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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 ...
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The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact their veterinarians if their pets display symptoms of the virus. California is one of several states that has reported outbreaks of dog flu, also known as canine influenza, over the past several months. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, which monitors reports of dog flu around the country, confirmed that six dogs have tested positive for the canine influenza H3N2 virus in California in the last 45 days. Although there is also an H3N2 strain of human seasonal ...
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San Diego County officials declare end to Hepatitis A emergency after no new deaths reported since October
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CONCLUSIONS: The factor structure of the RPQ changes over time; however, it was relatively stable from 6 to 12-months post-injury. Subject to further evaluation, assessments conducted from 6 months could consider using these two factors as subscales. Changing the factor structure of RPQ before 6 months suggests that timing of assessment should be considered in applying these factors. PMID: 29355392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Differentiated care for mothers and infants represents an opportunity to provide client-centred care that reduces the burden on clients and health systems while improving the quality and uptake of services for families. However, with decreasing funding, stable HIV incidence, and aspirations for sustainability, it is critical to consider efficient, customized and cost-effective models of care for these populations as we aspire to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. PMID: 29356376 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Chinese mothers who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver preterm infants than women who live where the air is cleaner, a recent study suggests.
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Conclusions:Complex phenotype features may be involved in the pathophysiology of AIH, accounting for changes in immune system regulation mechanisms. In conclusion, even after good response to treatment, patients still have immune activity signals at the cellular level. Objective: The pathophysiology of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) may involve the activation of immune cells and changes in the expression of cellular markers. The aim of the present study was to characterize the immunophenotype markers of lymphocytes and monocytes in the peripheral blood of children and adolescents with type 1 AIH and AIH overlap with sclero...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conclusions:Pediatric PSC patients cared for at a regional referral center had relatively mild disease compared with previously published reports, with low MRCP stricture scores despite significant liver fibrosis. Liver tests at presentation did not correlate with MRCP stricture score or liver fibrosis stage, suggesting the need for future studies to identify potential biomarkers of disease severity. Objectives: The aims of this study were to characterize pediatric primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) at a regional referral-based institution, including scoring of biliary stricturing and liver fibrosis and correlation a...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Paediatric autoimmune liver disease is characterized by inflammatory liver histology, circulating autoantibodies, and increased levels of IgG, in the absence of a known etiology. Three conditions have a likely autoimmune pathogenesis: autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis, and de novo AIH after liver transplantation. Two types of pediatric AIH are recognized according to seropositivity for smooth muscle and/or antinuclear antibody (AIH-1) or liver kidney microsomal type 1 and/or anti-liver cytosol type 1 antibodies (AIH-2). Pertinent issues addressing the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term follow-...
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Certified sleep science coach Chris Brantner explains why seven to eight hours of sleep each night is the best way to fight off this year's vaccine-resistant flu.
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