she had absorbed while in her mother's womb. Consulte Mais Informação

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Sugary Drinks Can Be Deadly, Study Says

Sugary Drinks Can Be Deadly, Study Says

Men who did the same had a 29% increase in risk. Compared with infrequent SSB drinkers, those who drank two or more servings per day of SSBs had a 31% higher risk of early death from CVD. Common sense tells you that downing a lot of sugary drinks is not good for you. However, the risk of dying from cancer will decrease. The risk of death was lowered if people replaced their sugary drinks with beverages sweetened with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose, but the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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World Oral Health Day marked

World Oral Health Day marked

These, he said, will be of huge benefit to the teaming population of Nigeria and also help ensure that oral healthcare with the Basic Package of Oral Care (BPOC), as enshrined in the Nigerian Oral Health Policy is accessible to the grassroots, as more education and awareness is brought to the people. Consulte Mais Informação

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Doctors Change Aspirin Recommendations to Decrease Danger of Heart Illness

Doctors Change Aspirin Recommendations to Decrease Danger of Heart Illness

For decades, doctors have recommended taking a low-dose aspirin everyday to prevent a cardiovascular event. "Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention [is] now reserved for select high-risk patients", the guidelines stated. He stressed that the risks far outweigh its benefits for such individuals. For everyone else, doctors should continue to advise their patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle: don't smoke, eat a balanced diet, and engage in physical exercise regularly. Consulte Mais Informação

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