Measles outbreak: If my measles shot was years ago, am I still protected? 5 questions answered

Eyal Amiel is an assistant professor of Biomedicine and Health Sciences at University of Vermont. As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four ZIP codes where vaccination rates have been low. A Israeli flight attendant is in a coma from being More...

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By admin On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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420 Day: Corporate America embraces 420 as marijuana legalization grows

Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace More...

By admin On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Girl died of congenital condition, not school fight injuries, prosecutor says

A South Carolina prosecutor said Friday that the investigation into the death of a 5th grader last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student. Solicitor Duffie Stone said at a press More...

By admin On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats turns deadly

A Listeria outbreak linked to sliced deli meat has sickened eight people and led to one death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three cases occurred in Pennsylvania, two in New York, More...

By admin On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Gene therapy might be a cure for “bubble boy disease”

They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with “bubble boy disease” have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Chips Ahoy cookies recalled due to “unexpected solidified ingredient”

Packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide are being recalled because they many contain an “unexpected solidified ingredient.” Nabisco parent Mondelez More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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7 common sleep myths that could be affecting your health

While hitting the snooze button in the morning or having a nightcap before bed may seem like ways to get more sleep, these myths may actually be harming your health, according to new research. A good night’s More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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3D-printed heart a potential breakthrough in making human organs

There’s been a potential breakthrough in making organs in the lab. Israeli researchers have 3D printed a heart, complete with muscle and blood vessels. But how long before it is ready for actual use? More...

By admin On Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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CDC suspects ground beef source of 6-state E. coli outbreak

Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said no common More...

By admin On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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ER visits nearly double for young children swallowing toys, coins, batteries

The number of young children who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has nearly doubled over the past two decades, a new study says.  In 2015, there More...