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Monday, December 23, 2013

12/23/13 Health News: H1N1 Flu Kills 6, Food Poisoning Hit the Military, Apples Decrease Heart Attacks in Elderly

H1N1 Flu Kills 6 People, Leaves 14 Critically Ill in Greater Houston Area
HOUSTON Health officials say there have been six confirmed deaths from H1N1 in the Houston area recently, KHOU 11 News confirmed Thursday afternoon. That includes the four deaths at Conroe Regional Medical Center.
At least 14 people have become critically ill in Harris, Montgomery and Jefferson counties, including the four patients at Conroe Regional Medical Center. This is the same strain of H1N1 that caused a pandemic in 2009 Continue Reading

A total of 22 people fell ill with Staphylococcal food poisoning after an undisclosed military unit luncheon in July 2012, according to information made available in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The newly revealed outbreak serves as a reminder of the importance of properly... Continue Reading

Apple-a-day Call for All Over-50’s

If everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers. Apples would give a similar boost to cardiovascular health as medicines, such as statins, yet carry none of the side-effects, the University of Oxford researchers say in the BMJ. Continue reading

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