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Leishmania, persistent infection, Latent Infection, Immune System

Persistent Infection Keeps Immune Memory Sharp, Leading to Long-Term Protection

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Microbes can persist in people for years after an illness, even in people who are healthy and immune to recurrence. Now, researchers have found a clue to this seeming paradox: Persistent microbes are constantly multiplying and being killed, keeping the immune system prepared for any new encounters.

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Physical Therapy, Rehabiliation

Harris Health Occupational Therapist Receives Horizon Award

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Catherine Graves, a registered occupational therapist at Harris Health System, received the Horizon Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The award is given to a practitioner with less than five years of experience and who has made great contributions to the profession.

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Health, health reform, Insurance, Afforable Care Act

Access to Health Care Strengthens Communities

New research on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. Vanderbilt professor Tara McKay was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust, support and other issues in communities where members are uninsured.

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Vaccine, Pneumonia Vaccinations, flu, Whooping Cough, Shingles, shingles prevention, Flu Prevention, Pneumonia, Prevnar, Tdap

FOUR Important Vaccines Adults Shouldn’t Skip

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. Older adults and seniors need protection against infectious illnesses just like children do. Dr. Cathleen Veach lists the four most important vaccines for adults.

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School

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Opinions among parents differ when it comes to how sick is too sick to stay home, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids missing tests.

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"Mysterious" Non-Protein-Coding RNAs Play Important Roles in Gene Expression, NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations, and More in the Cancer News Source

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UTHealth Neonatal Researcher Funded by NIH to Study Plastic Products Used in NICUs

The impact of the chemicals in the plastic products used in pediatric intensive care units will be the focus of a new $1 million study led by Andrea Duncan, M.D., M.S.ClinRes, associate professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and an attending physician with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Ben Stiller's Surgeon Edward Schaeffer, MD Is Available to Discuss New Prostate Cancer PSA Testing Study

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Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission, Despite Low Profile, Zika Remains a High Concern, T Cells Join the Fight Against Zika, and More in the Zika Virus News Source

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HOPA Applauds Reintroduction of Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) applauds Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA) for introducing S. 109, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.

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Indoor Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, cookstoves, Pregnancy and Hypertension, Developing Countries, Global Health, Clean Fuel, clean-burning fuel, Kerosene, wood burning

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

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Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Nigeria: Clean-Burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers

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In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.

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Regulation, Medical Regulation, Medicine, Medicine And Health, medical license, Opiods, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, state regulations, Donald Trump, Health Policy And Public Health, Health Policy

FSMB Outlines Medical Regulation Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) President and CEO, Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, sent a letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump, outlining FSMB's medical regulation priorities.

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DOE JGI Database of DNA Viruses and Retroviruses Debuts on IMG Platform

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In a series of four articles published in the Database issue of the Nucleic Acids Research journal, DOE JGI researchers report on the latest updates to several publicly accessible databases and computational tools that benefit the global community of microbial researchers.

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University of Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission

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Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study today in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation's first locally-transmitted case of Zika.

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Researchers Create Mosquito Resistant to Dengue Virus

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly children.

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Michigan Tech, Adrienne Minerick, Lynn Mazzoleni, Maryam Khaksari, Health & Wellness, Tears, Nutrient Deficiencies, Vitamins, Chemical Engineering

Crybaby: The Vitamins in Your Tears

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Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? Testing for nutritional deficiencies in blood can be invasive and expensive. A team led by Michigan Technological University explored what it takes to switch to tears instead and their study focuses on the nutritional connection between infants and parents.

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Pandemics, Preparedness, President, New Administration, Global Health

Global Health Experts Advise Advance Planning for Inevitable Pandemic

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At “Pandemic Preparedness in the Next US Presidential Administration,” a gathering of students and global health experts from academia, government and advocacy at Georgetown on January 10, Anthony S. Fauci, MD, and other global health leaders encouraged the incoming Trump administration to plan ahead.







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