Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics

Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) and then take a look at all the vaccines suggested specifically for Brazil. In addition to the routine ones like the flu shot and chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends Hepatitis A and Typhoid (the latter is especially recommended for “adventurous” eaters). Depending on your activities and where you’re staying, you might also consider vaccines for Yellow Fever and Hepatitis B, as well as preventive medications for malaria. "Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with varied disease risks depending on where they plan on going in the country,” says travel medicine expert Tania Gregorian, an assistant professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy and faculty at Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation. "For example, planning a trip into the Amazon requires different preparation ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We report a case of a pregnant woman who developed Horner's syndrome and paresthesia within the distribution of the trigeminal nerve following epidural analgesia for the relief of labor pain.ResumoA analgesia peridural é hoje em dia um procedimento comum para analgesia do trabalho de parto. Embora seja considerada uma técnica segura, não está isenta de complicações. A síndrome de Horner e a parestesia do território do nervo trigêmeo são complicações raras da analgesia peridural. Relatamos um caso de uma grávida que desenvolveu a s&iac...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn order to prevent obstetrical complications and establish the optimal combination therapy, the knowledge at preconception or at the beginning of pregnancy of risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcome could be a crucial step for management and treatment of APS. In addition, in the preconception assessment a regimen with low-dose aspirin, folic acid, and vitamin D supplementation should be offered, and a treatment strategy has to be established (conventional vs additional therapy). In fact, additional treatment has to be tailored for each patient.
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
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Packed with iron, iodine, vitamin B12, vitamin D, folate and choline, the rich nutritional composition of eggs means that they can supply most of the key nutrients required during pregnancy.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Objective The aim was to perform exploratory research on the application of technetium phytate (99mTc-Phy) portal perfusion index (PPI) imaging in predicting the complications of hepatitis B cirrhosis and their severity. Patients and methods A total of 65 hepatitis B cirrhosis patients were stratified, respectively, into three groups from classes A to C according to Child–Pugh scores and five groups from stages 1 to 5 according to the five-stage prognostic system. PPIs were compared and analyzed, respectively, among the three and five groups. The correlations between PPIs and major biochemical indices of liver f...
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Edahiro Y, Ando J, Suzuki T, Fukumura Y, Masuda A, Sakayori S, Takeda J, Maruyama Y, Makino S, Itakura A, Komatsu N Abstract Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis, mainly occur in older patients, but have also been reported in younger patients. A "second peak" occurs in female patients in their thirties, particularly in ET; thus, the management of pregnancy is often discussed. We herein present the case of a 33-year-old woman with a high platelet count and multiple placental infarcts during delivery who was subs...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 August 2018Source: Cell Reports, Volume 24, Issue 7Author(s): Michelle Meyer, Asuka Yoshida, Palaniappan Ramanathan, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Peter L. Collins, James E. Crowe, Siba Samal, Alexander BukreyevSummaryComparative immune response profiling is important for selecting next-generation vaccines. We comprehensively evaluated the antibody responses from a panel of nine respiratory vaccines against Ebola virus (EBOV) derived from human and avian paramyxoviruses expressing EBOV glycoprotein (GP). Most vaccines were protective in guinea pigs but yielded antibody repertoires that differed in proportion ...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Charlotte Héricé, Amisha Patel, Shuzo SakataAbstractRapid eye movement (REM) sleep or paradoxical sleep is an elusive behavioral state. Since its discovery in the 1950s, our knowledge of the neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides underlying REM sleep regulation has continually evolved in parallel with the development of novel technologies. Although the pons was initially discovered to be responsible for REM sleep, it has since been revealed that many components in the hypothalamus, midbrain, pons, and medulla a...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research
PMID: 30099899 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research
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