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11th child dies in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:00:03 GMT

An 11th child has died and 23 additional children have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, the state's Department of Health announced Friday.

This year's Rhodes Scholars include the first DACA recipient and more women than ever

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:58:50 GMT

What do a South Korean DACA recipient, a Naval Academy Battalion Commander, a Special Olympics coach and a licensed private pilot have in common? They're all part of one of the most diverse Rhodes Scholarship classes in history.

The quest for the world's fastest humans, without an engine

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:36:18 GMT

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:09:50 GMT

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette makers and review their sales and marketing practices.

Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:43:34 GMT

Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva?

New concerns about sesame allergies

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:59:12 GMT

Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced on November 12.

The worst year to be human was A.D. 536, researchers say

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:38:40 GMT

It's easy to look back on the past through rose-tinted glasses, as the saying goes, but new research suggests that the mid-6th century was definitely a time to forget.

A healthier Thanksgiving in 8 traditional, simple courses

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:10:09 GMT

Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, certainly not fasting or dieting. But if you're kicking off the holiday season with your health in mind, there are a few smart switches you can make on Turkey Day that will help boost your nutrition and lighten your calorie load.

Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:38:29 GMT

Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents of Denmark, South Carolina, where a CNN investigation revealed that a chemical was being added to the water supply for 10 years without EPA approval.

Deadly multistate salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 04:26:15 GMT

As Thanksgiving nears, there are 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, linked to raw turkey products, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it's still a mystery as to where the tainted turkey products come from.

Americans sit too much, CDC says

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:27:40 GMT

You've heard it before, but the message is still urgent: One in four US adults sits for more than eight hours a day, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four in 10 adults do not exercise to either a vigorous or even moderate degree each week, the analysis also reveals.

Doctors start movement in response to NRA, calling for more gun research

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:37:32 GMT

The feud between the National Rifle Association and the medical community still rages on, with the latest round coming from physicians who released an editorial saying they disagree with the NRA, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.

After separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:50 GMT

Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were separated by doctors in Australia last week still want to be close to each other, nurses have told reporters.

New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:01:38 GMT

A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care.

'Dangerous' slime products and other hazardous toys

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:26 GMT

A consumer advocacy group is warning parents of what it calls "dangerously high" levels of a chemical called boron in popular slime toys marketed to children -- although an expert disputed the findings and said the warning is overblown.

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:12:56 GMT

A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department, which has been monitoring the situation since the end of October.

Fake psychiatrist practiced with no qualifications for 22 years

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:22:14 GMT

Foreign doctors in the UK are having their backgrounds checked after it emerged that a fake psychiatrist, Zholia Alemi, was allowed to practice with no qualifications for 22 years.

Experimental treatment helps 2 out of 3 peanut allergy sufferers, study finds

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:58:26 GMT

Beijing issues rare public warning on 'serious' swine fever crisis

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:04:31 GMT

Chinese authorities have announced strict new measures in an attempt to halt the country's fast-growing African swine fever crisis, which has spread to 18 provinces and led to the culling of more than 200,000 pigs.

Health hazards from wildfires can linger; here's how to protect yourself

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:54:22 GMT

The deadliest wildfire in California history will hurt the health of people who may never have seen the flames.

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:47:19 GMT

Are the health benefits of celery juice real?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:35:56 GMT

It sounds simple enough: juice a bunch of celery, drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait for the health benefits to roll in.

Don't eat romaine lettuce, CDC urges amid E. coli concerns

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:47:56 GMT

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli.

Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:20:16 GMT

After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the epidemic.

CDC escalates response to polio-like illness AFM

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:31:26 GMT

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has escalated its response to the illness that's struck children in 29 states, increasing the number of disease detectives in its Atlanta headquarters from two to 16, according to a CDC official close to the investigation.

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:01:49 GMT

Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday.

Brexit linked to a rise in antidepressant use, study finds

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 23:30:16 GMT

The number of antidepressants prescribed in England rose after the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union in 2016, a new study finds.

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism risk, study says

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:43:14 GMT

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds. Pregnant women in Vancouver who were exposed to the highest level of environmental nitric oxide, an airborne, traffic-related pollutant, were more likely to give birth to children later diagnosed with autism, the researchers say.

What parents should know about the 'huge epidemic' of vaping

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:39:23 GMT

One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:36 GMT

Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

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