Drones Deliver Vaccines To Children In Island Nation Of Vanuatu : Goats and Soda – NPR
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Drones Deliver Vaccines To Children In Island Nation Of Vanuatu : Goats and Soda – NPR

Registered Nurse Miriam Nampil vaccinates 1-month-old Joy Nowai, as she is held by her mother, Julie Nowai. The island nation of Vanuatu has launched a drone-delivered vaccination program to reach children in remote areas. /UNICEF hide caption toggle caption /UNICEF Registered Nurse Miriam Nampil vaccinates 1-month-old Joy Nowai, as she is held by her mother,…

12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots – The New York Times
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12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots – The New York Times

Health|12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell ShotsImageFederal regulators are cracking down on clinics offering stem cell injections, warning that the treatments can be unsafe.CreditCreditReutersTwelve patients became seriously ill after receiving injections that supposedly contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which issued a warning to the…

Infections put 12 people in hospitals after they received unapproved stem cell products – CNN
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Infections put 12 people in hospitals after they received unapproved stem cell products – CNN

(CNN)Twelve people in three states developed infections and were hospitalized after they got infusions or injections of stem cell products derived from umbilical cord blood that were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patients in Arizona, Florida and Texas received stem cell…

If you think Americans are getting fatter, the feds say: ‘You’re right, all of us are’ – USA TODAY
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If you think Americans are getting fatter, the feds say: ‘You’re right, all of us are’ – USA TODAY

Anne Saker and Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY Network Published 12:01 a.m. ET Dec. 20, 2018 CLOSE With obesity rates on the rise, there’s no shortage of studies showing the effects being overweight has on our health. Buzz60Dana Duffie of Orlando, Fla. says she developed bad eating habits as a child.(Photo: Courtesy of Dana Duffie)Americans have…

Frustrated opioid patients speak out: ‘I now buy heroin on the street’ – Fox News
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Frustrated opioid patients speak out: ‘I now buy heroin on the street’ – Fox News

Treating America’s Pain: Unintended Victims of the Opioid Crackdown, Part 1 – The SuicidesThe national opioid crisis propelled a crackdown on prescription painkillers, causing hundreds of doctors to abruptly reduce or completely cut off their patients’ prescriptions, leaving many among the estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from daily debilitating chronic pain to consider suicide.…

Nutritionist recommends these dishes to help you fight off a cold or the flu – Fox News
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Nutritionist recommends these dishes to help you fight off a cold or the flu – Fox News

Foods to help fight off the flu or a coldEvery year Americans suffer from about a 1 billion colds and up to 20 percent of them get the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth to go over the best…

Opioids offer little chronic pain benefit and wane over time, study says – CNN
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Opioids offer little chronic pain benefit and wane over time, study says – CNN

(CNN)For adults with chronic pain, opioids offer narrow improvements over a placebo for pain and physical functioning, on average, according to a new analysis published Tuesday. And the majority of patients will experience no meaningful benefit.Those benefits also tend to decrease over time and come with the risk of side effects such as vomiting and…

Strongest Evidence Yet Links Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And an Overactive Immune System – ScienceAlert
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Strongest Evidence Yet Links Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And an Overactive Immune System – ScienceAlert

CARLY CASSELLA 18 DEC 2018 An overly-enthusiastic immune system may be the elusive spark that ignites chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).Researchers at King’s College London have now found the strongest evidence to date that when a particularly sensitive immune system is confronted, it can cause long-lasting fatigue that persists even after the infection is taken care of. “For…

ADHD: kids who start kindergarten young are more likely to be diagnosed – Vox.com
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ADHD: kids who start kindergarten young are more likely to be diagnosed – Vox.com

Timothy Layton, an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard University, has a son who was born in August. Just before he was supposed to start kindergarten in 2017, Layton read a research paper showing that kids born in August scored worse at school on a range of academic and behavioral measures compared to…

Annual survey: Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline – USA TODAY
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Annual survey: Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline – USA TODAY

7. Adolescents and vaping     The use of e-cigarettes among teenagers has soared in 2018. The percentage of high school students who have vaped in the last month is up to 75% from 2017. “The nicotine in vaping may be less, but it’s still toxic,” Gelburd said. “It can still lead to cancer, heart…