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CDC warns of new Superbug threat

This microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1971 shows Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria causing the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. In a report released on November 13, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Control estimated that about 36,000 Americans died of drug-resistant infections in 2017, a decrease of about 18% from 44,000 in 2013. The number …

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the leading source for anti-Vax ads on Facebook

Enlarge / The advocate of immunizations, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., at a public hearing on vaccine-related bills in 2015. Just two, according to one published on November 13 in the journal Vaccine The study was responsible for the bulk of advertising against vaccines on Facebook, before the social media giant restricted such content in March this year. Out of 145 …

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Severe allergic reactions have occurred in children in England over the past five years

Image Rights Family Handout / PA Wire Caption Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died in 2016 after eating a baguette with hidden sesame seeds The number of children admitted to an English hospital with a severe allergic reaction has risen annually over the last five years. According to NHS, 2018-19 1746 children were treated for anaphylactic shock in 2013-14. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's parents, who …

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CDC: The number of Americans dying of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" is severely underestimated

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Control (CDC), twice as many people die from antibiotic-resistant infections, also known as superbugs. The report, released Wednesday, indicates that there are nearly 3.1 million antibiotic-resistant infections in the United States each year. As a result, an estimated 48,700 people die. Based on data from millions of patient records, …

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Type 2 Diabetes Diet Plan: Sensible, carbohydrate-conscious meal ideas

More than 100 million Americans currently live with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest government statistics. Let me briefly explain how these conditions evolve. Everything you eat is destroyed, so your body can use the resources to perform its daily functions (thinking, breathing, moving, and so on). When you consume carbohydrates from foods such as cereals, sweets, …

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Infants and toddlers eat too much sugar, researchers say

Almost all American toddlers and about two-thirds of infants consume sugar, [4199005] although nutritionists have recommended that children should avoid the sweetener. Researchers use data From 2011 to 2016, 98 percent of infants aged 12 to 23 months consumed sugar in fruit drinks, baked goods, sweets and ready-to-eat cereals from 2011 to 2016. Young infants ate the most added sugar …

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Cases of whooping cough reported to 4 schools in the East Penn School District Lehigh Valley Regional News

EMMAUS, PA. – Cases of whooping cough have been reported in the East Penn School District. Students who visit Emmaus High School, Lower Macungie Middle School, Shoemaker, and Wescosville Elementary School were diagnosed with pertussis or whooping cough, the district told parents in a letter. According to the letter, the students are looked after by a doctor. The Centers for …

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Hearing loss, although mild, is related to mental decline in seniors

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) – Slight decreases in hearing that are less than the usual threshold for diagnosing hearing loss are associated with a measurable mental decline in the elderly, according to a new study. As Researchers a At a more severe threshold for mild hearing loss, they found evidence that the established association between age-related hearing loss and …

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Doctors recommend Fluzone high-dose, FLUAD for 65 and older

The flu season is around the corner, and demographically most vulnerable to the disease are people over 65 years of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 70% -80% of seasonal influenza illnesses occur in this age group. Some doctors say the regular flu vaccine just can not do it. James Steckelberg of the Mayo Clinic …

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