Cold, Flu, and Sinus
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Cold, Flu, and Sinus News
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new report on a Texas infant who died from Legionnaires’ disease after being born in a whirlpool tub highlights the potential dangers of having a “water birth.” It’s not clear if the baby was infected with the respiratory illness via the well water in the [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A screening test has identified more than 50 drugs that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report. The drugs, which are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, all showed promise in preventing the Ebola virus from entering human cells, where [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film. Meanwhile, an outbreak of mumps has hit the National Hockey League, sidelining more than a dozen players and two referees. These are considered kids’ diseases. Most adults have vivid, fretful [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many Ebola survivors in West Africa face major challenges and need support to help them cope, two new studies report. There are now thousands of Ebola survivors, according to the new research. These survivors have to deal with stigma, income loss, long-term concerns about their mental and physical health, [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the world of infectious diseases, one worrisome phenomenon is when an illness that originated in animals jumps over into people. The process — known as zoonosis — is not uncommon and keeps researchers on their toes as they look for signs that an animal-borne disease [...]