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There have been more than 60 confirmed cases of tuberculosis in US elephants, which total 446. The disease poses risks to humans because while most infectious diseases are not easily passed between species, tuberculosis is an exception.
Health Officials: International Traveler Had Measles While In South Florida
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that an international traveler, who attended a conference in Central Florida and spent time in South Florida, had the measles.
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Mutation in the gene IRF7 could prevent children from producing a protein that helps fight off the flu virus, which could lead to death in some cases.
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Nihon Kohden has procured a group purchasing agreement for physiological monitoring with Premier Inc, a leading healthcare improvement company representing 3,400 US hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
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Pictorial health warnings are more effective than text messages only. Warnings are also more effective when showing harm to others.
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In addition to an increased risk for Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other illnesses, obese patients often experience acute respiratory distress syndrome. But treating obese patients with ARDS presents its own challenges, specifically with intubation and ventilation.
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New research presented at the European Association of Urology conference shows that current smokers, and smokers who quit less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery.
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Just over 24% of adults with COPD say they cannot work, compared to about 5% of adults in the general population, and 38% said they found it difficult to walk or climb stairs.
Oklahoma Reports First Measles Case in 18 Years
Oklahoma has its first confirmed measles case since 1997, state health officials reported Friday.
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New research suggests that the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant may be reflected in the facial movements of the mother's unborn baby.
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A Medscape news report indicates that the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement.
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Following its acquisition of CareFusion, Becton, Dickinson & Co is planning the sale of its respiratory devices unit to shed so-called "unwanted assets."
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According to research in the European Respiratory Journal, the air quality in a nursing home significantly affects the lung health of its senior residents.
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Children exposed to the secondhand smoke of their parents may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease as adults, according to new research.
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The United States government is developing a new bird flu vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu.
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The results of a multicenter clinical study validates the ability of its ImmunoXpert diagnostic blood test to assess whether a patient has an acute bacterial or viral infection.
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Research reveals an association between the haze in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness.
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New research from the Washington University School of Medicine reveals insight into possibly counteracting inappropriate mucus production in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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The Portex Blue Line Ultra tracheostomy tubes with thin-walled inner cannulae allow increased respiratory airflow and help improve the patient’s work of breathing while maintaining patency and airway hygiene.
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Forty-four percent of adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble sleeping actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing, including sleep apnea, which lowers their oxygen levels at night.