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Traveler's diarrhea is the most common travel-related illness, the FDA says, affecting up to 40% of travelers worldwide annually.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 1:50 am
As of mid-November, the CDC says it had confirmed 430 cases of AFM in 46 states since 2014. Of those, 106 are from 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 9:49 pm
In this case, romaine lettuce means any kind of romaine: whole heads, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 9:30 pm
Thirty-six students at Asheville Waldorf School were diagnosed with the disease last Friday, BBC News reported.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:44 pm
The recall is for 21 boxes bought after Nov. 5 at Super Target Stores in Omaha and Lincoln. Neb., and in Wichita, Kansas, and at P-Fresh stores in St. Louis and Blue Springs, Missouri.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 2:18 pm
A recent review studies from the last decade found no cases of HIV transmission when the HIV-positive partner was on drug "cocktails" that were keeping the virus suppressed.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 9:17 pm
Researchers have found that people who were bullied at work had a 59 percent higher risk of heart disease than those not exposed to bullying.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
Nearly 8 out of 10 medications Americans take have some component made abroad, largely in developing industrial powers China and India.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 4:53 pm
The agency issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas who were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 2:44 pm
Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 2:15 pm

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American Heart Association

We commend the FDA for recognizing the grave threat posed by electronic cigarettes on our children, and for imposing restrictions on manufacturers. But limiting the sale of e-cigarettes is not enough – the FDA should also remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market and prohibit companies from marketing their products in ways that appeal to kids.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:14 pm
People who learn Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Hands-Only CPR) using a five-minute, kiosk-based program performed CPR as well as those who attended a 30-minute, facilitator-led training session, according to new research by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, published today in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:30 pm
CHICAGO, November 12, 2018 - American Heart Association President Ivor Benjamin, M.D. FAHA, issued the following comments on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released at...
Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:01 pm
The American Heart Association (AHA) presented its Chairman’s Award for 2018 saluting excellence in volunteer service to Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., of Seattle, Washington, “for contributions to this Association that are remarkable in their breadth and depth.”
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am
The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology presented its James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology to Judith S. Hochman, M.D., of New York University School of Medicine in New York City, “for her important contributions in the field of ischemic heart disease throughout a distinguished career.”
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am
The American Heart Association has awarded its Population Research Prize for 2018 to Mary Cushman, M.D., of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington, “for contributions to our understanding of the causes of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, venous thrombosis, stroke and risk factors for these diseases, with emphasis on understanding racial disparities.”
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am
The American Heart Association (AHA) today presented its 2018 Research Achievement Award to Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “for his dynamic leadership of studies of cardiovascular health and disease, especially in minority populations.”
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am
The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded its Clinical Research Prize for 2018 to William R. Hiatt, M.D., of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, for clinical studies that have “greatly expanded” the understanding of the causes and treatment of peripheral artery disease.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am
The American Heart Association (AHA) has presented its Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award to Robert M. Califf, M.D., of the Duke University School of Medicine, “for his intense dedication to the successful teaching and mentoring of a legion of trainees and clinicians who have gone on to engage in a worldwide assault on cardiovascular diseases through the integration of research, education and clinical practice.”
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am
The American Heart Association has presented its Joseph A. Vita Award to Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School in Boston, “for his highly significant discoveries elucidating the inherited basis for a cardiovascular disease, particularly early heart attack, and translating these findings into biological and therapeutic insights.”
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:00 am

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