Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects more than 300

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and the number of cases surpassed 300, raising concerns in the middle of a major holiday travel rush.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute flaccid myelitis features differ in peak, nonpeak years

(HealthDay)—Clinical and laboratory characteristics of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases differ in peak and nonpeak years, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of ...

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Nurses study the needs of transgender senior citizens

Of the 1.5 million Americans who identify as transgender, roughly 217,000—about 14—are older than age 65. According to a 2011 report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 97 percent transitioned (claimed their preferred ...

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