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Franklin Township: Free Flu Shots for All this Saturday

The Hanover and District Hospital is urging all of its employees who can to also receive the influenza vaccination. The flu vaccine is a safe and effective means of protecting yourself and your family. The CDC provides vaccine estimates several times throughout the season, and typically early estimates are reported in February and the full season estimates come in June, Ambrose says. Consulte Mais Informação

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Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Williams-Rodriguez explained. It's important to protect your children from flu and the vaccination is the best protection against the virus. However, anytime during the flu season would be ok. Within the population, a vaccine's effectiveness varies widely because it is affected by the general health and age of the recipient. Aoki is in favour of people with both strong and poor immune systems in taking the vaccine, and says it's "the best tool we have". Consulte Mais Informação

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Morning people have a lower risk of breast cancer

Morning people have a lower risk of breast cancer

Researchers also looked at results from nearly 229,000 women signed up to an worldwide genetic study carried out by the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. The findings have been published on researchers' website bioRxiv but have not yet gone through scientific peer review. Mariam Hamad Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Qatar Cancer society said: "We truly value our partnership with Careem Qatar and the efforts set towards reaching out to their passengers to raise the awareness of the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Should there be a tax on red meat?

Should there be a tax on red meat?

The suggested United Kingdom meat tax rates would have a significant impact on food prices here, but consumers in some other countries would likely be hit even harder. 'A health levy on red and processed meat would not limit choices, but send a powerful signal to consumers and take pressure off our healthcare systems. Consulte Mais Informação

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NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

The DH has committed to publish the first ever green paper on prevention in the first half of next year, which "will set out our plans in more detail". Prevention will be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, and will use new approaches like predictive prevention, which will explore how digital technology can be used to offer individuals precise and targeted health advice. Consulte Mais Informação

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Man dies 8 years after being dared to eat slug

Bang. That's how it happened'. Doctors later determined Sam was infected with rat lungworm . After 420 days in a coma Sam woke with a brain injury. Last September, without warning, the NDIS texted Ms Ballard to say a review of his plan had slashed his allocation to around £75,000. The odd and sad case occurred because, along with the slug, Ballard had swallowed a parasite called Angiostrongylus cantonensis , commonly known as rat lungworm , which the slug likely picked up from rat ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Research Shows Appendix Removal has Lessened Your Chance of Developing Parkinson's

Research Shows Appendix Removal has Lessened Your Chance of Developing Parkinson's

Appendicitis is no fun but there may be an added benefit to having your appendix removed. However, Labrie warned that appendectomy does not guarantee that a person will not be diagnosed with Parkinson's. "That's what we plan to look at next - which factor or factors tip the scale in favor of Parkinson's". For those living in rural areas it was even more advantageous, as there was a 25-percent reduction in disease risk, the reveals. Consulte Mais Informação

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Health Matters: It's flu shot time

Health Matters: It's flu shot time

Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone six months and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) American Academy of Immunization Practices. Likewise, in the past few years, it is estimated that between 70 and 85 percent of flu-related deaths have been people over the age of 65. Expectant mothers do not have the same ability as other healthy people to fight viruses such as flu, which is an illness that can be devastating for the woman and her unborn baby. Consulte Mais Informação

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