Americans Over 50 Encouraged to Get Shingles Vaccine

Americans Over 50 Encouraged to Get Shingles Vaccine

Americans over 50 are encouraged to get the shingles vaccine, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Getting vaccinated against shingles is the only way, per the CDC, to not contract it. Shingles Virus Lies Dormant in You After Chicken Pox Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, varicella zoster virus, and can lead to painful rashes which in extreme cases can cause lasting nerve damage. The first sign of…

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Life Insurance Lists Most Bizarre Ways to Die

Life Insurance Lists Most Bizarre Ways to Die

Death is an inevitable outcome for all of us. But sometimes it can be so bizarre and such an ironic twist of events that it makes us shiver with the thought of it. Crash Course: In an attempt to prove to his partners at his Toronto law firm that the glass in the Toronto-Dominion Center was unbreakable, lawyer Garry Hoy threw himself through a glass wall on the 24th story floor in 1993. He was…

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How Effective Are Genetic Testing Kits?

How Effective Are Genetic Testing Kits?

People who purchased genetic testing kits to determine their risk for conditions like prostate cancer and hypertension may not have gotten their money’s worth, according to a recent government investigation.

After conducting investigations into the direct-to-consumer genetic tests that have been offered by several companies, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that many of the companies made predictions that were medically unproven.

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