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Maryland Department Of Health Report Slight Increase In Whooping Cough Cases

As the upcoming school year nears, Maryland public health officials are urging parents to have their children immunized against communicable diseases, including pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The Maryland Department of Health said in the first six months of … Continue reading

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Centers For Disease Control Awards Maryland Department Of Health $1.7 Million To Fight Superbugs

The Maryland Department of Health has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to fight superbugs or antibiotic resistant bacteria. The CDC set aside $200 million to help counties, U.S. territories, states and cities to … Continue reading

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4-Year Old Girl and Grandfather Dead After Backyard Pool Accident

On Thursday afternoon, a 4-year-old girl, Aryannah, was swimming in a neighbor’s backyard pool. Neighborhood children joined Aryannah at the Severna Park, Maryland pool. Soon, things would go terribly wrong. Aryannah was unable to swim. She haphazardly jumped into the … Continue reading

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Flu Shots Will Be Available To Students Again This Year, Not Painless Nasal Spray

In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended against utilizing FluMist, intranasal influenza virus vaccine, due of its ineffectiveness. Some school systems, including Anne Arundel and Harford counties, decided it in the students’ best interest to scale … Continue reading

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National Institutes Of Health Awards Tulane University A $12M Grant For Lassa Fever Animal Studies

The scientists are Tulane University was awarded a $12 million grant for animal studies to develop a vaccine and find new treatments for Lassa fever. The deadly virus can attack the organs, causing bleeding from the mouth, nose and gastrointestinal … Continue reading

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FDA Approves New Drug To Treat Lou Gehrig’s Disease

It has been over two decades since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. However, the FDA recently broke this cycle and approved … Continue reading

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New Study Could Prove To Be Valuable For Patients With Concussions

A new study examines what occurs in the brain at the neuronal level during a concussion and shows just how a hit to the head leads to swelling along the axon of the neuron or nerve cell. The new revelations … Continue reading

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Baby’s Facial Development May Be Altered In Utero By A Small Amount Of Alcohol Exposure

A new study conducted by researchers from Australia and Belgium suggests that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The findings reveal that even an occasional drink of alcohol can affect an infant’s facial development. The research … Continue reading

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Study: SUIDS May Be Undervalued Due To Miscalculations By Medical Examiners

A new study revealed that coroners and medical examiners in the United States might not precisely classify some sudden unexpected infant deaths or SUIDs, because some of them follow different procedures when classifying and investigating such deaths. The research team … Continue reading

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Despite Effective Therapy – Reservoirs Of Latent HIV Can Multiply And Possibly Reactivate

New evidence discovered by Johns Hopkins researchers reveals that immune cells infected with a latent form of HIV are capable of proliferating and refilling the reservoir of virus immune to antiretroviral drug therapy. In most cases, HIV can effectively be … Continue reading

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