The U.S. is experiencing a particularly nasty flu season this year, with 29 states reporting high levels of “influenza-like illness.” The 2012-2013 influenza season started early and activity remains high in the United States. This may continue for some time. With that in mind, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your f | Read more
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Pro-Inflammatory Diets May Partly Explain Shift Workers' Disease Risks
People who work shifts are more likely to have a diet that promotes chronic inflammation, says a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Their diet may contribute to the health risks tied to shiftwork, including increased risks | Read more
What Is Yellow Fever? Yellow fever is a disease spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take 3-6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. Most people get well on their own, but about 15% of people develop a more serious form of yellow fever that includes jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), internal bl | Read more