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Yet another whooping fall falls on a Lexington high school

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has announced yet another whooping case at a Lexington high school. File The ninth confirmed case in Lexington appeared at Paul Laurence Dunbar Gymnasium. This is the third case in the school year and two of the three cases originated in Dunbar. The second case came from Frederick Douglass High School. …

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Breastfeeding tied to lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Women who are breast-feeding may be less likely to develop diabetes and high blood pressure, a research review suggests. Investigators examined data from four previous studies that looked at the relationship between breastfeeding and diabetes in a total of 206,000 women. They also analyzed data from five previous studies on the link between breastfeeding …

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LA County reports the first influenza death of the season

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (KABC) – Los Angeles County health officials on Monday confirmed the county's first flu-related deaths during the 2019-20 season. The patient was a middle-aged person with an underlying health condition, according to the county's Department of Public Health. During the 2018-19 season, there were 125 influenza-related deaths in the county. RELATED: Influenza killed 42 Californians since September …

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How to avoid toxic metals in your child's food (and yours)

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Upset by reports that up to 95% of baby foods contain one or more toxic heavy metals, including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury? Here is the good news: There are steps you can take to reduce your child's exposure to these toxic metals and thereby improve your own health and your entire family. "There is definitely something …

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Study information diet as fuel anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

A new study from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands describes the type of diet that has been shown to drive the growth of healthy gut bacteria, especially strains that have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. The results are not very surprising – that is, you have to eat a healthy diet if you want a healthy gut. …

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L.A.. county officials report the first flu-related death season in the 2019-2020 season

A sign announcing flu shots appears in a Walgreens phramacy on January 22, 2018 in San Francisco. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) A billboard announcing flu shots appears at a Walgreens phramacy on January 22, 2018 in San Francisco. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) The Los Angeles County Health Ombudsman reported on Monday the first influenza-related death during …

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Legionnaires' disease linked to Hot Tubs Kills Four in North Carolina

Four people are now dead from a Legionnaires outbreak linked to a hot tub at a trade show. North Carolina Health officials confirmed that 141 cases have been reported, of which 94 were hospitalized as a result of the outbreak, at the top of the four fatalities. The investigators determined that most of the patients attended the North Carolina State …

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Controversial fecal transplants brought relief to 50% IBS sufferers

Fecal transplants from 'super donors' could help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, a new study finds. Researchers found that transferring fecal samples from these very healthy donors into IBS patients improved symptoms in more than 80 percent. [19659002] What's more, nearly half of patients went into symptom remission – meaning they no longer experienced cramping, stomach pain or bloating. …

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