Dr. Nicole Nelson, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

    The discovery doesn't prove the Zika virus is the c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurodevelopmental Disabilities:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

    The discovery doesn't prove the Zika virus is the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China.

    Since bird flu first appeared in eastern China in 2013, nearly 700 people have been infected, the study authors...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tuberculosis cases among foreign-born people in the United States fell by one-fifth in recent years, and the reasons for the decline depend on people's country of origin, a new study suggests.

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection affectin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains -- believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus -- typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say.

    But not all are destined to a life ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report.

    Since a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil last April, there has been an unusual rise in the numb...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.

    Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs du...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration is seeking $1.8 billion in emergency funds from Congress to combat the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the White House announced Monday.

    The funding will allow an expansion of mosquito control programs, speed deve...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between the recent hot and dry winter and spring in Brazil and the outbreak of the Zika virus, preliminary research suggests.

    "The extreme temperature and drought are due to a combination of the El Nino phenomenon and the climat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with a male sexual partner who has traveled to, or lives in, an area affected by active Zika virus transmission should refrain from sex or use condoms during sex until the pregnancy is over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventi

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The booster shot given to pre-teens to ward off whooping cough only works for a short time -- a fact that has played a big role in recent outbreaks in California, a new study finds.

    The study, of children in one large California health plan, found ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

    A recent evidence review conducted by the Amer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legionnaires' disease -- the respiratory illness that plagued New York City in an outbreak last summer -- is typically thought to develop when people breathe in contaminated mist or water droplets.

    However, a case that occurred in the fall of 20...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests.

    Building on previous research indicating traumatic brain ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Red Cross on Wednesday asked potential blood donors who have traveled to areas where Zika infection is active to wait 28 days before giving blood.

    "The American Red Cross is dedicated to providing the safest, most reliable blood pro...Full Article