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Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

April 15, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.
This season’s flu virus didn’t reach those pandemic proportions because of prior [...]


As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

April 14, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As a major outbreak of deadly Ebola virus spreads through the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, public health officials are struggling to contain the horror-movie pathogen before it slips into neighboring countries.
They must do so without the aid of any vaccines to prevent [...]


Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing

April 11, 2014

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers working with lab mice say they know why people who suffer wounds from accidents or violence while binge drinking may take longer than normal to heal.
The laboratory study replicated a typical pattern of binge drinking — three days of heavy drinking, four days without alcohol, and three [...]


Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study

April 11, 2014

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sea otters off the Western coast of the United States were infected by the H1N1 swine flu virus that caused a human pandemic in 2009, new research shows.
During a 2011 project to monitor the health of northern sea otters off the coast of Washington state, researchers found evidence [...]


Flu Drugs Tamiflu and Relenza May Not Prevent Transmission or Complications

April 11, 2014

No evidence exists to show that anti-flu medicines stockpiled by countries around the world protect people from the spread of flu or reduce related hospitalizations and complications, a new analysis contends.


Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

April 10, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kitchen cutting boards can become contaminated with drug-resistant germs, a new study shows.
Swiss researchers analyzed 154 cutting boards from University Hospital in Basel and 144 cutting boards from private homes after they were used to prepare poultry, pork, beef/veal, lamb, game or fish.
The results showed that 6.5 percent [...]


Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC

April 10, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A series of measles cases in the United States involving children adopted from China highlights the importance of vaccinations for any adopted child from overseas, a new report reveals.
While measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, cases still occur when infected people arrive in the [...]


Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes

April 10, 2014

Restaurant dining may be less of a bother than a home-cooked meal, but a new study finds that you’re twice as likely to get food poisoning dining out compared to eating in.


Healthcare Workers Wash Their Hands More Often When Patients Are Watching

April 8, 2014

Next time you’re in the hospital, keep an eye out for hygiene practices: Health care workers are more likely to wash their hands if patients are asked to monitor them, according to a new study.


U.S. Traveler Returning From Africa Has Lassa Fever, CDC Says

April 4, 2014

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A person returning to the United States after visiting West Africa has been confirmed as having Lassa fever and is recovering after being treated at a Minnesota hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.
The CDC was quick to stress that Lassa fever, a [...]



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