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Archive for May, 2015

National Health News What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

bout as long as there have been humans, it seems there have been tattoos. Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old mummy discovered in the Alps in 1991, had 61 tattoos covering his body. And a quick look around the local coffee shop reveals they’re just about as popular today. By one estimate, about a quarter […]

5/28/15 at 5:41 pm     1295          WCAI: Local NPR for the Cape, the Coast, and the Islands
Local Health News DA: Cause Most Likely Accidental In Sagamore Carbon Monoxide Death

DA: Cause Most Likely Accidental In Sagamore Carbon Monoxide Death

ORE – The District Attorney’s office has released the name of the man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a business in Sagamore last night. Donald Shulman, 62, was apparently working on a gas powered pressure washer at Realty Development Associates on Bluff Road when he was overcome by fumes.

5/28/15 at 5:33 pm     1185          CapeCod.com
National Health News CDC: Raw tuna suspected as Salmonella source in outbreak

CDC: Raw tuna suspected as Salmonella source in outbreak

aths have been reported. But 10 people have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday in a statement. The majority of those who fell ill said they had recently eaten sushi that included raw tuna. However, “a common brand or supplier of raw tuna has not been identified,” the […]

5/27/15 at 1:19 pm     1191      , , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

ian health authorities are investigating after 34 people became sick with salmonella infections after contact with live baby poultry, the country’s Public Health Agency said on Monday. The agency said it was investigating 17 cases of people becoming sick between April 5 and May 12 in the province of Alberta, 13 in British Columbia and […]

5/27/15 at 1:07 pm     1117      , , ,     Reuters
National Health News To prevent whooping cough in newborns, vaccinate pregnant moms

To prevent whooping cough in newborns, vaccinate pregnant moms

nating pregnant women against whooping cough is the best way to protect their newborns from respiratory infections that can prove fatal, according to new recommendations from the Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI). If inoculation during pregnancy isn’t feasible, the next best option is vaccinating immediate family members, caregivers and other people who regularly come in close […]

5/22/15 at 5:36 pm     1091      , ,     Reuters
National Health News Fact or Fiction?: A “Base Tan” Can Protect against Sunburn

Fact or Fiction?: A “Base Tan” Can Protect against Sunburn

e weather warms, many of us would prefer to look like we passed our winter days lounging by the pool instead of hunched before a computer screen or lab bench. But soaking up the rays to acquire a so-called “base tan” does not fool the sun or a tanning bed. Simply put, the benefits […]

5/22/15 at 5:26 pm     1267      , , ,     Scientific American
World Health News South Korea confirms second case of MERS virus; third case possible

South Korea confirms second case of MERS virus; third case possible

Korean health officials have confirmed the country’s second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who nursed her infected husband before he was diagnosed with the disease after a trip to Bahrain. The woman is in stable condition. A 76-year-old man who shared the hospital room with the first confirmed patient […]

5/21/15 at 5:32 pm     1031          Reuters
World Health News Single motherhood tied to poorer health in later life

Single motherhood tied to poorer health in later life

ng a child alone may take a lasting toll, leading to poorer health and more struggles with daily tasks after age 50, according to a new international study. Social safety nets and resources from extended families may blunt this effect in some countries more than others, and researchers found the association with poor health was […]

5/21/15 at 5:29 pm     1111          Reuters