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Michigan measles outbreak linked to outbreak in New York
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:20:10 GMT
Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.
Human health can be 'mostly sustained' for a year in space, NASA Twins Study concludes
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:35:09 GMT
Spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016 caused changes in astronaut Scott Kelly's body, from his weight down to his genes, according to the results of the NASA Twins Study, released Thursday.
A measles outbreak is dividing families in this orthodox Jewish community. Passover could make it worse
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:38:52 GMT
As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
Are you protected from measles? It may depend on when you were born
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:59:03 GMT
Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases -- including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.
We're losing the war on climate change
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:36:20 GMT
For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change.
Why an ancient religious text is the best parenting book I've read in years
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:47:18 GMT
As a parenthood writer, I read a lot of parenting books. Most of them underwhelm by either repeating the obvious or suggesting approaches that are in deep denial of the vagaries of human nature.
Measles cases are up nearly 300% over last year. This is a global crisis
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:45:57 GMT
We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus.
This flu season is the longest in a decade, CDC says
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:59:42 GMT
It's official: This year's flu season is a record breaker.
Does sugar make kids hyper? That's largely a myth
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:56:34 GMT
Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe.
It's now legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter. A group of doctors want to change that
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:51:49 GMT
This product "may contain feces."
Indiana University is dealing with a mumps outbreak -- and most cases are linked to a fraternity
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:31:23 GMT
At least 16 cases of mumps have been reported at Indiana University since Februrary, and nine cases have ties to a single fraternity.
US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:48:33 GMT
There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update.
Recall of blood pressure drug losartan expanded
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:51:16 GMT
If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets.
World champion triathlete breaks neck but comes back to complete Ironman
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:15:19 GMT
The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling competitions in the world. It could easily be seen as a form of self-torture. A true Ironman triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. And in case you're not aware, the Ironman competition puts these three events back-to-back-to-back.
Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:49:28 GMT
A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women.
Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:08:33 GMT
Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Girl's deadly reaction to toothpaste is extremely rare, allergist reminds parents
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:14:22 GMT
Monique Altamirano's 11-year-old daughter, Denise Saldate, died of a severe allergic reaction to toothpaste, she told Allergic Living.
A peep into the history of Easter's marshmallow icon
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:03:28 GMT
Easter is a popular time for America's bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year.
This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:09:04 GMT
Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots.
20 years on, Columbine survivors tell Parkland students: 'We're sorry we couldn't stop it.'
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:28:37 GMT
FDA OKs first medical device to treat ADHD in children
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:19:51 GMT
The first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. Instead of medication, the device delivers a low-level electrical stimulation to the parts of the brain that regulate emotion, behavior and attention.
Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, says study
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:58:56 GMT
Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Raising an intersex child: 'This is your body. ... There's nothing to be ashamed of'
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:45:34 GMT
Rural health clinics struggle to fight skyrocketing syphilis cases
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:36:18 GMT
Syphilis is spreading from big cities into rural counties across the Midwest and West. One Missouri clinic has seen more than six times as many cases in the first few months of 2019 compared with the same period last year. Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure also lack experience in fighting the disease.
How to talk to your kids about 420 Day
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:44:50 GMT
How to protect your kids as mainstream brands and social media influencers jump on the weed wagon.
Doctors develop 'cure' for babies with 'bubble boy' disease
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:10:39 GMT
Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja'Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood -- swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet -- without risk.
What school threats and lockdowns are doing to a generation of children
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:56:51 GMT
Schools across the country are facing the possibility of security threats. Many have plans in place and run drills to prepare for the unthinkable. But lockdown drills and the constant discussion of danger can confuse and traumatize children. And it doesn't necessarily make them safer.
How permanent daylight saving time and later school starts could affect health
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:16:00 GMT
About 70 countries around the world nudge their clocks back and forth each year -- but some people want to "spring forward" permanently, citing health and other benefits.
Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks -- and calories -- in kids
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:00:21 GMT
Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study.
Stop letting your kids stare at iPads in restaurants, science says
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:58:28 GMT
I try to be restrained in my judgments of other parents. We have so many obligations and pressures when it comes to parental duties that it's probably more detrimental to kids if their parents are further stressed by worrying that they're doing it all wrong.