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Zika Virus Found for 1st Time in Brain Tissue of Fetus With Microcephaly: Study

The Zika virus, thought to be responsible for a surge in birth defects in Brazil, has been found inside the abnormally small brain of an aborted fetus at roughly 29 weeks of gestation, a team of researchers reported Wednesday… 140 more words


¿Realmente Necesita Un Chequeo Anual?

Los argumentos que instan a los médicos a abandonar los exámenes físicos de rutina se basan en evidencias insuficientes, mantiene un nuevo artículo de investigación. El razonamiento contra los chequeos regulares se ha basado en gran parte en una revisión de 14 ensayos que concluyeron que las visitas anuales no reducen ni la enfermedad ni el riesgo de muerte, según el artículo, publicado en la edición en línea del 4 de enero de la revista Annals of Internal Medicine. 947 more words

Healthy Living

Friday Fun Fact

Reports of your holiday weight gain have been greatly exaggerated.  In surveys, people say they gain, on average, about five pounds this time of year.  But several studies now show that the average weight gain during the winter holidays is just one pound.   53 more words

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Elder Abuse: The Enemy Within...

Bill Myers

Good morning, ProviderNation. Elder abuse may be more common than previously thought—or more common than is really tolerable—but those who guard against abuse in care centers ought to be looking for an enemy within, a new piece in the… 460 more words

Long Term Care

Healthy Byte: Day 1060

The holidays – the time of joy, cheer, and weight gain. As we have all been repeatedly conditioned to believe, the holiday weight saboteur proves to be a formidable foe even to those who are most disciplined. 910 more words

Healthy Byte

Illinois peeps, check out - Progesterone May Not Help Women With History of Miscarriages, Study Finds

Giving progesterone to women who have had three or more miscarriages does not increase their chances of carrying a pregnancy to term, according to a new study.. 8 more words


Drug combo cures hepatitis C in 3 months: study

TORONTO – A clinical trial has found that a simple drug regimen delivered over 12 weeks achieved sustained eradication of several strains of hepatitis C in 99 per cent of patients treated with the medications, researchers reported Monday. 407 more words