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Concerns Over Fresh Outbreak Of Ebola In D.R. Congo

Concerns Over Fresh Outbreak Of Ebola In D.R. Congo Salama said "we expect. that the overall case count will rise in coming days to weeks based on the trajectory of epidemics at this stage in their development". The same recipe for success is required in North Kivu, but for now health workers do not know what level of access they will have to those affected, given the number of armed groups controlling different areas. [Full Article...]

Not drinking alcohol 'can raise your risk of dementia', study finds

Not drinking alcohol 'can raise your risk of dementia', study finds In moderation, of course, unless you want to increase your chances of developing dementia. A total of 397 cases of dementia were recorded. People who abstain from alcohol or consume more than 14 units a week during middle age (midlife) are at increased risk of developing dementia, finds a study in The BMJ today. [Full Article...]

People should not wash or reuse condoms, CDC warned

People should not wash or reuse condoms, CDC warned For more information visit the CDC website . The Atlanta-based health agency also advises that people use "use a new condom for every act of vaginal, anal and oral sex throughout the entire sex act". The US government wants you to know that washing and reusing your condoms is gross and wrong, as well as unhealthy. Another reason why used condoms need to be thrown away include emergence and ri... [Full Article...]

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less What was your experience? "They are discouraging Americans from enrolling in comprehensive plans that protect them against debilitating medical expenses". In June, the Labor Department issued rules that will make it easier for small companies to buy a type of insurance known as association health plans and, for the first time, allow them to be sold to people who are self-employed. [Full Article...]

Don't wash or reuse condoms, CDC advises

Don't wash or reuse condoms, CDC advises Condoms are created to help protect you and your partner against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. "Use a fresh one for each #sex act", The CDC tweeted in July. "Condoms don't last forever", the organization tweeted. Her comments are in response to people who actually ejaculate into a condom and then continue on without changing it. [Full Article...]

Lab-made organs successfully transplanted into LIVING PIGS in huge medical breakthrough

Lab-made organs successfully transplanted into LIVING PIGS in huge medical breakthrough The medical condition of the animals was assessed at ten hours, two weeks, one month, and two months following the operation, which allowed the team to construct a timeline of the lung tissue's development. Next, they placed each scaffold in a tank containing a special mix of nutrients. "There was also no rejection of the bioengineered lungs". For instance, in just two weeks, the transplanted lung... [Full Article...]

Hospital superbug increasingly resistant to handwash disinfectants, study finds

Hospital superbug increasingly resistant to handwash disinfectants, study finds However, scientists in Australia found strong evidence that VRE is growing increasingly immune to alcohol-based disinfectants. 'It only impacts the most susceptible people - so healthy people do not get VRE infections'. This prompted his team to investigate the VRE bug for potential resistance to disinfectant alcohols. Using a mouse gut colonization model of E. faecium transmission, we showed ... [Full Article...]

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee Between 2013 and 2015, there were no reported human cases with only single cases reported in 2016 and 2017. Health officials say infected mosquitoes can transmit the virus to people and other animals. Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, director of epidemiology and population health with the Fairfax County Health Department said people should use mosquito repellent that contains DEET , picaridin, R3535 or o... [Full Article...]


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