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Measles Outbreaks and Infant Vaccinations

Measles Outbreaks and Infant Vaccinations

For many people, measles is a thing of the past, something that was essentially taken care of many years ago. To be sure, in modern time measles diagnoses are few and far between. Unfortunately, some people still contract this disease. ...

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Taking the Wrong Medicine for Flu

Taking the Wrong Medicine for Flu

Antibiotics have been hailed by many as a sort of wonderdrug, as they have successfully been used to fend off many types of harmful bacteria. These medicines can’t do everything, however, and are not a viable treatment method against viruses. ...

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Is It Necessary to Double-Check Strep Tests?

Is It Necessary to Double-Check Strep Tests?

Sore throats are a common ailment in the United States, and they often indicate that a person has suffered a strep throat infection. Fortunately, testing for sore throat is a quick and rather painless process. To make certain that the ...

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Staph Infections, MRSA and Human Health

Staph Infections, MRSA and Human Health

While most people view bacterial infections as a nuisance, it is generally assumed that antibiotics can take care of most harmful bacteria. To be sure, antibiotics have saved numerous lives in the since their creation in the mid-20th century, and ...

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Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Mouth guards are a common sight in contact sports, such as football and hockey. The importance of this piece of equipment is fairly obvious – the Massachusetts Dental Society estimates that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are sixty ...

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How Stem Cells Made Old Mice Young Again

How Stem Cells Made Old Mice Young Again

It’s hard not to be excited by the prospect of stem cell research. With their ability to develop into various tissue and organ cells, researchers believe that stem cells could one day be used to address serious health problems. Furthermore, ...

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A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients

A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients

It is well known that Americans struggle with sleep – according to a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 percent of American workers get less than six hours of sleep per night. Of ...

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Could Stem Cells Prevent Muscle Loss?

Could Stem Cells Prevent Muscle Loss?

Even if you don’t much about them, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about “stem cells” at some point in the past. Stem cells play a major role in the body, and therefore get plenty of attention from medical researchers, ...

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