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Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal. Health authorities said a three-year-old girl in a southern province had contracted polio, while the virus was also detected in Manila’s sewage and

Insulin pump therapy use has increased since 1995

(HealthDay)—Insulin pump usage has increased since 1995, especially among patients aged younger than 15 years, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Diabetes Care. Louisa van den Boom, M.D., from Clementine Children’s Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, and colleagues examined the use of insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and self-monitoring of blood

Worldwide prevalence of eating disorders increased since 2000

(HealthDay)—Eating disorders are highly prevalent worldwide, especially among women, according to research published in the May issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Marie Galmiche, from Normandy Rouen University in France, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review (2000 to 2018) to identify studies examining the prevalence of eating disorders and assess trends. The

CDC: Heart attack awareness improved since 2008

(HealthDay)—Since 2008, there has been an increase in the number of U.S. adults with awareness of heart attack symptoms and knowledge of the appropriate response to a heart attack, according to research published in the Feb. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jing Fang, M.D.,