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Feeling sick in Miami? Is it COVID? The flu? Another virus?

People are getting sick. kieferpix Getty Images/iStockphoto It’s not your imagination. It seems like everyone is getting sick in South Florida. Kids. Seniors. Family. Friends. Even doctors. “Unfortunately, during this time of year, everybody gets equal opportunity” of catching a cold, said Dr. Ladan Pourmasiha, a family medicine physician who also serves as medical director …

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US children’s infections overwhelmed by RSV cases | Health News

Los Angeles, California – “It feels like this endless, large-volume influx that keeps coming through our emergency department, or phone calls from outside hospitals who are also bursting at the seams,” Hui-wen Sato, an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at a Los Angeles children’s hospital, said of a recent surge of RSV cases. RSV, or …

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‘Green’ Mediterranean diet burns fat even faster: study

Following the “green” Mediterranean diet helps burn fat three times faster than typical healthy eating, a new study shows. Research published in the BMC Medicine journal found that eating a plant-based Mediterranean diet allowed the body to burn a dangerous type of body fat at triple the rate compared to those on a generally “healthy” …

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Scientists develop the world’s first test for pancreatic cancer – using tiny worms that sniff out tumors

Scientists have developed the world’s first early screening test for pancreatic cancer — which uses worms to sniff out tumors. According to its makers, the test — rolled out this month in Japan — is 100 per cent accurate at spotting cancer and can detect it at its earliest stages. Tokyo-based biotech company Hirotsu Bio …

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US children’s infections overwhelmed by RSV cases | Health News

Los Angeles, California – “It feels like this endless, large-volume influx that keeps coming through our emergency department, or phone calls from outside hospitals who are also bursting at the seams,” Hui-wen Sato, an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at a Los Angeles children’s hospital, said of a recent surge of RSV cases. RSV, or …

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FDA clears 1st fecal transplant treatment for gut infection

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials have approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the so-called fecal transplant procedures that doctors have increasingly used against hard-to-treat intestinal infections. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Rebyota for adults who have trouble fighting off infections with Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. diff, a bacteria that …

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Sleepyheads need these 3 habits to get rid of grogginess: study

Always wake up feeling groggy? There’s a solution to that. Scientists believe they found a foolproof three-step formula to turn sluggishness into a refreshing morning feeling. Though it’s only three factors, some might find it a little difficult, considering it involves exercise and avoiding sugar. Researchers at the University of California believe the key to …

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US flu outbreak: 6MILLION Americans have been infected by flu and 3,000 have died

More than six million Americans have been infected with flu and nearly 3,000 have died from the disease so far since October — in the worst outbreak in a decade. Latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also show there have been 53,000 hospitalizations in that time. A total of 18 …

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Steroid injections may make arthritis worse, studies show

Steroid injections used to treat arthritis in the knee may actually make the condition worse, two studies suggest. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chicago Medical School gathered data from hundreds of osteoarthritis patients to gauge how their condition would react to the shots. Between both studies, 94 patients who received …

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This Is What Actually Happens To Your Body When You’re Eating Too Much Sugar, According To Dietitians

If your goal is to eat healthier and you are a beginner to healthy eating, looking at how much sugar you consume daily is essential. Eating too much of this common ingredient can negatively and greatly impact your skin health, gut health and metabolism, often leading to weight gain and imbalanced gut microbiota (which causes …

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