Monday , 22 December 2014

Health

Flu Widespread in 29 States

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Flu season is gaining steam. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread flu activity in 29 states–twice as many states as last week. Hospitalizations are increasing and 11 children have died from the virus. Maryland State Health Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, whose state is one of those impacted, says, “It happens every year. There’s ... Read More »

App Shows What 200 Calories of Holiday Treats Look Like

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This season there’s plenty of holiday cheer, but also holiday treats and goodies that can wreak havoc on any diet. To help those trying to stay healthy while enjoying seasonal treats, the app Calorific has created a handy guide that shows what 200 calories of holiday treats look like. The weight-loss app displays pictures of a single ... Read More »

Child Discharged from Chicago Hospital After Testing Negative for Ebola

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A child who had symptoms of Ebola has been discharged from a Chicago hospital after testing negative for the disease. The child, who recently traveled from West Africa, was admitted to University of Chicago Medical Center Friday after having a fever during an Ebola screening at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. On Saturday officials said the child, whose age and ... Read More »