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Today’s Health Headlines

 

An amino acid in Red Bull is found to treat psychosis

In this study, taurine, an amino acid and modulator of neurotransmitters which is found in Red Bull, could decrease the brain’s hyperexcitability during a first time psychotic episode.  I would still be very hesitant treating patients with a Red Bull at this time.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/health/red-bull-additive-taurine-could-treat-psychosis-2016102010

 

HPV vaccine can be given to preteens 2X rather than 3

The CDC also recommends giving these two shots 6-12 months apart.  This new recommendation may increase compliance.

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-10-19/preteens-need-only-2-hpv-shots-not-3-panel-says

Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are on the rise

Per the CDC Chlamydia was the most reported last year, but syphillis cases rose the most sharply.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/us/reported-cases-of-sexually-transmitted-diseases-are-on-rise.html

 

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network and Board Certified Family Physician

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor Touro University Nevada

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