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    Flu B

    Flu B

    Anchor lead: Flu infection is continuing at a high level, Elizabeth Tracey reports The CDC is reporting almost 5000 deaths from the flu so far this season, and while rates of new cases have dropped a bit from last week, they remain high. Aaron Milstone, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins, says there are […]

    • 1 min
    Reducing Staph

    Reducing Staph

    Anchor lead: Should all parents of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit be treated for staph? Elizabeth Tracey reports Using a nasal ointment and a medicated wipe in parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit reduced how often the babies were infected with bacteria known as ‘staph’ by more than fifty percent, […]

    • 1 min
    Staph in the NICU

    Staph in the NICU

    Anchor lead: Can a simple intervention reduce a common infection in newborns? Elizabeth Tracey reports Bacteria known by the shorthand ‘staph’ can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections in newborn babies, especially those in the neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. Now a new study by Aaron Milstone, a pediatric infectious diseases expert at Johns […]

    • 1 min
    Fasting Regimen

    Fasting Regimen

    Anchor lead: If you choose to fast there are many ways to do so, Elizabeth Tracey reports Studies on fasting have utilized different patterns, such as eating only 600 calories two days per week and consuming a normal diet on other days, but Mark Mattson, a neurosciences researcher at Johns Hopkins and author of a […]

    • 1 min
    Fasting and Exercise

    Fasting and Exercise

    Anchor lead: If you choose to fast, should you also exercise? Elizabeth Tracey reports If you’ve chosen a fasting regimen to improve your health, should you also exercise? Mark Mattson, a neurosciences researcher at Johns Hopkins and author of a recent paper on fasting, says the answer is a resounding yes. Mattson: If you work […]

    • 1 min
    Fasting and Biology

    Fasting and Biology

    Anchor lead: How can fasting be good for us? Elizabeth Tracey reports Voluntarily restricting food intake allows our metabolism to use stored fat as an energy source, with a recent review paper by Mark Mattson, a neurosciences researcher at Johns Hopkins, and colleagues, finding multiple benefits. And Mattson says there is a biological basis for […]

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