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1 hr ago | WWLP

12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma. Enteroviruses are very common, especially in the early fall.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Illinois

5 hrs ago | KMIZ

Nursing student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

Andrea Jaime was at Georgetown University to study nursing, hoping to make a difference in the lives of the sick and the ailing. But before she could graduate as a nurse, she became a patient.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Georgetown University

5 hrs ago | USA Today

Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly

If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Epidemic, Natural Disasters

5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

CDC: Severe respiratory illness - from uncommon virus - has now been confirmed in 12 states

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are children.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Kids, Family

9 hrs ago | SFGate

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in their hips, thighs, buttocks or all over are known to run a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related ailments.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health

12 hrs ago |

Rare respiratory virus confirmed in Alberta

Canada's public health agency says cases of a severe respiratory illness that has hospitalized clusters of children in the United States have been confirmed in Alberta. In a statement sent to Postmedia News on Monday night, the federal health agency said the government is "aware of the confirmed EV-D68 cases in Alberta as well as multiple other clusters of mild and severe respiratory illnesses in children in several additional provinces."


Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Epidemic, Influenza, Natural Disasters, Health

16 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Nine cases of enterovirus 68 suspected in Wisconsin

Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the respiratory and stomach virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children around the country. Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Medicine

21 hrs ago | KNDU

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Epidemic, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Natural Disasters

Mon Sep 15, 2014


4M fewer uninsured as Affordable Care Act kicks in

The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found. There were 41 million Americans lacking coverage in early 2014, down from 44.8 million last year, according to the National Health Interview Survey, the first official government look at the uninsured after Obamacare policies kicked in on January 1. The uninsured rate fell to 13.1%, from 14.4%.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

ABC News

Prescription Painkiller Deaths up, but Not as Fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Drugs, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles doctor asks feds to study why meningitis targets gay, bisexual men

With nearly a dozen cases of meningococcal disease already reported across Los Angeles County this year, a local doctor has asked the federal government to look into why gay and bisexual men seem to be at greater risk for exposure and transmission of the illness. Dr. Robert Bolan, medical director for the Los Angeles LGBT Center , urged the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week to determine why men who have sex with men are being infected by and, in some cases, dying of the disease, which can lead to brain or spinal cord infections commonly known as meningitis.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Control Group

WABC-AM New York

Respiratory Virus, Enterovirus D68, Likely Infected Thousands

The respiratory virus that's been sweeping the nation and sending asthmatic children to the hospital may have only been officially reported in 97 children, but experts say that's just the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Claudia Hoyen said the virus, called enterovirus D68, probably affected thousands of children -- and that's just in Cleveland, where she works.


Medical Daily

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with pertussis - also known as whooping cough - when their parents had been immunized against the infection at least four weeks earlier, compared to children in homes where parents weren't immunized, researchers found.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WAPT-TV Jackson

Indiana confirms cases of Enterovirus D68

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lake County, IN, University of Chicago, Control Group, Medicine

WECT-TV Wilmington

Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Kids, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD, Health

Medical News

Getting flu shot every autumn can lead to better health

Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Chickenpox

Greenwich Citizen

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Nursing, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WFTV Orlando

Respiratory virus spreads to Northeast, now in 21 states

The rare virus that was first reported in the Midwest and has been suspected of infecting children across the country with severe respiratory illness is now migrating to the Northeast. Experts say the respiratory virus, known as Enterovirus D68 , typically pops up around back-to-school time and has spread to both New York and Connecticut.


Related Topix: Medicine, Common Cold, Health

The Star Online

Doctors flag risk of e-cig refills for toddlers

Doctors issued a fresh warning that toddlers were at risk from e-cigarette nicotine refills, saying even a few drops could make a child very sick. In a letter to the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood , physicians in Birmingham, central England, reported the case of a 30-month-old girl who had to be rushed to hospital after putting a refill cartridge to her mouth and starting to vomit.


Wall Street Journal

Teens and the Sex-Care Gap

Talking to teenagers about sex is tough-so tough that many pediatricians appear to be avoiding the topic all together. Health experts recommend that teens receive regular care relating to their sexual health, including screening and vaccination for sexually transmitted infections, but studies show that few pediatricians offer these services regularly.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Vaccinations, Health, Education Etc.