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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Health Research: Dengue Fever cases in Hawaii spiked over the holiday ♦ Food safety myths busted ♦ Childhood asthma may increase risks of shingles

Dengue Fever cases in Hawaii spiked over the holiday. The Hawaii Department of Health reported that as of December 24 the number of Dengue fever cases in the island State reached 180. Authorities believe that the outbreak could last months and urged residents and tourists to use repellant and seek medical attention if they feel ill.
Food safety myths busted This time of year,  most fridges are stocked up with food and drinks to share with family and friends. Let’s not make ourselves and our guests sick by getting things wrong when preparing and serving food. As the weather warms up, so does the environment for microorganisms in foods, potentially allowing them to multiply faster to hazardous levels. So, put the drinks on ice and
Being anxious could be good for you in a crisis New findings could help explain the apparent 'sixth sense' we have for danger in social situations, with the direction of a person's gaze being a crucial cue. People with non-clinical anxiety are particularly well poised for action
Childhood asthma may increase risks of shingles Nearly 1 million incidents of herpes zoster, which is also known as shingles, occur every year in the US, with an estimated one-third of all adults affected by age 80. Despite its prevalence, particularly between ages 50 and 59, it is still unclear why some individuals will develop shingles, and others will not

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