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Portland company packs period bags to help end stigma

by Evan Schreiber, KATU News Portland technology company Puppet holds a "period packing party" on International Women's Day PORTLAND, ORE. – Female empowerment was packed tight in paper bags Friday afternoon to help those in need. The technology company spent every week collecting feminine hygiene products to donate to PERIOD. The paper bags were stuffed with tampons, pads, and other …

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Confirmed case of measles reported in Jefferson County | subway

JEFFERSON COUNTY • A confirmed case of measles has been reported in Jefferson County, according to the public health officials. The Jefferson County Health Department is working to identify individuals who may have been exposed to the disease and will provide immunizations and care if necessary, according to a departmental statement. The infected patient got the disease while he was …

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UGA study finds link between menstruation and high blood pressure

The age at which a woman begins menstruation affects high blood pressure later in life, a new study at the University of Georgia researchers has found. the likelihood of having hypertension as an adult. The link remained even when controlling independent social economic factors, lifestyle behaviors, and other metabolic measures. with hypertension in late adulthood, "said Luqi Shen, a doctoral …

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Influenza season not over as "second wave" of case spike in Louisiana

A recent jump in influenza cases reported across Louisiana has been associated with the emergence of another virulent influenza strain, reported health officials. The two major influenza strains this year are the same as the previous influenza season, leading to about 16,000 hospitalizations and 6,000 deaths in Louisiana alone, according to data from the Louisiana Department of Health. The 2017-2018 …

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CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy, 6, almost dies of tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. – An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was admitted for two months for tetanus and nearly died from the bacterial disease after having a deep cape while playing on a farm, according to a case study released Friday by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon …

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Could a cure for a rare chronic pain disorder be … More pain? : Shots

Invisibilia, the notion of the invisible forces that form human behavior, is back with season 5. The first episode of the new season looks at pain in our culture through a medical mystery – and a bizarre treatment program which provides a counter-intuitive treatment method. There is one before and there is one after. In First, it was relatively normal …

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Study shows the connection between dog walking and hospital visits

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) – A recent study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania showed that several seniors fall while walking on their dogs. They found out that 1,700 people in 2004 ended up in the emergency room for dog injuries. The number of skyrocketer in 2017 to about 4,400 people. 80 percent of these patients were women who may …

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