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Top stories in infectious disease: FDA approves new HIV regimen, reliance on pre-exposure prophylaxis may increase risk for STIs

1 day ago   |   Healio

Among the top stories in infectious disease last week were the FDA approval of the first complete two-drug HIV regimen for antiretroviral therapy-naive adults and a study that...
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Mother has THREE LIMBS amputated after her own dog bit her and triggered life-threatening sepsis

Mother has THREE LIMBS amputated after her own dog bit her and triggered life-threatening sepsis

2 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Christine Caron, 55, of Ottawa, Canada, was playing her Shih Tzu when he bit her in 2013. Six days later she went to hospital with flu symptoms and woke up from a coma a month...
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Recognizing the Symptoms of Swine Flu

7 days ago   |   Active Beat

Flu season is upon us, and folks are doing everything they can to avoid catching a nasty flu bug, like swine flu, or H1N1. This particularly nasty flu virus is also called...
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Honey can help you recover from the flu faster - are you surprised that it's the oldest known antibiotic?

Honey can help you recover from the flu faster - are you surprised that it's the oldest known antibiotic?

8 days ago   |   Natural News

Honey is one of the oldest and most effective natural remedies for respiratory problems. Not only does it alleviate the pain of an inflamed throat and minimize coughing, it can...
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Common food preservative could make flu vaccine less effective

8 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

A preservative commonly used to increase the shelf life of food products may weaken the body's immune defense against influenza, thus reducing the response to the flu vaccine.
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Flu vaccine reduces all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure by 31%

9 days ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

The risk for all-cause mortality among patients with pre-existing heart failure was 31% less in patients who received the influenza vaccine than in those were not vaccinated...
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What are the side effects of Tamiflu in children?

9 days ago   |   Medical News Today

Tamiflu is a prescription drug that doctors sometimes use to treat the influenza, or flu, virus. In this article, learn about the possible side effects and risks in children.
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6 Side Effects of Not Eating Carbs That Might Blindside You - and How to Prevent Them

6 Side Effects of Not Eating Carbs That Might Blindside You - and How to Prevent Them

9 days ago   |   PopSugar

The ketogenic diet , aka keto, has brought super-low-carb diets back into the limelight, and if your goal is weight loss , you're almost sure to see results (especially in the...
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How a Western diet hinders the flu jab

How a Western diet hinders the flu jab

9 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Scientists from Michigan State University looked at the effect of the additive tert-butylhydroquinone in mice. This is often added to foods to extend their shelf life.
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Jet injector effective and efficient for delivering flu vaccine

9 days ago   |   Healio

BALTMORE - The Med-Jet H4, a needle-free device for delivering seasonal influenza vaccine, is attractive to patients, is rapidly learned by nurses and generates similar...
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Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression During ‘Game of Thrones'

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Battling Depression During ‘Game of Thrones'

Sophie Turner says she cried while getting out of bed on days when her depression hit her hardest Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is opening up about her mental health... Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...