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Norovirus sickens 252 passengers and eight crew members on cruise ship to Portland

Norovirus sickens 252 passengers and eight crew members on cruise ship to Portland

The first of 76 cruise ships that are expected to visit Portland this year witnessed norovirus outbreak. More than 250 passengers and crew members on board fell sick due to norovirus, unveiled the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The ship named Balmoral reach at the Portland Ocean Terminal on Sunday morning. In total, it was carrying 919 passengers and 520 crew members when it sailed into Portland Harbor. The city’s spokeswoman, Jessica Grondin, said that it is not uncommon, as many of the ships that come into port have cases of the norovirus.

Hepatitis C is on the rise, Killing More People than Any Other Virus

Hepatitis C is on the rise, Killing More People than Any Other Virus

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that Hepatitis C is on the rise. The report has also suggested that the rise is strongly associated with baby boomers and usage of intravenous drug.

Alarming uptick in new cases of Hepatitis C with deaths related to it at all-time high in 2014: CDC

Alarming uptick in new cases of Hepatitis C with deaths related to it at all-time high in 2014: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that hepatitis C-related deaths have reached an all time high in 2014. The increase has taken place irrespective of the fact that advancements have been made in medications that can cure most infections with three months.

The data analyzed by the CDC has unveiled about a significant rise in new cases of hepatitis C, majority of the cases are from those who have history of using injectable drugs. From 2010 to 2014, new cases of hepatitis C infection have more than doubled.

Listeria Outbreak: CRF Frozen Foods expands Recall After Eight Hospitalized

Listeria Outbreak: CRF Frozen Foods expands Recall After Eight Hospitalized

CRF Frozen Foods announced to expand its recall of contaminated frozen products that have any kind of association with listeria outbreak. The decision has been taken after noticing eight listeria hospitalizations.

There are reports that two individuals- one from Washington and one from Maryland- died in the recent outbreak, but according to health officials, listeria wasn’t found the cause of death of these people.

Report: Nearly a third of all prescriptions written for antibiotics are just not needed

Report: Nearly a third of all prescriptions written for antibiotics are just not needed

According to a new report issued on Tuesday, roughly a third of all prescriptions written for antibiotics aren’t required. The report has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that in spite of many years of ever-more-frantic cautions by health officials, doctors even today write prescriptions for ear infections, colds, and bronchitis, though they know it well that they don’t help.

Health officials warn people as Shelby County reported two cases of measles

Health officials warn people as Shelby County reported two cases of measles

The Health Department has announced two cases of measles in Shelby County. Health officials have suggested parents to vaccinate their children if they are not well vaccinated. The department is coordinately working with local clinicians and others to identify and possibly treat who may have come in contact with infection. Measles is viral infection and is serious condition for children, but could be prevented by a vaccine.

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Professions you should avoid to stay healthy and fit

Professions you should avoid to stay healthy and fit

In case you are 45 or above and have a sales job, then there are chances that you have elevated risk for heart disease and stroke in comparison to workers in management and professional positions. Same applies to people working in office support or service-linked jobs.

All you should know about Human papillomavirus and vaccination

Nearly 80 million people or around or one in four, are currently infected with Human papillomavirus (HPV). The data is no different for the United States but with continuous efforts and vaccination, the fresh data suggests improvement in dealing with HPV. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HPV infections rank as the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US.  The World Health Organization (WHO), most sexually active men and women will be infected by HPV at some poin

Nearly 80 million people or around or one in four, are currently infected with Human papillomavirus (HPV). The data is no different for the United States but with continuous efforts and vaccination, the fresh data suggests improvement in dealing with HPV. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HPV infections rank as the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US.

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Federal investigation to find out link between rubber turf and cancer

Federal investigation to find out link between rubber turf and cancer

A Federal investigation will be carried out to study the potential health risks to people from artificial rubber turf used on playing fields. The federal study will find out if there is any link between the exposure to recycled tire materials in sports fields and cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have joined hands to conduct the research. The crumb rubber turf is usually present in any synthetic field across the US.

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Men face twice the risk of getting HPV-related cancers than women

Men face twice the risk of getting HPV-related cancers than women

Men are at twice-fold risk of developing mouth and throat cancer linked to oral sex in comparison to women, finds a study. As per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 90% and 80% of sexually active men and women are affected by Human papillomavirus (HPV) that spreads through oral sex.

Amongst all, middle-age white men are especially at high risk of developing the HPV-related cancers in comparison to men of other races. Nearly two of three HPV-related cancers in the US and many other western nations take place due to the HPV 16 strain infection.

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