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Flu jab 2019: Is the flu jab a live vaccine? Difference between active and inactive jabs – Express

Flu jab 2019: Is the flu jab a live vaccine? Difference between active and inactive jabs – Express

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The egg-grown quadrivalent vaccineThe egg-grown quadrivalent vaccine is an inactivated vaccine given to young people aged six months to two years old.The jab is used to protect against four different flu strains.The live attenuated influenza vaccineLive attenuated influenza vaccines are the only available live flu jabs, given to children aged two to 17 years old.The vaccine is administered via a nasal spray but is not recommended for children under the age of two.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms – Medical News Today

Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms – Medical News Today

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In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed.Is there a link between healthful food and good mental health? Science has now clearly established the impact of poor diet on overall physical health. Consuming large amounts of processed and sugary foods increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. More recently, researchers have begun to focus on the impact of healthful or unhealthful eating on mental health. In fact, as the authors of the latest study explain, diet is now considered a "modifiable risk factor for depression." Although evidence is mounting, most ...
'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer – BBC News

'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer – BBC News

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One in four patients with secondary breast cancer had to visit their GP three or more times before they got a diagnosis, a survey suggests.A breast cancer charity said there should be more awareness that the disease can spread to other parts of the body.GPs said they were doing their best for patients but symptoms could be difficult to spot.In the UK, 35,000 people are living with the incurable form of the disease.Breast Cancer Now said it was "unacceptable" that some people whose cancer had spread were not getting early access to treatments which could alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life."For too long now, the worrying perception that everyone survives breast cancer has masked the heartbreaking reality for 11,5...
Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections – Reuters

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections – Reuters

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. Jeffrey Manzanares, 33, lies in the intensive care unit of the University of Utah Hospital while being treated for vaping injury and other lung infections in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. in September 2019 and provided October 10, 2019. Courtesy of Marisela Trujillo via REUTERSThe updated guidance will also advise physicians on how to diagnose and manage patients who may have both a lung infection and a vaping injury. Dr. Ram Koppaka, a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said doctors need to be aware that there is an overlap between the early symptoms of v...
Suit claims NJ nurses gave patients Benadryl to make them fall asleep, create less work – WABC-TV

Suit claims NJ nurses gave patients Benadryl to make them fall asleep, create less work – WABC-TV

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LONG BRANCH, New Jersey (WABC) -- A possible scandal is brewing at a major hospital in New Jersey.There are allegations that the psychiatric unit staff at Monmouth Medical Center falsified medical records and gave patients Benadryl to make them fall asleep to create less work.The whistleblowing nurse is now suing, claiming she was punished for raising these issues. Plaintiff Patricia Moran had worked at the hospital for 31 years, and according to her attorney, was considered a model employee until she complained."Her reasoning is that the reason the nurses were giving the patients Benadryl was to make them drowsy or to make them sleep," said Attorney Matthew LuberAfter making the troubling practice known to her bosses, the suit says Moran was the victim of retaliation because she was floa...
New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient – Fox News

New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient – Fox News

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A vaccine undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic has reportedly removed cancer cells in a breast cancer patient.Florida resident Lee Mercker became the first patient to participate in a clinical trial for a new vaccine after being diagnosed in March with early-stages of the disease.She told First Coast News she had “DCIS stage zero” breast cancer, meaning the cancer cells had not yet spread. She was left with three options -- have a lumpectomy where the cancer cells are removed, undergo a mastectomy where the breasts are removed, or join a clinical trial for a potentially life-saving vaccine to kill the cells and prevent them from coming back.FORMER NFL RUNNING BACK DEANGELO WILLIAMS SPONSORS 500 MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS AFTER MOM'S BREAST CANCER DEATH“I signed on the
Thanks to Trump, STD rates hit a record high – Salon

Thanks to Trump, STD rates hit a record high – Salon

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On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an annual report revealing that the number of combined reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia reached a record high last year. Titled "Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report", the report noted that in 2018, there were more than 2.4 million syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia infections combined — an increase of more than 100,000 from the previous year. There was also a 71 percent increase in syphilis cases since 2014, along with a 22 percent increase from 2017 in the number of newborn deaths related to congenital syphilis.Advertisement: The CDC said the rise in newborn deaths caused by congenital syphilis, which is passed from mother to child during pregnancy, is connected to rising syphilis rat
This teen had a disease so rare, it didn't have a name. His legacy could help countless others – NBCNews.com

This teen had a disease so rare, it didn't have a name. His legacy could help countless others – NBCNews.com

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For the last seven years, a rare neurological disorder ravaged Mitchell Herndon's body.As the condition — a genetic mutation diagnosed in only a few people in the world — robbed the Missouri teen of his ability to walk, took his hearing and then his eyesight, Herndon made a decision: If the disease killed him, he would donate his body to science in the hopes of saving others.Last Wednesday, just days before a potentially life-saving drug would have been made available to him, Herndon, 19, died. Abiding by his wishes, Herndon's family chose to gift his body to Washington University in St. Louis for research into neuro-muscular diseases — something that doctors say will be invaluable for advancing the understanding of more than his own disorder."It's an incredible tool which he has donated.
Chronic Pain Patients Shouldn't Have Opioids Abruptly Tapered, Says New Guidance : Shots – Health News – NPR

Chronic Pain Patients Shouldn't Have Opioids Abruptly Tapered, Says New Guidance : Shots – Health News – NPR

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Enlarge this image Sometimes doctors rapidly taper their chronic pain patients' opioid doses. Now a federal agency recommends against this. Douglas Sacha/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Douglas Sacha/Getty Images There's no doubt that opioids have been massively overprescribed in U.S. In the haste to address the epidemic, there's been pressure on doctors to reduce prescriptions of these drugs — and in fact prescriptions are declining. But along the way, some chronic pain pat