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Legionnaires' disease reported at Macomb County hospital

CLOSE A CDC microbiologist examines a plate for Legionella growth. (Photo: Courtesy of the CDC) Two government health departments are investigating a Macomb County hospital after several cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported. The Macomb County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are probing McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, seeking the source of …

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Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor

Image copyright Getty Images Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says. In her final report as CMO, Dame Sally Davies also called for tighter restrictions on advertising and takeaways. She said families needed more help to make healthier choices. And she urged ministers …

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7 Legionnaire Diseases Investigated at McLaren Macomb Hospital

(WXYZ) – Officials from the Macomb County Department of Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are investigating what may be the seven possible cases of Legionnaires' disease at McLaren Macomb Hospital. Cases have been reported since late July, with six of the seven cases reported since mid-September. Officials emphasize that the investigation is ongoing and no …

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Smoking only a few cigarettes every day can damage your lungs

Smoking just a few cigarettes every day is as bad for your lungs as burning through two packs University of Columbia experts tested the lung function of 25,000 volunteers It decreased by 11.24 ml / year more for heavy smokers – 30 per day – for non-smokers The drop is 7.65ml / year for those who have five or fewer …

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Mom Can Receive $ 245K for 'Miscarriage' Solution

A United Kingdom woman who says she would have aborted her son if she knew she had Down Syndrome during her pregnancy could receive nearly $ 245,000 from the country's National Health Service after the court ruled ruled in her favor, according to a new report. [19659002] 33-year-old Edita Mordel, who is originally from Poland and lives in Reading, Berkshire, …

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What You Eat Can Help Improve Your Mood, New Study Results: Salt: NPR

Depression symptoms decline significantly in a group of young adults who have been eating Mediterranean-style diets for three weeks. This is the latest study to show that food can affect mental health. Claudia Totir / Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Claudia Totir / Getty Images Depression symptoms decline significantly in a group of young adults who have been eating …

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A measles case confirmed in Boston, the Public Health Commission says

measles cases have been confirmed in Boston, according to city health officials. The Boston Public Health Commission said measles was diagnosed in a Boston resident Sunday. During the infectious period, the individual went to places where other people may be exposed. The exposure of this individual may have occurred at the following locations and times in Boston: Friday from 1:30 …

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Dog Ownership Related to Longer Life After Heart Attack and Stroke Launches American Heart Association Studies

Dog owners may benefit from new research on the potential health benefits of having a dog. According to two new studies from the American Heart Association, having a dog is associated with an increased likelihood of living longer, especially among people who have previously had a heart attack or stroke. The findings were published in Circulation: Cardiovas Quality and Outitions, …

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Mom details "healthy" blue "scary" flu battle: "It was really sad"

A British mother warns others about the dangers of the flu after her 8-year-old son is hospitalized with the virus. Janine Riley, 44, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, told South West News Service (SWNS) that her son Henry – whom she described as a "fit and tough" boy who likes to play rugby – recently went home complaining get from stomach aches. …

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