Friday , 28 April 2017

Health

CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out

By Kelly Terez Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A year after the Zika outbreak hit the U.S., health officials are now concerned about preparing to fight another mosquito-borne illness: yellow fever. On Friday, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they are taking urgent measures to keep the nation’s supply of yellow fever vaccine from being …

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Former President George HW Bush released from hospital after treatment for pneumonia

By Kelly Terez Twitter/@GeorgeHWBush(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Texas hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital earlier this month after a persistent cough led to a pneumonia diagnosis, according to his staff. This is his third hospitalization just this year. In January, the former president was hospitalized …

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No Zika detected in Florida mosquitoes so far this year, officials say

By Jeanette Torres iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — With summer approaching, Florida health officials are taking steps to prevent another outbreak of the Zika virus. State and local officials have been monitoring for the virus in both humans, who could pick up the virus abroad, and in mosquitoes, which could transmit the illness to humans. Officials from the Florida Department of Agriculture …

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Bride gets kidney transplant days before wedding: 'It saved my life'

By David Rind HYWARDS/iStock/Thinkstock(HEARTLAND, Tex.) — A Texas bride received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle. Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and was married on March 25. The 28-year-old had been discharged from the hospital 24 hours before, she said. “Everything was planned and we did not expect a …

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