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Older Americans should “stock up” on groceries and medications as coronavirus spreads, CDC warns

Older Americans should "stock up" on groceries and medications as coronavirus spreads, CDC warns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some advice for older Americans who are at a higher risk of getting “very sick” from coronavirus: “Stock up on supplies” and consider taking steps to avoid crowds. Here is a rundown of the latest guidance and a look at who is most …

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Every American Adult Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C: Task Force

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Every adult in the United States should be tested for hepatitis C as part of their basic health care, an influential panel of preventive medical experts says. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that screening for hepatitis …

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Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Obama Defends Health Care Law, Offers Fixes

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with adult stem cells harvested from blood or bone marrow may benefit some patients with certain kinds of cardiovascular disorders and autoimmune diseases, a new U.S. analysis shows. There are two types of stem cells, according to background information in the study. Embryonic …

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C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born by cesarean section seem more likely to be overweight or obese later in life, a new study contends. The odds of being overweight are 26 percent higher for cesarean babies than those born vaginally, found researchers at Imperial College London, in …

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Study Casts Doubt on Need for Adult Boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria

News Picture: Study Casts Doubt on Need for Adult Boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Countering a U.S. government advisory, a new study suggests that adults may not need regular booster shots for tetanus and diphtheria if they received a complete vaccination series as children. Researchers compared data gathered from millions of …

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No Need for Adult Tetanus, Diphtheria Shots

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Countering a U.S. government advisory, a new study suggests that adults may not need regular booster shots for tetanus and diphtheria if they received a complete vaccination series as children. Researchers compared data gathered from millions …

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Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia

Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental therapy that genetically tweaks the immune system may effectively treat a type of adult leukemia that often has a grim prognosis. Researchers found that of 16 patients with advanced B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 88 percent went …

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Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Premature infants face a number of challenges, including a known risk of language delay. But a new study suggests that exposing “preemies” to more adult language in the neonatal intensive care unit can increase their language abilities at 18 …

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Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

News Picture: Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers from Denmark are suggesting a potential — and unusual — risk factor for stroke: Being short as a kid. The investigators found that men and women who had been about 2 inches taller than average at age 7 …

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Possible Gap Seen in Adult Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors

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FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many primary care doctors feel they’re not prepared to deal with adult survivors of childhood cancer, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed internists — primary care doctors for adults — across the country and found that 51 percent of respondents said they had …

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