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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Source: AP CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It’s like Florida’s version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy. Known as “red tide,” this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, ...

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Young people — suffer sudden, tragic deaths from Brain-Eating Amoeba

Source: webmd It doesn’t happen often. But most summers, several Americans — usually healthy, young people — suffer sudden, tragic deaths from a brain-eating amoeba. What is this scary bug? How does it get to the brain? Where is it and how can I avoid it? WebMD answers these and other questions. What Is a Brain-Eating Amoeba? Amoebas are single-celled ...

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8 benefits of coconut water you didn’t know about.

Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. Here are 8 Benefits of Coconut Water that explain why it has become so popular: 1. Aids in Weight-loss Efforts. The fat content in coconut water is extremely low, so generous quantities ...

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Why Perfectly Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

Source:everydayhealth.com Noninvasive tests may help identify who’s really at risk for a heart attack. About 25 years ago, when I was co-director of the Noninvasive Cardiology Laboratory at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, performing heart ultrasounds and exercise stress tests, I got a call from an internist who told me that one of his patients had just suffered ...

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30 Days to Better Sex: Week One, Get Off the Couch

Source:www.everydayhealth.com Summer is here, and it’s time to start a plan for more romance, better sex, and deeper intimacy with your mate.  Recommit to romance and fall in love all over again. By Laura Berman, PhD We all want to have fulfilling, passionate relationships with our partners, but sometimes life can get in the way of that. Between work, kids, ...

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Seniors’ Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Source: www.everydayhealth.com Loss of brain cells that act as a “sleep switch” may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests. In Alzheimer’s patients, sleep disruption can be especially severe and often results in nighttime confusion and wandering, according to the researchersThe investigators analyzed data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, which ...

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Cabinet approves €37m for 15 new polyclinics

Ghana’s Greater Accra and Central Regions are to have 15 additional polyclinics constructed for them. Cabinet has approved €37 million for the new health facilities to “help improve access to quality healthcare delivery” and help with President John Mahama’s commitment towards “tackling the challenges with Maternal Mortality and Infant Mortality i.e. MDGs 4 and 5”. A statement signed by the ...

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Heath workers urged to observe universal precautions to prevent infections

Source: GNA The precautionary measures, he said, required health workers, particularly nurses, midwives and doctors to ensure thorough hand washing with soap under running water, observing sterile procedures of all medical equipment, while wearing of gloves, aprons, nose masks and other protective gears, before handling patients. Unfortunately there are Regional Hospitals without continuous running water. The authorities must fix this ...

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