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In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC (HealthDay)Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect
New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery (HealthDay)Combined with verbal checks, it allowed surgeons to protect areas where speech occursTexas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection (HealthDay)But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says
1 in 10 Americans Has Experienced Ringing in the Ears (HealthDay)Study also found association between prolonged exposure to loud noises and tinnitus
Local Health Observances
August 2016 is
National Immunization Awareness Month!
NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). For more information on the observance, visit NPHIC’s NIAM website
Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk (HealthDay)A third of cases would vanish if people stayed trim and didn't drink, cancer experts say
E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled (HealthDay)Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters
FDA Bolsters Warnings about Class of Antibiotics (HealthDay)Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections
Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years (HealthDay)Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment
Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags (HealthDay)Using both dramatically reduces risk of fractures, study finds
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