Shawn Edgington

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  • Sharecare News
    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 Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been identified in the United States, and it may bring even worse symptoms, health officials said.

    Borrelia burgdorferi was the only bacteria species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America --...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pathology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who sequenced the genome, or genetic composition, of the Lyme disease-transmitting deer tick hope the achievement will lead to new ways to control the blood-sucking parasites.

    The decade-long effort involved an international team of 93 ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

    Metabolic syndrome inc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.

    Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatmen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests.

    "The school calendar predicts common cold transmission, and the common col...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Diseases:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that first began in California's Disneyland last year may have changed some parents' minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that parents with "high awareness" of the outbreak were more likel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    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 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    "Our study was the most comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of adult su...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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

    "We need to...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.

    The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people...Full Article

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is as much about eating as it is about whether the Panthers or the Broncos score the first touchdown.

    Commonly served Super Bowl snacks, however, are often loaded with calories, fat and salt, cautioned Dana Angelo White, a clinica...Full Article

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    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