Health Department reports case of measles in the city of Pittsburgh – WTAE Pittsburgh
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Health Department reports case of measles in the city of Pittsburgh – WTAE Pittsburgh

Health Department reports case of measles in the city of Pittsburgh Potential exposures may have occurred at Giant Eagle Market District (Centre Ave., Shadyside) and Aldi (Baum Blvd.,Friendship) The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reporting the first case of measles in 2019 in an adult county resident. The individual, who is not vaccinated, recently…

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Experimental test may help confirm cases of chronic fatigue syndrome – STAT
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Experimental test may help confirm cases of chronic fatigue syndrome – STAT

A new device could offer an effective way of diagnosing myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. People with the disease experience symptoms such as fatigue, sleep abnormalities, and pain, but it’s been notoriously hard to diagnose. Stanford’s Ron Davis first got the idea for the device back in 2015 while attending an event…

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Palm Beach County School District to address MRSA concerns – WPBF West Palm Beach
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Palm Beach County School District to address MRSA concerns – WPBF West Palm Beach

The school district has scheduled a news conference for 3:30 p.m. Palm Beach County School District addresses MRSA concerns The school district has scheduled a news conference for 3:30 p.m. Hide Transcript Show Transcript THE NEWS CONFERENCE HAS STARTED SO LET’S LISTEN IN. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION SERVICES IS SCRUBBING AND SANITIZING PORTIONS…

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Researchers Say They’ve Created a Blood Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Gizmodo
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Researchers Say They’ve Created a Blood Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Gizmodo

Researchers at Stanford University and elsewhere say they’ve taken an important step in potentially helping people with a barely understood ailment that’s long been viewed skeptically by the public and even some doctors. They claim to have created a blood test that may be able to readily identify people who have myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known…

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AI In Medicine: More Science And Less Art : Shots – Health News – NPR
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AI In Medicine: More Science And Less Art : Shots – Health News – NPR

When Kim Hilliard shows up at the diabetes clinic at the New Orleans University Medical Center, she’s not there simply for an eye exam. The human touches she gets along the way help her navigate her complicated medical condition. In addition to diabetes, the 56-year-old has high blood pressure. She’s also had back surgery and…

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Sexually transmitted disease cases increase in Minnesota – Star Tribune
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Sexually transmitted disease cases increase in Minnesota – Star Tribune

The growing number of syphilis cases in Minnesota women has spawned a new problem: syphilis infections in newborn babies. Ten cases of congenital syphilis were found in 2018 in fetuses or newborn babies, a shocking number given that the Minnesota Department of Health leapt into action after just two such cases were reported in 2015.…

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Keep your blood sugar levels in check | The Post – Independent Online
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Keep your blood sugar levels in check | The Post – Independent Online

A number of people are simply unaware that they may be pre-diabetic – ignorant of the signs of developing diabetes and not screening to check.TYPE 2 diabetes is a global epidemic and is showing signs of increasing each year. South Africa is no exception to this insidious disease and recent South African statistics show that…

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Measles History 101: How Serious Is This Year’s Measles Outbreak? : Shots – Health News – NPR
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Measles History 101: How Serious Is This Year’s Measles Outbreak? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Measles used to be a common childhood disease, but after an effective vaccine was developed, the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. This year’s outbreaks, however, put that status in jeopardy. solidcolours/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption solidcolours/Getty Images Measles used to be a common childhood disease, but after an effective vaccine…

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Breaking open the gates of antibiotic resistance – Phys.Org
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Breaking open the gates of antibiotic resistance – Phys.Org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Antibiotic resistance is a major health threat, with about two million people in the US getting an antibiotic-resistant infection per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gram negative bacteria, including types like E.coli and Salmonella, are often more difficult to kill because of their two-pronged defenses—they…

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Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer’s-like brain disorder – National Institutes of Health
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Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer’s-like brain disorder – National Institutes of Health

News ReleaseTuesday, April 30, 2019 Recommendations for scientists and public emerge from NIH-funded workshop. Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE, as seen by microscope and MRI. Nelson et. al. and Brain, DOI: 10.1093/brain/awz099. A recently recognized brain disorder that mimics clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease has for the first time been defined with recommended diagnostic…

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