Weekly Health Digest: Treating PMS, E-cigarette regulation, Air Ambulances

Photo by VapeClubMY on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week. Treating PMS May Be Vital to Your Well-Being By: Madeline R. Vann, MPH According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, at least 85 percent of women experience at least one symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is the term used to…

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Ebola: Strategies and Challenges for the Current Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Katherine Lewis On August 1st, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. The outbreak is currently classified as a Level 2 Alert, indicating that enhanced precautions should be practiced. According to the…

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Measles: How an Outbreak in Madagascar Should Serve as a Warning for the United States

By Katherine Lewis Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a 3-part series on measles and vaccines. Measles, a potentially lethal respiratory illness, was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to the widespread success of the measles vaccine program. This most common vaccine for measles is the MMR vaccine, which protects…

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MMWR Podcasts, Defining Moments Series: “CDC’s Response to Intentional Release of Anthrax – 2001”

The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has an occasional series on Defining Moments in MMWR History. Today, we bring you their most recent episode, which focuses on the CDC’s response to the 2001 anthrax attacks in which spores of Bacillus anthracis were sent through the mail. Overall, 22 people…

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