Norovirus Can Go Airborne When Infected Person Vomits: Study

Norovirus Can Go Airborne Through Vomit By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When people infected with norovirus vomit, they release virus particles into the air that can infect other people, researchers report. Norovirus is often called the “cruise ship” virus due to numerous outbreaks at sea. Norovirus infections cause […]

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Norovirus Can Go Airborne When Infected Person Vomits: Study

Norovirus Can Go Airborne Through Vomit By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When people infected with norovirus vomit, they release virus particles into the air that can infect other people, researchers report. Norovirus is often called the “cruise ship” virus due to numerous outbreaks at sea. Norovirus infections cause […]

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Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight

Good to Know is a new feature that allows members of the community to answer questions from WebMD experts, doctors, staff, and other community members. We’re testing this new feature and we’d like your feedback. From: http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/20150818/diabetes-drug-might-also-help-some-patients-lose-weight?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A pregnant woman’s height may affect her risk for preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data on nearly 3,500 Nordic women and their babies. They found that shorter mothers had shorter pregnancies, smaller […]

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Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer’s Return?

Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer’s Return? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who regularly drink caffeinated coffee may be lowering their risk of tumor recurrence and death from the disease, new research suggests. But researchers added that it’s premature to tell patients to drink […]

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Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use

Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use Aug. 17, 2015 — Fewer parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, especially in western states, which have had some of the nation’s highest refusal rates, according to new survey data from Medscape. Forty-two percent of health care professionals said they believed more parents are accepting vaccines, and […]

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Saturated Fats: What to Know Now

Aug. 13, 2015 — Saturated fats, like those found in red meat and high-fat ice cream, may not be so bad for your heart health after all. They aren’t linked to heart disease, according to a new report in BMJ. So is that good news? Not so fast. That’s only part of the story, according to […]

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Yeast’s New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers

Yeast’s New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have genetically engineered baker’s yeast to create powerful narcotic painkillers. The painkillers in question are called opioids, and include opiate-containing medicines such as morphine, Oxycontin and Vicodin, most commonly sourced from the opium poppy. […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests. The association was not seen in men, although the […]

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How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter

How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The pain of a romantic breakup may hit women harder at first, but they recover far more quickly from the loss than men do, new research suggests. “At some point, clearly, women get […]

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