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  • Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines’ Effectiveness: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Despite this success, measles — a highly contagious disease — is seeing a recurrence in [...]

  • Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness. The tsetse fly is the only insect that transmits the disease, which threatens the health and lives of millions of people and decimates livestock herds in [...]

  • Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using frozen material for fecal transplants is as effective as fresh material in curing people with chronic diarrhea caused by recurrent infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria, according to a small new study. Each year in the United States, C. difficile causes 250,000 infections requiring hospitalization and 14,000 deaths. Fecal [...]

  • Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids’ responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds. ER doctors issued about 560,000 to 880,000 prescriptions [...]

  • Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it. Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year, says a team of scientists that spent 10 years [...]

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