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Zika Virus Infection Poses "Unprecedented Challenges to Public Health"

Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in the U.S. to get the virus, were more knowledgeable about it and were more likely to support taking community action against it. Floridians were nearly twice as likely as non-Floridians to say they took steps to protect themselves from Zika. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did take preventive measures. The study is published recently in the journal Risk Analysis

Floppy Eyelids Linked To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. They reported that 53% of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery. The most severe cases of sleep apnea were associated with the most pronounced cases of floppy eyelids, but this association was not strong enough to be considered statistically significant. The study published in the journal The Ocular Surface.

Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine Confirmed

Girls in the first birth cohort to be offered and receive the HPV vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia which may eventually lead to cervical cancer than a birth cohort from 1983. This is the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, who have been the first to study the vaccine's effect on the general population.