Anti-depressants May Be Responsible For Birth Defects, Study

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A new research has finally answered the mind-boggling question which has confused doctors and pregnant patients for years: some anti-depressants can potentially increase the risks of birth defects, while others may not pose such a risk. So while it may be safe to take an anti-depressant to counter depression during this time, let your physician […]

Do Doctors Really Report Sick Out Of Fear Of Being ‘Ostracized’?

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A vast majority of healthcare workers have confessed that they show up to work sick – despite knowing they might be contagious and pose a risk to their patients, a new study reveals. I’m sure we’ve all wondered who treats a doctor when they get sick? Turns out it’s nobody because hardly any of them […]

Patients To Be Able To Track Their Own Health As New Law Passes In Arizona

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has co-authored a new Arizona law, which cam into effect on Friday. According to this new law patients can get their blood tests done whenever they need and do not see a doctor’s prescription. Theranos is an American owned blood test company, Holmes founded it in 2003, when she was 19. […]

Avril Lavigne Speaks Out About Her Emotional Battle With Lyme Disease!

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Avril Lavigne has been unwell for the past two months without knowing what was wrong with her; even the doctors could not diagnose her health condition. In an interview aired on the morning show, Good Morning America, the pop star speaks out about her battle with Lyme disease. She becomes quite emotional when she recalls […]

Are C-Sections really linked to Autism Spectrum? Swedish study reveals it may just be a coincidence

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Although in the past many studies have linked Cesarean section births with risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, a new research – published JAMA Psychiatry – now claims its entirely bogus. The connection seemed supported by the steady rise in the rates of both cesarean sections and ASD diagnosis over the last 20 years. However, […]

‘Crypto’ Can Survive Upto 10 Days In Water

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People wait all year long for summer and to have some fun in the sun. With the heat increasing many people are jumping into the water to cool off. But warnings have emerged from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about a parasite called cryptosporidium, which can survive in chlorinated water. 1,788 people have […]

A Light That Kills Bacteria ?

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In the 2015 annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, a light fixture was introduced that can kill micro-organisms in the air which are known causes of hospital-acquired infections, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, C.difficile and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Called Indigo-Clean, it emits an indigo-colored light that gets absorbed by molecules within […]

How Effective Is The Flu Vaccine Really?

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Mutation has allowed some flu viruses to beat the flu vaccine. Researchers found out that mutilations in a specific region of H3N2 viruses decreased the effectiveness of these antibodies, making last year’s flu shot null and void for the next year. In light of this manufacturers need to regularly upgrade their formulations. Recommendations came from […]

Officials Emphasize The Importance Of Ending AIDS By 2030

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Specialists warn that high rates of HIV along with rapid increase in population means that the next half-decade will be crucial for pulling back AIDS. Michel Sidibe, head of the UN agency UNAIDS feels that there is a small window of opportunity available in the next five years to fast track efforts to end the […]

South Korea’s Fight With MERS Outbreak

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All hospitals in South Korea have been ordered to track all the visitors to the emergency ward due to a large outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Health ministry said on Thursday that there have been difficulties locating every person who has been exposed to this disease. MERS is a viral disease affecting the respiratory […]