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    • 10 APR 17
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    Are U.S. blood donations safe from Zika?

    U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America’s blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season. A transfusion of Zika-tainted blood can pass the virus to an unsuspecting recipient, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But sophisticated genetic tests and blood processing

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    • 08 APR 17
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    Morning Rounds: Zika and pregnancy in the U.S.

    April 8, 2017, 7:39 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new report about zika and pregnancy within the United States; dietary supplements and heart health; and an intriguing new development in biology that could have immediate applications in many fields, including toxicology. Source Article from

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    • 07 APR 17
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    Girl with alopecia makes her baldness beautiful

    Alopecia can be a difficult diagnosis for any person to hear. An autoimmune disorder that affects the hair follicles, it can cause once flowing locks to fall out in small round patches about the size of a quarter. In some cases, patients lose much larger swaths of hair. And that’s exactly what happened to 7-year-old

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    • 07 APR 17
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    Syphilis rates rise, and these men are most at risk

    Syphilis — an illness that’s been around for centuries, afflicting monarchs, artists and regular folk alike — is on the rise in the U.S. Rates of the sexually transmitted disease are climbing especially quickly among gay and bisexual men, a new government report shows. The increase may have something to do with more testing and

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    • 07 APR 17
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    America’s most stressed-out states

    If you need a break from your stressed-out life, you might want to consider one of these states, which WalletHub ranks as having the lowest levels of overall stress: 1 – Minnesota 2 – North Dakota 3 – Iowa 4 – South Dakota 5 – Utah Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Gdoebi2Yd1o/

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    • 06 APR 17
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    Woman says Fitbit helped save her life

    Patricia Lauder bought a Fitbit to count her steps and help her lose weight. But now, the 73-year-old credits the fitness tracker with saving her life. A few months ago, she wasn’t feeling well and thought her sinus infection may have turned into pneumonia. “I went to the doctors to have that checked out and

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    • 06 APR 17
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    Yo-yo dieting linked to heart trouble, even death

    Repeated cycles of losing and regaining weight may do much more than cause wardrobe problems. New research shows that the weight fluctuations that come with yo-yo dieting may be linked to a higher risk for stroke, heart attack, and death in people with pre-existing coronary artery disease. The study, published in the New England Journal

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    • 05 APR 17
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    Sex abuse could accelerate puberty in girls

    For countless victims, the experience of sexual abuse during the formative years of childhood never fades away. Studies show that such abuse casts a shadow over children’s physical and mental health for decades, increasing an individual’s risk of anxiety and depression, eating disorders, self-inflicted harm, violence, and more.  Now, researchers who’ve carefully tracked a small

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    • 05 APR 17
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    Doctor salary survey reveals big pay gaps

    Being a doctor pays well, but there are still major discrepancies when it comes to paychecks within the medical profession, a new physician survey shows. For the first time, the annual report looked at race as well as gender and other factors, revealing some significant disparities in pay.  Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report asked 19,200

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    • 05 APR 17
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    Alarming rate of birth defects in U.S. cases of Zika

    One in 10 pregnant U.S. women with confirmed Zika infection in 2016 had a baby with virus-related birth defects, federal health officials reported Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year received reports from 44 states of nearly 1,300 expecting mothers with possible Zika infection. In most cases, Zika was acquired during

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    • 04 APR 17
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    VA responds after report highlights suicide hotline problems

    WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs told skeptical lawmakers Tuesday it has already fixed problems with its suicide hotline that were highlighted in an internal watchdog’s report released just two weeks ago.    A March 20 audit by the VA inspector general had found that nearly a third of calls to the Veterans Crisis Line

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    • 04 APR 17
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    Flu vaccines can be life-saving to children, study says

    April 3, 2017, 6:46 PM| A new study in the Journal Pediatrics found that nearly three of four children who die from the flu did not get vaccinated. Dr. Tara Narula has the details. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Y4JvbEyo8lY/

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    • 03 APR 17
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    Dad’s viral post on co-sleeping with baby sparks debate

    A man’s emotional Facebook post praising his wife for “snuggling” with their children in bed in a practice known as “co-sleeping” is going viral — and it’s sparking a massive debate. When Oklahoma City resident David Brinkley snapped a quick picture of his wife, Alora, napping with their baby and 2-year-old over the weekend, he

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    • 03 APR 17
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    Why consumer groups are filing a petition to the FDA over hair dyes

    Popular men’s cosmetic products are raising concerns over a potentially harmful ingredient. Lead acetate can be found in Grecian Formula and Youthair hair dye products in the U.S. Consumer groups filed a petition to the FDA to crack down on this lead compound, which is a known neurotoxin. For nearly a decade, Europe and Canada

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