Congolese Refugees Risk Infecting Neighboring Countries with Ebola

Congolese Refugees Risk Infecting Neighboring Countries with Ebola

GENEVA —  U.N. officials warn the deadly Ebola virus could be spread by refugees leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. Officials are urging neighboring countries to increase surveillance at border crossings. More than 100 armed groups are involved in long-standing conflicts in DR Congo’s North Kivu province. Ongoing fighting and instability in […]

Just 30 minutes of hookah smoking can increase cardiovascular risk, study says

Just 30 minutes of hookah smoking can increase cardiovascular risk, study says

If you think smoking hookah is safer than cigarettes, you could be wrong, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, to determine the cardiovascular risk associated with hookah smoking.  To do so, they measured […]

Wisconsin man suffers amputations after contracting rare blood infection from dog

Wisconsin man suffers amputations after contracting rare blood infection from dog

MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man was preparing for additional surgeries after having part of his legs and forearms amputated because of a dog lick that led to a rare blood infection, his wife said Thursday. Greg Manteufel, 48, has been hospitalized since late June, when he went to a Milwaukee-area hospital with flu-like symptoms. He […]

Ebola In A Conflict Zone

Ebola In A Conflict Zone

Ebola In A Conflict Zone  NPR Congo Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO  U.S. News & World Report WHO warns there may be no vaccine option for new Ebola outbreak  Reuters Full coverage Source link

Are fad diets like Keto and intermittent fasting good for new moms?

Are fad diets like Keto and intermittent fasting good for new moms?

Watch your waist, but avoid fad diets! (Source: Getty Images) A new mother has to take extra care of her diet, particularly when she is breastfeeding her baby. By Seema Khanna The Keto diet, scientifically known as the ketogenic diet, is low in carbohydrates and high in fats. By consuming this diet, our body starts […]

CDC: 'Don't wash or reuse condoms'

CDC: 'Don't wash or reuse condoms'

by CHRIS WHITE, WSYX/WTTE COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an important reminder to its social media followers last week. The center’s Twitter account geared toward preventing STDs said, “Don’t wash or reuse #condoms! Use a fresh one for each #sex act.” The reasoning for the stark message? “We […]

Please do not wash or reuse condoms, CDC warns

Please do not wash or reuse condoms, CDC warns

(Matt Goins/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images) Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Matt Goins/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Yes, people actually do this.  Condoms are known to help protect you and your sexual partners against sexually transmitted infections and […]

Understanding the drastic drop in hepatitis B prevalence figures

Understanding the drastic drop in hepatitis B prevalence figures

The Uganda HIV/AIDS Sero-behavioral survey 2004-2005 showed that 1 in 10 adults (10%) in Uganda was infected with hepatitis B at the time In a record 13 years, Uganda has brought down the hepatitis B virus from a 10% prevalence to the current 4.3%. This is in sharp contrast with the time it took the […]

Experts: Now is time to prevent spread of West Nile virus

Experts: Now is time to prevent spread of West Nile virus

0 Experts: Now is time to prevent spread of West Nile virus DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – It’s an all-out war against mosquitoes in DeKalb County. Health officials said they have found 47 West Nile-infected mosquitoes so far this season. That puts DeKalb on track to meet or beat last year’s numbers. County health officials said […]

TN Governor Praises Commission's Work on Core Competencies

TN Governor Praises Commission's Work on Core Competencies

TN Governor Praises Commission’s Work on Core Competencies Gov. Bill Haslam established the 19-member commission by executive order in January as part of the TN Together plan to fight opioid addiction in Tennessee. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam thanked the state’s Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education on July 26 for identifying core competencies for […]