RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

August 18, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.A new cluster of Zika cases has been reported in Miami Beach, Florida. Officials are considering whether to advisepregnant women to avoid traveling to the city. Meanwhile, doctors believe a probable Zika transmission via a blood transfusion has occurred in Brazil.Unsafe use of contact lenses is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. Sleeping with contacts in place or using the same pair for too long is contributing to a nearly 20% occurrence of lens-related infections that can lead to serious long-term damage and vision loss. And...perhaps it's a good excuse to sleep in? Researchers have discovered getting infected with a virus is potentially more likely in the morning hours than at other times of the day. This could also explain why night shift workers could be more susceptible to flu. Circadian rhythms, the body's internal clock, regulates when our defenses against infection are highest and lowest. Scientists are hopeful the findings will lead to

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