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Cold, Flu, and Sinus News

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The discovery doesn’t prove the Zika virus is the cause of thousands of [...]

  • Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China. Since bird flu first appeared in eastern China in 2013, nearly 700 people have been infected, the study authors said. Almost 300 people have died as [...]

  • Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows. The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 [...]

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

    The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains—believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus—typically face a lifetime of health challenges.

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report. Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a significant association between the flu and new cases of atrial fibrillation, a condition that [...]

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