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Zika Virus don’t stop at Microcephaly

Dec
04

Date: December 4th, 2016

Zika virus has been rapidly spreading and new cases have been reported in Southeast Asia and Florida. The knowledge of the virus is widely known and most people are already aware that the most damaging effect of the virus is on development of the foetus during pregnancy.

Hearts Impacted by Fitful Sleep

Dec
02

Date: December 2nd, 2016

The researchers measured the loss of sleep both objectively and subjectively. They found out that there is a link between the thickening of the artery walls and the building up of plaque in the blood vessels.

A lead researcher and director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, Rebecca Thurston said that the research results show that short or poor sleep leads to an increase in heart attack and stroke. She added that the increased risk is between moderate and small, it is not large.

Teens with Western origin more prone to CD

Nov
30

Date: November 30th, 2016

The study was done on over 2 million teens who were subjected to medical examination for more than two decades. It found out that celiac has become a common diagnostic disease now more than in the past.

What is Celiac Disease?

Abbreviated as CD, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to damages of the small intestines and thus interfering with the absorption of food nutrients. Individuals suffering from CD have to keep off from gluten, rye and barley. If the correct diet is not followed, CD can turn out to be complicated causing malnutrition, infertility, low bone density and lactose intolerance.

Heart Failure Risks

Nov
28

Date: November 28th, 2016

These kinds of medicines are categorized under a group of painkillers referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medicines have the potential of increasing someone’s relative risk of encountering a heart failure. The risk is about 20 percent as per the analysis of medical records containing data of about 10 million patients.

Whistleblower says CDC is using wrong Zika test

Nov
26

Date: November 26th, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some of the top experts fighting against Zika virus. The CDC lab develops tests to diagnose viral diseases like Zika that are transmitted via fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. This fraction is headed by a chief, Robert Lanciotti.

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