Health News Brief: Keep Mosquitoes Away This Summer, Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke, High-Salt Diets Up Osteoporosis Risk American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

July 31, 2012   

Keep Mosquitoes Away This Summer
It’s that time of year again—mosquito breeding season. The Needham Public Health Department would like to remind you of some important tips to help prevent the possibility of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses, specifically, West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Source: Centers for Disease Control Read More

A Single Pill Could Treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis
One pill with the potential to treat conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and strokes has been unveiled by scientists. Source: Journal of Neuroscience Read More

Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke
Helping patients avoid stroke and dementia risk factors, such as high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes, can leave them with a longer, healthier old age, a new study finds.
Source: American Heart Association Read More

Obese Children Face Heart Risk
Almost two out of three severely obese children under the age of 12 have at least one risk factor for heart disease such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar, researchers have said. Source: Archives of Disease in Children Read More

High-Salt Diets Up Osteoporosis Risk
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta may have solved why people who eat high-salt diets are prone to developing medical problems such as kidney stones and osteoporosis, the puzzle that has remained unknown to scientific community until now.
Source: American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology Read More

Allergy Anxiety: For Some Parents, New School Year Brings New Fear

Does your child have any allergies? If so, we're sure you can relate to the fears of this mom.

Jennifer Buteau discusses the precautions she takes, including purchasing a medical ID bracelet, for her son with multiple food allergies.

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