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10 Essential Facts About the Zika Virus

Source:everydayhealth.com If you’ve heard about the Zika virus and are wondering what it is, you’re not alone. Cases of this emerging infectious disease are soaring in the Americas and “spreading explosively,” according to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan, MD. Several states are reporting cases of U.S. travelers bringing the infection back with them, and health officials in Texas have confirmed a case of sexual transmission of ...

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The new menace :Zika virus

Source:CDC Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. First case of transmission trough sexual intercourse has been recorded in the USA.The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. In ...

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10 High-Protein Power Snacks

By Charlotte Libov Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD 1 / 9 Power Up Your Plate With dieting’s emphasis on low-fat, low-carb, and low-calorie, one essential ingredient for weight loss is often left out of the mix: protein. Numerous studies, including one recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have shown that skipping high-protein foods may lead to ...

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First US case of Zika virus in Dallas County, health officials

Source:aolnews.com An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil’s Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of ...

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10 Ways to Treat Ingrown Toenails-With Video.

By Diana Rodriguez | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH for everydayhealth.com Ingrown toenails can be very painful and at times need the attention of a professional, but there are some things you can do on your own. Ingrown toenails are painful, and they can be tricky to treat because they can easily become infected and are often a recurring problem. If your ingrown ...

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Asthma and Heart Disease – Exploring the Link

By Katherine Lee | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH for everydayhealth.com/ Studies have suggested a link between asthma and heart disease. Find out about the connection and whether you may be at risk. Doctors have yet to hammer out a clear connection between asthma and heart disease, but the link is a statistical fact, according to Russell B. ...

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Pneumococcal Meningitis: 11 dead in two weeks

At least one person has died of a new case of Pneumococcal Meningitis in the Ashanti region. This brings to eleven the total number of people who have died of the dangerous disease over the last two weeks. Nine out of the 11 cases were recorded in the Brong Ahafo region. Currently, there are fears in the Northern region as ...

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Twin Babies Think They’re Still In The Womb

Source:gem106.co.uk/ This incredible video shows two newborn twins who still think they’re in their mother’s womb. Using a new bathing approach called ‘The Baby Spa’, nurse Sonia Rochel gently eases the babies into their new surroundings with warm water and calming music, just gorgeous.

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