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CHOLERA - Rare Water Borne Disease
How To Treat

Cholera, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, is rare in the United States and other industrialized nations. However, globally, cholera cases have increased steadily since 2005 and the disease still occurs in many places including Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti. CDC responds to cholera outbreaks across the world using its Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) expertise.

Cholera can be life-threatening but it is easily prevented and treated. Travelers, public health and medical professionals and outbreak responders should be aware of areas with high rates of cholera, know how the disease spreads, and what to do to prevent it.

Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 10 (5-10%) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these people, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

TREATMENT:
•Rehydration therapy, meaning prompt restoration of lost fluids and salts through rehydration therapy is the primary goal of treatment.
•Antibiotic treatment, which reduces fluid requirements and duration of illness, is indicated for severe cases of cholera.
•Zinc treatment has also been shown to help improve cholera symptoms in children.


Practical Things You Can Do Today
To Decrease Your Chances of Dementia

Here are Some things you can do to better your brain health and work to prevent Alzheimer's disease:

- Learn a second (or third, or fourth) language. ...
- Drink raw fruit and vegetable juices. ...
- Add a vitamin K supplement to your diet. ...
- Reduce stress. ...
- Commit to regular exercise. ...
- Laugh more. ...
- Run 15 miles per week.
- Let your motives be driven by Love
- Learn multiple ways of solving common problems
- Find Ways to Be Gentler and Kinder everyday

Five Most Common Cancers Among Men
Center of Disease Control

Most Common Cancer Found
Among Men in the US


5 Most Common Cancers in Men

Prostate cancer might get all the public awareness campaigns, but to protect men's health, there are additional cancers guys should guard against.

By Chris Iliades, MD

Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

The five most common cancers among American men are:

Prostate Cancer

lung Cancer,

Colorectal Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Skin Melanoma

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now that you know what to watch for, get your cancer IQ up to date with the basics on each of these threats to your health.

Chart of high-fiber foods
Suggestion From Mayo Clinic

Chart of high-fiber foods

Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber — along with adequate fluid intake — moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.


Here's a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.


Fruits

Serving size

Total fiber (grams)*

Raspberries 1 cup 8.0
Pear, with skin 1 medium 5.5
Apple, with skin 1 medium 4.4
Banana 1 medium 3.1
Orange 1 medium 3.1
Strawberries (halves) 1 cup 3.0
Figs, dried 2 medium 1.6
Raisins 1 ounce (60 raisins) 1.0


Grains, cereal and pasta

Serving size

Total fiber (grams)*

Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked 1 cup 6.3
Barley, pearled, cooked 1 cup 6.0
Bran flakes 3/4 cup 5.5
Oat bran muffin 1 medium 5.2
Oatmeal, instant, cooked 1 cup 4.0
Popcorn, air-popped 3 cups 3.6
Brown rice, cooked 1 cup 3.5
Bread, rye 1 slice 1.9
Bread, whole-wheat 1 slice 1.9

Top Ten Cities To Visit in Europe This Summer
See Why We Rank Them

Ten Best Cities to Visit in Europe this Summer
Longest Gain for Your Travel Buck


Ten best cities to visit in Europe this summer. The new trends in Europe will surprise you. Get the best buck for your dime is the way to go, off course the major metropolises are charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twenty something even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?

The big players — London, Paris, Amsterdam — are great. Those should be on everyone’s bucket list. For millennials, these 20 cities offer delicious street food, hip hostels, cozy cafes and many glimpses into new cultures.

And there’s a bonus — these beautiful cities are even worth visiting if you’re not exactly in your 20s anymore. List from top includes:

1. Riga, Latvia
2. Berlin, Germany
3. Copenhagen, Denmark
4. Stockholm, Sweden
5. Budapest, Hungary
6. Fira, Greece
7. Oslo, Norway
8. Lisbon, Portugal
9. Dublin, Ireland
10. Rotterdan, Netherland


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