Saturday, January 23, 2016

DocTalk January 19, 2016



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Dr Shereen Habib, Well Woman Clinic

Dr Sean Petherbridge Mediclinic DUBAI MALL MEDICAL CENTRE - 04 449 5111.
The doctors join Nightline each week to talk about the medical issues on your mind!



The Link to the PODCAST.

The Show notes.

Sport medicals, anxiety, asthma
Croup?
Haven't done that in ages

-3 weeks coughing with little production maybe an allergy
-the french drug trial gone wrong takes a lot to get medication to a safe state
-stomach ulcers what can we do
-what are mouth ulcers
-bladder has dropped is this an old people thing what can be done
-hearing issues die to ear buds
-what can we learn from looking at our mucus?
-salmonella fears in the US Trader Joe’s and cashew nuts, what is salmonella and how do we know if we have been struck
-what is lead poisoning?

The first case of brain damage linked to the Zika virus within the United States was reported on Friday in Hawaii.
The Hawaii State Department of Health said that a baby born in an Oahu hospital with microcephaly — an unusually small head and brain — had been infected with the Zika virus, which is believed to have caused the same damage in thousands of babies in Brazil in recent months. The presence of the virus was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A C.D.C. epidemiologist recently predicted that Zika would follow the same pattern that dengue has, with local transmission during hot weather in tropical parts of the country, including Florida, the Gulf Coast and Hawaii.
In Washington, administration officials said the decision to issue a travel alert developed quickly at the end of the week and triggered a flurry of diplomatic contacts with the countries named in the alert, given the potential economic and tourism impact that the decision could have. Officials said that notification effort delayed the C.D.C. announcement for several hours on Friday.
Scientists do not yet know how the Zika virus damages fetal brains. It is related to the dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses, which normally do not cause such damage; it is not closely related to rubella orcytomegalovirus, which are known to cause microcephaly.
The virus was first discovered in monkeys in the Zika Forest in Uganda in 1947. It is widespread in Africa and Southeast Asia but had never been seen as a major threat because the disease it causes is usually mild. About 80 percent of people who get the virus show no symptoms; those who do usually get a fever, rash and red eyes, but they rarely require hospitalization.
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In 2007, the Asian strain of the virus was detected moving across the South Pacific; it caused a large outbreak on Yap Island that year. By late 2014, it had reached Easter Island, off the coast of Chile.

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