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1 Most Common Illnesses You Get From Mosquito Bites

Sometimes they’re mistaken for the flu. Most mild cases will go away with rest and time. There are vaccines and medicines that can lessen your chance of getting some of these illnesses, even if you’re bitten. West Nile Virus Most people who get West Nile virus don’t…

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0 Sun Poisoning

Sun poisoning doesn’t really mean you’ve been poisoned. It is often the term used for a severe case of sunburn. This is usually a burn from ultraviolet (UV) radiation that inflames your skin. Symptoms of Sun Poisoning Within just 15 minutes of being in the sun,…

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0 Symptoms Like An STD, But Is It Really?

There are a few common vaginal health issues that almost every woman will experience in her lifetime.  Burning during urination, changes in vaginal discharge and certain smells are usually associated with STDs, but the following issues can occur without sexual activity occurring. Here’s what…

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0 Pregnancy and HIV Testing

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). HIV weakens a person’s immune system, reducing his or her ability to fight infections and cancers. A person can get HIV by coming into contact with an infected person’s body fluids…

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0 HIV Diagnoses Down, Except for Young Gay Males

SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new report offers good and badnews about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate ofHIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the generalpopulation but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males. Significantly fewer heterosexuals, drug users and women were diagnosed each yearwith HIV, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention. However, the annual diagnosis rate more than doubled for young gayand bisexual males The push for safer sex may be falling on deaf ears in a generation too young to haveseen the ravages of AIDS, said report co-author Amy Lansky, deputy director forsurveillance, epidemiology and laboratory sciences at the CDC’s Division ofHIV/AIDS Prevention. “It’s been more than 30 years since the first cases were reported,” she said. “It’sharder to maintain that sense of urgency.” The report only looked at people diagnosed with HIV, and health officials think manymore are infected with the virus but don’t know it. The statistics also don’t sayanything about when these people were infected, making it hard to pinpoint trendsin efforts to prevent transmission of the virus. Still, “we’re making significant progress and seeing declines overall,” said Lansky.However, she added, the rising numbers of diagnoses among young men who havesex with other men are “a considerable problem.” READ MORE HERE

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0 Psoriatic Arthritis: Tips for Everyday Care

Psoriatic arthritis generally keeps a low profile. Before pro-golfer Phil Mickelson went public about having psoriatic arthritis, many people may not have known about it. WebMD researched the most common psoriatic arthritis treatment options and the latest developments in psoriatic arthritis joint and skin…

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6 ADHD in Teens

It’s not uncommon for teens with ADHD to forget assignments, lose textbooks, and become bored with their daily class work. Teens may become inattentive, or excessively attentive — not waiting for their turn before blurting out answers. They may interrupt their teacher and classmates,…

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1 Caring for Your Child’s Eczema

Eczema doesn’t seem to be an allergic condition, but food allergies can make it worse in some kids. Babies and young children are more likely to have food triggers for eczema than older kids. Some foods are more likely to trigger symptoms than others.…