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  • Study into controversial flu drug recruits 2,000 participants

    Study into controversial flu drug recruits 2,000 participants
    The world's largest study into the use of a controversial flu drug in the community has just reached 2,000 participants, researchers have said. Scientists at the University of Oxford and other European institutions have been on a drive to recruit people to test the effectiveness of oseltamivir - known as Tamiflu - in primary care since 2015.
  • Flu hospitalizations continue decline from peak

    Flu hospitalizations continue decline from peak
    The state's heavy flu season appears to be loosening its grip on Colorado, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Despite the apparent decline, 197 additional hospitalized influenza cases were reported last week, which puts the total number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the season at 2,366.
  • Think youa re healthy? Youa re risking death by not doing this

    Think youa re healthy? Youa re risking death by not doing this
    Every year, public health officials urge Americans to get a flu shot. And every year, millions of Americans come up with excuses not to do it.
  • 114 additional KUMACA students vaccinated against swine flu

    114 additional KUMACA students vaccinated against swine flu
    Health officials in the Ashanti Region on Monday vaccinated 114 additional students of the Kumasi Academy against the H1N1 Influenza type A, also known as Swine flu. The number was part of the 174 students who could not take part in the vaccination exercise in December 2017, when the general vaccination was done following a detection of the virus.
  • Nearly one person a day is currently dying of flu in Swansea Bay

    Nearly one person a day is currently dying of flu in Swansea Bay
    Figures out today show the regional death toll from the flu crisis has hit 12 in just the last fortnight, Another 180 people are in hospital battling the symptoms with scores more suspected cases being probed. The numbers have grown by around 50 since last Friday alone.
 
 
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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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