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Electronic Health Records used to combat Zika Virus


Date: October 15th, 2016

Most clinicians do get frustrated with the electronic health records but there are times when they become of some use. One of such cases was witnessed in the war against Zika virus – and to be specific in Miami. Fear is all over that the Zika virus is on a spread spree. That prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do what it has not done ever before; advise travelers not to go to a location in the continental U.S. The CDC issued a travel advisory for the pregnant women, those with plans to get pregnant and their partners residing within or travelling to the Miami neighborhood – Wynwood. The advisory asked them to keep off the areas if possible and also get tested and take precautions.

Most U.S. Women are overweight before pregnancy


Date: October 13th, 2016

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found out that for the women who got pregnant in 2014, over 50 percent of them were either obese or overweight. A top researcher Amy Branum said that the report for the first time concentrated on Body Mass Index and it’s disappointing to see the negative results. She works as a statistician at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. For the researcher to get a broader picture of the situation, they included all the states except Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Babies Have Easy Access to Household Cleaning Products


Date: October 11th, 2016

The study was done basing on the visits that the U.S. emergency department has made in certain years of age. Researchers found out that workplace chemical ranked high as the major causes of potentially blinding eye accidents. Dr. Sterling who was the research leader said that the major culprits in children are the household cleaners. He added that previous research has implicated spray bottles.

Research Reveals longer Telomeres in Breastfed Babies


Date: October 9th, 2016

Telomeres are DNA stretches, which protect genes from getting damaged by capping the chromosomes ends. You can compare them to the plastic coverings at the end of the shoelaces. As people grow older and their cells divide, the length of the telomeres becomes shorter. Chronic illnesses like diabetes in adults are linked to shorter telomeres. There are past studies, which have associated telomeres with longevity. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a new research that the length of the telomere is early life may be malleable. The finding is that children who took breast milk in the first 4 to 6 weeks after birth had longer telomeres than those who took sugar water, teas, juice or formula.

American Citizens Weigh Heavier than before


Date: October 7th, 2016

From the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has gained 15 extra pounds but still maintained the same height. The study has found out that even 11-year olds are victims of this weight increase. Boys have gained an inch in height and put on 13.5 pounds while the girls haven’t grown taller and added 7 pounds. When compared depending on the race, the blacks recorded more weight gain averagely. The black women added 22 pounds and remained unchanged in height. On the other hand, black men added one-fifth inch and 18 pounds compared to two past decades.

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