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By Guest Author On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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6 Types of Headache and How to Treat Them

Everyone experiences a headache once in a while. Although these headaches are defined as pain in any region of the head, their causes, duration, and severity of pain usually varies according to the type of headache More...

By Guest Author On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Be Prepared for Surgery and For Recovery

No one wants to have to get surgery, but sometimes, even if you take really good care of yourself, you still need to get it done. A big part of surgery is the recovery process, depending on the type of surgery. More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Angeles City: Anti-Dengue Task Force credited with decrease in cases

Angeles City, Philippines government has announced a steady decrease in dengue fever cases over the past couple years and much credit is given to a campaign through the Anti-Dengue Task Force. Image/Elionas via More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Lyme disease: Incidence of diagnosis in a Maryland Medicaid Population

Few studies have examined the epidemiology of Lyme disease through the use of health insurance claims, and all have utilized data from privately insured individuals. Image/CDC A new study by Johns Hopkins University More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Deceptively Dangerous: Toothache

“It’s just a toothache.” We’ve all heard that so many times before. There are even times when we say these words. But there’s a really good reason that dentists always recommend that you undergo a tooth More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Mental Health: When Everyday Anxiety Transforms Into a Troubling Disorder

Getting nervous or anxious is quite normal when experiencing new situations like moving overseas alone, transferring to another school, being introduced to strangers and speaking for the first time in public or More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Australia Listeriosis outbreak linked to cantaloupe: Seven deaths reported

In an update on the Listeriosis outbreak in Australia linked to the consumption of rockmelons (cantaloupe) from a single grower, health officials report that since mid-January 2018, 20 outbreak cases (19 confirmed More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Understanding Birth-Related Injuries

Many types of injuries can occur at birth, ranging from the mild to the more severe. Some of these injuries may be permanent or life-threatening, which can make pregnant mothers feel anxious about what will happen More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Johnson & Johnson Under Fire Again for Defective Hernia Mesh Product

Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon is under fire once again for its defective hernia mesh product Physiomesh. A man from Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the company after he experienced serious More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Texas Gov Greg Abbott burns lead to surgery, will miss police officer memorial, RNC

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday for serious burns sustained late last week while in Wyoming. Abbot has been battling infections and now will miss the memorial service for five fallen More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Hepatitis C: #1 infectious disease cause of death in Americans

Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/Video Screen More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Judge Ernesto Scorsone rules against Gov Matt Bevin, Kentucky lawsuit to close ‘filthy’ abortion clinic

A Kentucky judge has ruled that closing an abortion facility that state inspectors described as “filthy” is “against the public interest.” The lawsuit came from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office after the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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New Hampshire releases ‘Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan’

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has released a Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan that provides detailed information about the tickborne More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 6th, 2015
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and the CJD Foundation on Tampa talk radio

This Sunday, Mar. 8 at 5 pm ET on the Tampa talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, host and Editor of the website, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman will be looking at the topic of prion disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Egypt H5N1 avian flu cases rise to 20

With the addition of the newest case of human H5N1 avian influenza in a woman from Sohag governorate, this brings the total cases of the lethal zoonotic infection to 20 in Egypt, according to a Masrawy.com report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Shigella outbreak strikes 43 in Brooklyn Jewish community in past month

At least 43 cases of shigellosis (primarily Shigella sonnei group D) have been diagnosed among the Observant Jewish community in Borough Park and Williamsburg since Nov. 14, according to the New York City Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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HPV transmission via sex toys: One study’s findings

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is by far the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI) reported, new or new and existing combined, HPV accounts for approximately 79 million of the total STIs in the United More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Norovirus: Enforcing food safety practices is key to prevention

PRESS RELEASE Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Vancomycin-resistant MRSA superbug found in Brazil

PRESS RELEASE An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Healthcare-associated infections: 722,000 infections in 2011 in the US according to CDC data

On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the More...


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