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  • UN General Assembly by the numbers

    UN General Assembly by the numbers
    Those in the know will be keeping a close eye on what is sure to be a hectic week of global diplomacy and decision-making. The UN General Assembly, which serves as the "main deliberative, policy-making and representative organ" of the UN is made up of 193 member states.
  • Death risk from triathlons may be higher than thought

    Death risk from triathlons may be higher than thought
    A growing number of children and teens are turning up in U.S. emergency departments dependent on opioids -- including prescription painkillers and heroin, a new study finds. A growing number of children and teens are turning up in U.S. emergency departments dependent on opioids -- including prescription painkillers and heroin, a new study finds.
  • Internal Sample Preparation, Small Size and Rapid Results...

    Internal Sample Preparation, Small Size and Rapid Results...
    Probst's comments were delivered yesterday afternoon during a two-day BioWatch Workshop on "Strategies for Effective Biological Detection Systems" held in Washington, D.C. at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine. During his presentation, Probst also shared specific scientific data about pathogen detection results delivered by ExcitePCR's FireflyDX technologies.
  • Study shows link in flu vaccine, miscarriage

    Study shows link in flu vaccine, miscarriage
    A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots.
  • BMC to launch mobile app for monsoon diseases

    BMC to launch mobile app for monsoon diseases
    The mobile app, which will be officially launched on Tuesday, will not only share information on diseases, their symptoms, precautions to be taken but will help residents with addresses of civic health centres, clinic and hospitals. Mumbaikars will soon get information related to diseases like malaria, H1N1 , dengue and chikungunya on their mobile phones.
 
 
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  • When to see the doctor for the flu

    When to see the doctor for the flu
    Many individuals who are experiencing flu symptoms are wondering, ?When should I see a doctor?” That?s going to differ for many people based on their general health. However, Public Health ? Dayton & Montgomery County offers some suggestions. (whiotv.com)
  • Houston Texans rookie has swine flu

    Houston Texans rookie has swine flu
    Houston Texans rookie tight end Anthony Hill was hospitalized this week with swine flu in what may be the first confirmed case in an NFL player this season. (AP)
  • 5 tips for keeping your kids safe

    5 tips for keeping your kids safe
    The Swine Flu, the H1N1 Virus ? call it what you will ? has parents worried sick across the country now that our kids are back in school.  Here are five fast and easy things you can do to keep your kids safe and healthy. (ABC)
  • Who can slow the swine flu? You can

    Who can slow the swine flu? You can
    Who’s on the front line of this fall’s flu fight? You are, say HHS and CDC officials.Until Thanksgiving, at the earliest, it’s going to be up to you to try not to catch the flu. And if you do catch it, you can stop the spread. (WebMD)
  • CDC leery of swine flu toll predictions

    CDC leery of swine flu toll predictions
    Government health officials are urging people not to panic over estimates of 90,000 people dying from swine flu. “Everything we’ve seen in the U.S. and everything we’ve seen around the world suggests we won’t see that kind of number if the virus doesn’t change,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC. (Associated Press)
 
 
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  • More Americans Infected With HPV Than Previously Suspected

    More Americans Infected With HPV Than Previously Suspected

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and there has been a recent increase in the number of cancer cases caused by HPV infection. Previous estimates have guessed that about half of all adults in the U.S. are infected with HPV, but recently released results of a large scale study prove that 69% or 2/3 of American adults are infected with HPV. While this sounds chilling, you should know that there are approximately 109 known strains of HPV and only a handful of those are known to cause the diseases commonly associated with HPV including genital warts, cervical cancer, andhead and neck cancers such as oropharyngeal cancer. Most of the adults who were identified in the study to be infected with one or more strain of HPV were perfectly healthy.

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  • Study Finds Increased Incidence of Hearing Loss in People with Sleep Apnea

    Study Finds Increased Incidence of Hearing Loss in People with Sleep Apnea

    A large study, involving 13,967 individuals from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, found an independent association between sleep apnea and both low and high frequency hearing loss. "Patients with sleep apnea are at increased risk for a number of comorbidities, including heart disease and diabetes, and our findings indicate that sleep apnea is also associated with an increased risk of hearing impairment" said lead study author Dr. Amit Chopra, M.D.  The study was presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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  • Home Testing for Sleep Apnea Less Costly and Doesn't Change Clinical Outcomes

    Home Testing for Sleep Apnea Less Costly and Doesn't Change Clinical Outcomes

    A study recently presented at The American Thoracic Society International Conference proves that home testing for sleep apnea followed by home treatment with an auto-titrated CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine costs significantly less than laboratory testing and does not negatively impact clinical outcomes. "In our randomized study, sleep-related costs were substantially lower for patients who underwent home testing and treatment initiation than for those who underwent laboratory testing, and this cost saving was accomplished without sacrificing clinical quality," said lead study author Charles W. Atwood Jr., associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of the Sleep Disorders Program at the VA Pittsburgh Health System.  You can read more about this study in Newswise.

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  • Tobacco and Alcohol Use Significantly Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer

    Tobacco and Alcohol Use Significantly Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer

    A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology proves that individuals who use both alcohol and tobacco nearly double their risk of developing a specific type of esophageal cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. This risk is significantly higher than that of individuals who use only alcohol or only tobacco but do not combine the two substances.

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  • Specialized Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer Provides Better Outcomes

    Specialized Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer Provides Better Outcomes

    Head and neck cancer has been on the rise in the U.S., this includes rare cancers like cancer of the tonsils, cancer of the sinus and nasal passageways, oral cancers and more. Many cases of head and neck cancer have been linked to the virus HPV. Tumors can be difficult to treat due to their location and the risk of damaging structures like the eyes, optic nerves, the brain stem, and spinal cord. Side effects that can occur from radiation treatment to these areas include hearing loss, neurological problems, and blindness. That's why a specialized form of radiation therapy, called SCAA Proton Therapy is so exciting.

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