HPV Infections in Decline, Thanks to Vaccines

Tweet Living With a Sexually Transmitted Disease By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving...
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Nurse Builds Database of Women Murdered By Men

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 — PLANO, Texas — Seated at her desk, beside shelves of cookbooks, novels and books on violence against women, Dawn Wilcox, 55, scours the internet for news stories of women killed by men in the U.S. For dozens of hours each week, she digs through online news reports and obituaries to tell the stories of women killed by lovers, strangers, fathers, sons and...
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Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed to Kids

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine, researchers have found. The new study included 203 children from 190 families who were tested for these chemicals — so-called semi-volatile organic compounds (or SVOCs) — in their...
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FDA Head: Agency May Cut Kids’ Vaccine Exemptions

Tweet The U.S. government may have to take steps to reduce vaccine exemptions for children if states don’t do it, the head of the Food and Drug Administration suggested. His comments come as measles outbreaks rage in a number of states. Those outbreaks could have been prevented if children had all been vaccinated. But nearly all states allow kids to attend school even if their “anti-vax”...
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Kaiser Permanente Med School to Offer Free Tuition

Tweet Feb. 20, 2019 — Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, in Pasadena, CA, will waive tuition for all 4 years for the school’s first five classes of students, the school announced Tuesday. The private, nonprofit medical school, which is not affiliated with any university, has received initial accreditation and will begin accepting applications from prospective students in June 2019 for...
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Could Pacemakers Be Powered By Heartbeats One Day?

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart‘s own energy rather than batteries. Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat — usually because of a condition that slows your heart’s normal...
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Common Yeast Infection Pill Tied to Miscarriage

Tweet Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy: 10 conception tips. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research...
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Finding LGBTQ-Friendly Health Care a Challenge

Tweet SOURCES: Jami Contreras, Ferndale, MI. Joey Brown, Kentucky. Kinton Rossman, PhD, psychologist, Louisville, KY. Ryan Sallans, LGBTQ rights advocate, Omaha, NE. Matthew B. Schabath, PhD, associate professor, cancer epidemiology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. Lois Snyder Sulmasy, director, Center for Ethics and Professionalism, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia. American Medical...
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CDC: Turkey-Linked Salmonella Cases Now at 279

Tweet Sixty-three more cases of illness in a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update. Cases have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, and 107 people have been hospitalized. One death was previously reported in California. The...
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Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

Tweet Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy: 10 conception tips. By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago — even while the picture has improved for younger men. Those are the key findings from a new study of four U.S. communities, in which researchers...
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