Tag Archives: Disease Control

A best-selling author reveals what it was like to get a flesh-eating disease while exploring a ‘lost city’ in the Honduran jungle

View gallery .(Former British Special Air Service soldiers prepare a helicopter carrying a team of scientists for liftoff from a secret location in the Mosquitia jungle.Dave Yoder / National Geographic)…

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Scientists uncover a way to predict autism in high-risk babies

A team of researchers has shown that measuring the growth of brains in babies can predict the onset of autism after in childhood. Predicting the disorder early could allow doctors…

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Among high risk kids, both boys and girls are victims of dating violence

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – For kids & teens exposed to violence at home or in the community, boys are just as likely to be seriously injure by a…

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Young Women's Cancer Risk Linked to Tanning Beds

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study moreover suggests that indoor…

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United to refund travel to regions hit with Zika virus: spokesman

View gallery United Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jerse … (Reuters) – United Airlines will allow customers who hold tickets to regions…

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U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections & birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread…

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U.S. adds more countries to Zika travel alert

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infection with Zika, a…

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Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare & sometimes life-threatening nerve condition…

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Ticks carrying Lyme disease in almost half of U.S. counties

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Ticks that can spread Lyme disease now live in almost half of U.S. counties, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease…

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Q&A: Legionnaires' disease adds to water concerns in Flint

DETROIT (AP) — A water crisis in Flint has focused mostly on the impact of drinking supplies containing lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources…

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