Researchers say eating eggs may improve your health

Researchers say eating eggs may improve your health

Category: Health Matters 26 May 2018 By Christy Sakaziro – sakazirochristina@yahoo.com – Palau & Micronesia Humanities Project Director DURING the recent Micronesia Islands Forum held on Saipan, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. CEO  Esther Muna said the leading causes of death in the region are cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart and lung diseases.  Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. […]

Ebola Outbreak Persists In DRC: How Ebola Vaccine Can Help Deal With The Threat

Ebola Outbreak Persists In DRC: How Ebola Vaccine Can Help Deal With The Threat

Isolating suspected Ebola patients is one of the strategies used to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. With the current outbreak in DRC, “ring vaccination” could greatly help thwart the spread of disease.   ( Pixabay ) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again under threat of an Ebola outbreak. Can vaccines really […]

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths. A vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, the city of […]

Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users

Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users

CLOSE Learn all about Hepatitis A with these 5 facts. An outbreak of hepatitis A is causing concern at the Metro Public Health Department.(Photo: jarun011, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Fourteen people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville in the last six months, causing the Metro Public Health Department to offer free vaccinations for illicit drug users, gay […]

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Officials in a third Indian state were checking on Friday if two people had been infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 in southern Kerala, although the government described the outbreak as minor. Relatives wearing masks attend the funeral a victim, who lost his battle against the brain-damaging Nipah […]

Lung Disease in Women Getting Increased Scrutiny

Lung Disease in Women Getting Increased Scrutiny

SAN DIEGO — While pulmonary diseases tend to be more likely to hit males, physicians cautioned colleagues this week that female patients with lung diseases face unique risks, such as different and more severe symptoms compared with men. Still, there are no separate guidelines for treatment of women for conditions like lung cancer, leaving specialists […]

UW Medical Center patient diagnosed with Legionnaires disease while receiving treatment

UW Medical Center patient diagnosed with Legionnaires disease while receiving treatment

Last year, at least two patients — including a woman who died — contracted the severe type of pneumonia that spreads through contaminated water at the hospital. By Seattle Times staff reporter Legionnaires’ disease has sickened a patient on a cancer unit within the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), less than a year after the death of a […]

Tick season: What you need to know to keep yourself, and your dog, safe

Tick season: What you need to know to keep yourself, and your dog, safe

CLOSE Rocky Mountain spotted fever is dangerous and it’s here in Indiana. Here’s what you need to know about the tick-borne disease. Dwight Adams/IndyStar Evidence suggests that ticks and the diseases they carry are growing more common in Indiana.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Throughout Indiana, both temperatures and tick activity are on the rise. Now that ticks […]

Sunscreen pills are fake medicine, FDA says

Sunscreen pills are fake medicine, FDA says

“We’ve found products purporting to provide protection from the sun that aren’t delivering the advertised benefits. Instead they’re misleading consumers, and putting people at risk,” he said. The agency warned the companies that make Advanced Skin Brightening Formula, Sunsafe Rx, Solaricare and Sunergetic to stop saying they protect people from the sun’s rays. Related Some […]

Two more die of Ebola in Congo, seven new cases confirmed

Two more die of Ebola in Congo, seven new cases confirmed

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Two more people have died from Ebola and seven new cases were confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, but resistance to some public guidance about preventing the disease was evident in a provincial capital. At the central market in Mbandaka, where vendors in colorful […]

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