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Tuesday: Health

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of the oral vaccine

LONDON (AP) — For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign aimed at wiping out polio in its last remaining strongholds — typically, poor, politically unstable corners of the world. Now, in a surprising twist in the ...

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming weather helping ...

Talk with the Doc

For each month of every year, various healthcare organizations declare that month to be a specific health care awareness month. In addition to multiple others, August is also declared to be Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Today, let us take a look at the many health benefits of a Mother choosing ...

Health Matters

Recent headlines out of New York City grabbed international attention. The discovery of a confirmed case of polio in an unvaccinated adult along with detection of the virus in sewage could indicate a larger outbreak is underway. To many Americans, polio is a forgotten disease, something ...

Urology Pearls: Macronutrients and diets, part II

So many diets, so much controversy. One question waiting for a definite answer is whether diets that differ in the contents of their macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) result in different degrees and rates of weight loss. Is it really worthwhile to restrict your diet based on the ...

Health Matters: Tennis player suffers rare foot disease

Another top athlete felled in his prime, succumbing to the rigors of professional sports. So goes the more sensational headlines when the news leaked of Rafael Nadal’s condition. Apparently, the best tennis player in the history of the sport, if judged by the number of Grand Slam tennis ...