July 9, 2014

Experts Call for Vaccine

1 One-Fifth of Stomach Bugs Are Norovirus

One fifth of gastroenteritis cases worldwide are due to the highly contagious norovirus, finds research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Our findings show that norovirus infection [which causes vomiting and diarrhea] contributes substantially to the global burden of acute gastroenteritis, causing both severe and mild cases and across all age groups," said study author Dr. Benjamin Lopman who added that diarrhea is the leading cause of death in children in developing countries. Norovirus is spread through contaminated water, food, contaminated surfaces and from person to person. Norovirus is best contained by practicing proper hand washing and cleanliness, says the CDC. Researchers say these new stats show a need for a vaccine to prevent the virus.

More at Www.consumer.healthday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Hundreds of Cruise Passengers Had Norovirus

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diarrhea, Norovirus, Vomiting, Gastroenteritis, Dr. Benjamin Lopman, Stomach Bug

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Want Swedish Fish?

2 Study Finds 7,700 Flavors of E-Cigarettes

Consumers of e-cigarettes have plenty of online choices, finds a new survey that revealed there are more than 450 e-cigarette brands available online. The survey also found that there are 7,700 flavors of e-cigarettes online with an average of 10 new brands and 242 new flavors monthly since a similar survey 17 months ago. Some of the more interesting flavors include Swedish fish and graham cracker. Los Angeles Times reports that the survey also found that newer brands of e-cigarettes were more likely to offer a larger variety of flavors, and less likely to claim that their products were healthier or less expensive than regular cigarettes.

More at Los Angeles Times | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: E-Cigarettes Still Not Allowed on Flights

Tags: Nicotine Addiction, Smoking Cessation Help, How Many Electronic Cigarette Brands, How Many Electronic Cigarette Flavors

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