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Liver stiffness predicts liver failure, cancer and mortality in cirrhotic patients

Dawn Peters EurekAlert Researchers from Spain established that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak: Sushi Suspected as Source

Alexandra Sifferlin Time An outbreak of an unusual strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly has hit 19 states and the District of Columbia, infecting 90 people since late January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The … Continue reading

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CDC study forges link between depression and sleep apnea

Doug Dusik EurekAlert Survey finds association between symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and hopelessness. DARIEN, IL – Obstructive sleep apnea and other symptoms of OSA are associated with probable major depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race, … Continue reading

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Autism More Common Than Previously Thought: CDC Report Shows One in 54 Boys Identified

Science Daily The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released March 29 that looked … Continue reading

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Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? Human risk unclear

Associated Press USA Today ATLANTA – For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu virus is the … Continue reading

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CDC: 13 deaths tied to bath refinishing chemical

Associated Press USA Today DETROIT – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Thursday about using a common paint-stripping chemical to refinish bathtubs after tying it to 13 deaths in 10 states. The CDC said the … Continue reading

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CDC: Bread beats out chips as biggest salt source

USA Today ATLANTA – Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. That surprising finding comes in a government … Continue reading

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Polio Vaccines Now The #1 Cause of Polio Paralysis

Source: AP The Polio Global Eradication Initiative (PGEI), founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, holds up India as a prime example of its success at eradicating … Continue reading

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To optimize exercise, heed your heart rate training zone

Source: Reuters Whether you’re interested in running a marathon or staving off the chronic diseases of ageing, to reap the rewards of your efforts getting into the zone is essential. Experts say knowing and staying within your heart rate training … Continue reading

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U.S. asthma rates rising but reasons unclear: CDC

Source: Reuters About 25 million Americans, or 1 in 12 people, have asthma, a figure that is rising despite efforts to control key asthma triggers such as indoor smoking, U.S. government researchers said on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Centers … Continue reading

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