Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in U.S. Mumps Cases

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. “Vaccination is the centerpiece of current public health strategy against mumps,” said study co-author Joseph Lewnard, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center…

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Smartwatch App Might Help Detect A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smartwatches already can help you track your heart rate. Someday they may also help detect a serious heart rhythm irregularity known as atrial fibrillation, new research suggests. “Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in the world,” said study lead author Dr. Gregory Marcus. With atrial…

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