Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes

Common viruses pose a serious threat in nursing homes, often sabotaging standard infection control measures, a new case study suggests. "Long-term care facilities have unique challenges. Infection-control policies from acute care hospitals cannot simply be mirrored in this setting and expected Read more

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

A type of e-cigarette called a vape pen can trigger the urge to smoke among young adults as much as seeing someone smoke cigarettes, a new study contends. "The new e-cigarettes, known as vape pens, are now larger and more powerful Read more

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery

Here's yet another reason to watch your child's weight: Overweight and obese kids seem to be more likely than others to develop a wound infection after surgery, a new study suggests. Researchers have already documented this connection in adults. But, "research Read more

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

A Nevada woman in her 70s who'd recently returned from India died in September from a "superbug" infection that resisted all antibiotics, according to a report released Friday. The case raises concern about the spread of such infections, which have become Read more

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Women's Health

Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnancy

Healthy eating is vitally important during pregnancy to provide your baby with what it needs to grow and be healthy. Pregnant women need 300 extra calories per day..


 
 
 
 
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