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Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea

Image Yet another reason to drink coffee: a new study suggests it may be good for the embodied. Researchers have studied the effect of drinking coffee on the risk of rosacea, a chronic skin disease that causes facial flushing in about 5% of the population. Scientists used data on 82,737 women who participated in a large health study between 1991 …

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AP Explains: Why Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

JOHANNESBURG – The World Health Organization announced today that the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Congo should be declared a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers who sometimes turns violent and confirmed …

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Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Champaign, Ill. may be linked to church wedding | Metro

ILLINOIS • Six residents in the Champaign area were diagnosed in an outbreak of a legionnaires' disease that could be linked to a church marriage. Residents have all been diagnosed since September 15th. One of the possible sources investigated are the first Christian church in Champaign, where the sick people were involved in wedding activities, according to state health officials. …

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Second horse dies of mosquito-borne EEE virus in Oswego

OSWEGO, N.Y. – A horse in Williamstown died of eastern equine encephalitis, the second horse in Oswego County killed this year by the virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The horse died on October 5 and the diagnosis of EEE was confirmed by the results of the tests released Monday by the State Department of Health. Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng …

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CDC investigating more than 100 cases of polio-like illness

Enabling Javascript to watch this video The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the rest continues to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the …

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Younger children in class may wrongly get ADHD label

Photo: Flickr Younger children in classrooms are more likely to be misdiagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates, according to a study. ADHD is a chronic condition that includes difficulty in attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Teachers around the world are confusing the immaturity of younger children in their ADHD class. Although teachers do not diagnose it, they …

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Virginia woman accused of drugging child to pass urine test

RADFORD, Va. (AP) – A woman from Virginia is accused of giving her boyfriend's 10-year-old son a drug to treat opiate addiction so she can use her urine to pass an anti-drug test. Roanoke Times reports that 29-year-old Katie Sowers Hinkley is accused of distributing a Schedule III drug to a minor. Commonwealth attorney Jason Annis and representatives say Hinkley …

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