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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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In 1961, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined preterm birth (PTB) as birth before 37 completed weeks of gestation.1 Since which time, the rate of PTB has not decreased, albeit that the risk factors for PTB such as obesity, substance abuse and multiple pregnancy have increased. Thirty-seven weeks gestation was chosen because at this gestational age, 2500g represents the 10th centile for birth weight, and provides the definition of low birth weight (LBW). However, while 60% of PTBs occur after 35 completed weeks of gestation, about 90% of the associated morbidity and mortality occurs before this time.
Source: Seminars in Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antibiotics and antiviral medicine. Within a week, officials had closed a major hospital and schools and […]Related:U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four women have an abortionState laws have reduced concussion risks in high school kids, study findsCutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer
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[ANGOP] Luanda -The Council of Christian Churches in Angola (CICA) will implement a malaria prevention programme in the provinces of Cunene and Cuando Cubango.
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[CAJ News] Kampala -THE disappearance of a man wanted for monitoring is stalling efforts to contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Uganda. He is a brother to two victims that have died of the disease, including a 50-year-old woman whom she transported to the hospital and took the body back home for burial. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Rapid Response team from the country office has reached Kween district east of Uganda, the epicentre of the outbreak but the disappearance of the man is cause fo
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One of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions.
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Helen Fox, 43, from Hertfordshire, accused her then-boyfriend of cheating when she noticed the abnormal vaginal growths. She has struggled to lose her vagina as she sees it as part of being a woman.
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ConclusionA majority of women with rheumatic diseases have successful pregnancies and deliver healthy babies, with the close and appropriate rheumatological, obstetric and neonatal monitoring.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractIron deficiency occurs frequently in pregnancy and can be diagnosed by serum ferritin-level measurement (threshold value
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate if neonates delivered after 340/7 weeks from mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD) are exposed to an increased risk of neonatal severe respiratory distress syndrome (SRDS).MethodsWomen with singleton pregnancy in labour after 340/7 weeks of gestation or admitted for planned caesarean section and who had been systematically screened for GD were eligible to participate to this prospective cohort study. Diagnosis of SRDS was defined by the association of clinical signs of early neonatal respiratory distress, with consistent radiologic features and requiring mechanical ventilation with a f...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome among pregnant women with chronic Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection compared to normal control group.MethodsA prospective observational study conducted on 342 pregnant women with HCV who were divided into two groups according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result, group 1 (n = 184, HCV-PCR negative) and group 2 (n = 154, HCV-PCR positive) with a third group of normal pregnant women (n = 170). Obstetric outcome was recorded.ResultsPatients with positive HCV-PCR have more elevated liver enzymes (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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