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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

If you haven’t yet heard about Zika virus, you’;re going to start seeing it more often in the headlines. On Monday, February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease an international crisis, and the next day it was reported that Zika virus was transmitted for the first time within the United States through sexual transmission. In addition, new reports of Zika virus appearing in other countries for the first time are being announced every day.

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The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

Meat is in need of some major PR damage control. In addition to a report claiming that hot dogs contain more than were actually aware of, as well as vegetarian options being no-so-vegetarian after all, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified processed meat (and probably red meat) as carcinogenic alongside tobacco, arsenic, and pesticides.

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ACR Releases New Publications Focused on Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Gout

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect more than 52 million Americans, and symptoms such as chronic pain, swelling and inflammation can mirror other illnesses. In addition, there are more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can affect any area of the body. The ACR creates and updates criteria sets and clinical practice guidelines to help researchers and clinicians identify and treat diseases that are often difficult to manage.

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