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  • Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports. Approximately 100 new cases are reported in the United States each year, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That compares to about 250,000 cases [...]

  • 4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A full-court press involving all public health tactics known to prevent Ebola transmission will be required to quell the current West African epidemic, a new study reports. Four practices in particular — burying the Ebola-infected dead in a hygienic way, immediately isolating new patients, tracing people [...]

  • FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 10 and 25 from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B bacteria. The [...]

  • Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women’s Infection After All

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of vaginosis, a vaginal infection that’s especially common in younger women. The findings counter other research that suggests higher vitamin D levels could boost the immune system as it tries to fight off [...]

  • Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports. But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and screening is not routine, said study lead researcher Dr. Julie Goderis, of University [...]

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