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The best blood pressure monitors for at-home use

Shopping for the best blood pressure monitor? Good for you. It's never too early to start taking readings and monitoring your blood pressure level; A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that people who have high blood pressure, or hypertension, before age 40 are at increased risk of heart disease later in life. But …

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Stem cells from dozens of child cancer patients lost after freezer malfunction, hospital claims

Stem cells, taken from the blood of 56 cancer patients in Los Angeles, were lost when the hospital freezer where they were stored was malfunctioning, administrators said Wednesday. Stem cells were taken from patients at a children's hospital in Los Angeles (CHLA) before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. They were placed in long-term storage in case their cancer ever returned. "One …

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DPH announces the 12th EEE case with humans; The state now says only 3 have confirmed deaths from EEE

Today, a 12th Massachusetts resident has contracted Eastern equine encephalitis, according to state health officials. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health also said it incorrectly reported a fourth death Wednesday from the virus. "Based on a false report submitted by the hospital, DPH was informed that the fourth death was incorrectly reported and the official death toll remains at three …

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"Why Should I Stop Working Just Because I Have Dementia?"

Image caption Every time IT consultant Doug Banks goes to a job interview, it seems to be the same It is not uncommon for people of working age to be diagnosed with dementia. Many are perfectly capable of lasting for years, but employers are often unaware of it. Whenever IT consultant Doug Banks goes to a job interview – and …

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The stem cells of pediatric cancer patients are destroyed after a malfunction in the freezer

Blood stem cells from 56 pediatric cancer patients stored in a long-term freezer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital for use in possible future treatments were destroyed when temperature sensors failed earlier this month. The hospital also admitted that they had In a statement Wednesday, the hospital indicated that the cells were harvested for routine reasons and that none of the …

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Ministry of Health updates the number of confirmed cases of outbreaks of Legionellosis – WLOS

The Department of Health updates the number of confirmed cases of the WLOS Legionellosis epidemic The number of Legionnaires' disease cases in a North Carolina state fire has increased to 25 CNN Chester Officers issue decision not to routinely maintain cooling towers WTVR CBS 6 News Update: Henderson County confirms that Legionnaire cases increase from 6 to 13 WLOS Legionnaire's …

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Buying Birth Control Online Can Be Quick, Affordable, and Safe, Study Finds

Photo : AP Images For those antsy about getting their birth control online, a new Study should offer some reassurance. With the help of secret shoppers, researchers found that several online sites and apps that prescribed contraceptives were generally affordable, timely, and safe. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of California Davis teamed up for the study, published …

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EEE Reaches Kent, NJ; kill animals

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The rare but mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis has reached the counties of Kent and Newago. The Kent County Health Department confirmed its first EEE case on Thursday. Health officials say the deer was infected by the virus and died, according to necropsy results published by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. MDHHS also …

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