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How Do You Treat Food Poisoning?

Most of us have experienced food poisoning at one point or another in our lives. For the lucky few who haven’t, it’s always good to be prepared. And for those of you who don’t really know what food poisoning is, here’s a little food poisoning cheat sheet! Food poisoning happens when an unlucky...

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What Types Of Sugars Are Bad For You?

Sweets are always a favourite, especially to children. You may remember your childhood days that were filled with sweets and candies. Even more so today, we have a very wide choice of sweets to treat you and your family. But, it is wise to choose the “good” sweets and trying avoid going for the...

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CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

NEW YORK — The nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs. The new lab would replace one that was built 13 years ago at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. CDC...

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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

NEW YORK — Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down? U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week — 1 out of 16 — were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu...

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Flu-like Symptoms and Rash with Fever

Patient: I first started having flu-like symptoms 4 days ago. Fever ranging from 100-102.8, every hour it seems to change. At 9am it could be 100.2, at 10am it could be 99 then at 11am it could be 102, all without fever reducer. I also have body aches, severe headache around eyes and at temples...

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Tongue has white coating which can peel off

Patient: Hello, I’m an 18 year old caucasian female. Today I was brushing my teeth about 30 minutes ago and  I noticed that I had white coating on my tongue and I could peel it off as well. I was on Yahoo Answers that it could be from eating too much sweets. I did eat a bag of jolly ranchers...

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