Johnson County Public Health investigating possible contacts after coronavirus cases

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) — Seven people in Johnson County have tested positive for the coronavirus according to the Iowa Department of Public Health, all of which had recently been on a cruise in Egypt. Sam Jarvis, the community health division manager for Johnson County Public Health, in the department’s office on March 9, 2020. (Josh Scheinblum/KCRG) The Iowa Department of Public Health said one of the individuals who has tested positive for coronavirus is middle-aged and that the other six are between 61 and 80 years old. Sam Jarvis, the…

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Is It Possible to Be Too Flexible?

Can you actually be too flexible? It depends. Some people are just naturally bendier than others. Flexibility, in general, comes down to the range of motion of your joints and the elasticity of your muscles and connective tissues. Your muscles and some connective tissues are malleable and can lengthen and become more flexible if you stretch regularly. So it’s not necessarily a bad thing to be, say, a yogi who is becoming more lithe, if you’ve been working at your flexibility safely. On the other hand, joints are stabilized by…

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Knowing your life expectancy may be possible now

Knowing your life expectancy may be possible now (Getty Images) We encounter many such cases where people have died very young, even after leading a healthy lifestyle. A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA. UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath led a team of 65 scientists in seven countries to record age-related changes to human DNA, calculate biological age and estimate a person’s lifespan. A higher biological age, regardless of chronological age, consistently predicted an earlier death. “Our research reveals valuable clues into what causes human aging,…

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Hepatitis C treatment is possible for drug addicts: Study

  Hepatitis C can be cured if restrictions are removed. According to Global health experts, so long as these restrictions exist, the goal of disease elimination will remain out of reach. A new research highlights the pivotal role treatment for people, who use drugs plays in reducing hepatitis C transmission and how it can be rolled out to achieve best results in controlling the fatal disease. Professor Jason Grebely said, “The science is clear. We now need to focus on overcoming barriers to access, and harness latest research to implement…

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