Medicina

Idaho child recovering from plague

Idaho child recovering from plague

Central District Health Department epidemiologists say it is not known whether the child was exposed to plague in Idaho or during a recent trip to Oregon. Do not feed rodents in picnic or campground areas and never handle sick or dead rodents. See your doctor if you have any unexplained illness involving a sudden and severe fever after being in a plague-endemic area. Consulte Mais Informação

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Toddlers Consume More 'Added Sugar' Than The Recommended Amount For Adults

However, the guidelines do not give any suggestions for children younger than 2. The earlier patient is introduces to high sugar consumption, the heavier the consequences he or she will face during the life. Added sugar consumption starts for many before their first birthday and increases with age as toddlers between the ages of 19 and 23 months are consuming on average more than 7 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Consulte Mais Informação

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Polio hits Venezuela again years after being eradicated

Polio, or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by one of three strands of the Poliovirus that enters the body through the nose or mouth and later develops in the throat and intestines. Devastated by a serious economic and political crisis, Venezuela also recorded a year ago 85% of measles cases in all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, according to PAHO. Consulte Mais Informação

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Father shares heartbreaking photo of son comforting sister dying of cancer

Father shares heartbreaking photo of son comforting sister dying of cancer

Adalynn "Addy" Joy Sooter, 4, died on June 3 after a courageous battle against cancer. "A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his playmate, his best friend, his little sister", Sooter said. "Over this past week Addy has lost her mobility and has developed quite a bit of pain in her back from the tumor in her spine", and she was admitted to Circle of Life Hospice care in Springdale, Arkansas. Consulte Mais Informação

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Living with a mental health condition

Living with a mental health condition

Persons with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions and, on average, die 25 years earlier than others, due largely to treatable medical conditions. Over the next 18 months, the state will be assisting more than 2,500 mentally ill people now living in nursing homes. People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in careers, make friends and have relationships. Consulte Mais Informação

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Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'ongoing' but WHO is 'cautiously optimistic'

Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'ongoing' but WHO is 'cautiously optimistic'

Ebola is back. The disease that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa just a few years ago has returned, striking the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He said the focus now was on rural isolated communities in the Iboko health zone which would present logistical and other challenges. On the front lines of the outbreak, health officials use a tool called contact tracing to break the chain of transmission of the Ebola virus. Consulte Mais Informação

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A simple pregnancy blood test could help warn of preterm babies

A simple pregnancy blood test could help warn of preterm babies

Scientists are trialling a blood test that may predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. "It's mostly maternal genes", says Stanford University medical researcher Mira Moufarrej . A newly developed blood test can predict the gestational age and preterm birth risks of expecting mothers . The tests measure the activity of maternal, placental and foetal genes by assessing maternal blood levels. Consulte Mais Informação

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Murray Relay For Life kicks off tonight

Murray Relay For Life kicks off tonight

This year, 415 Relay for Life events are scheduled nationwide, with over 110,000 participants . More than 500 Luminaria have been dedicated this year. "It was supposed to go an hour and it went nearly double that - luckily we had enough desserts". In 2016, the local committee chose to move from the overnight format to a six-hour format, running from 6 p.m.to midnight. Consulte Mais Informação

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President Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

President Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

A Government Accountability Office report released this week found that despite the Choice program's guarantee of providing an appointment within 30 days, veterans waited an average of 51 to 64 days; the process took as long as 70 days. There is no reliable estimate and little research to determine how much taxpayers pay for a private medical appointment versus one inside VA's system of 1,300 clinics and hospitals. Consulte Mais Informação

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This is how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2017

This is how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2017

Gonorrhea infections in OR have tripled since 2012, and OR has also seen increases in the sexually transmitted infections chlamydia and syphilis, matching a national trend. Health inequalities will remain and councils may be unable to respond effectively to unforeseen outbreaks". However, testing and diagnoses for chlamydia dropped to 8 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Consulte Mais Informação

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Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest. It's also important to remember food safety measures if you buy whole melons. The elderly, infants, and those with weak immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness. Individuals who believe they might have gotten salmonella should contact their health care provider. Consulte Mais Informação

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