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Fewer than 100 Seattle students sent home after missing vaccination record deadline

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 02:30:45 GMT

Seattle Public Schools sent home fewer than 100 students who arrived for class on Wednesday without complete immunization records.

Study finds no statistically significant link between talc powder and ovarian cancer, but questions remain

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:21:11 GMT

Recent high-profile court cases have raised concerns that women who use talc-based powder around their genital area may be at a risk for ovarian cancer, but a new study says that might not be the case.

A college student in Boston was diagnosed with measles. Health officials say many people may have been exposed

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 01:56:04 GMT

A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed many others to the highly contagious disease, Boston health officials said Thursday.

Nearly 2 million adults are estimated to have shown symptoms of PTSD during Hong Kong protests, study finds

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:49:42 GMT

Almost 2 million people in Hong Kong --- about a third its adult population -- are estimated to have experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during months of social unrest in the city, according to research published Friday in The Lancet medical journal.

Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?

"Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab" on Netflix is focusing one of its episodes on magic mushrooms, but science has been exploring the highs and lows of psychedelics for decades.

Increasing the minimum wage by $1 could reduce US suicide rates, study finds

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:22:07 GMT

An increase in the minimum wage could help prevent thousands of suicides every year among workers with a high school degree or less, especially during times when unemployment rates are higher.

Texas 15-year-old's death is youngest vaping lung injury fatality in the United States

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:01:52 GMT

Vaping-related lung injuries have caused 57 confirmed deaths in 27 states and the District of Columbia, including the youngest victim yet at 15 years old, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The deadly new coronavirus has reached the US. Here's how to protect yourself

What started as a mystery virus last month in Wuhan, China, has now killed more than two dozen people and infected hundreds more around the world.

More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 23:34:38 GMT

More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer.

World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:41:49 GMT

Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has said.

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:39:43 GMT

A 4-year-old girl in Iowa nearly died and is now blind because of the flu, and her parents have a message: Get your child vaccinated.

US hospitals raise alarm about higher-than-normal RSV cases in young children

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 00:22:32 GMT

Pediatricians across the United States are sounding the alarm about unusually high numbers of young children being admitted to emergency departments due to respiratory syncytial virus infection or RSV, a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms.

Five ways to improve your mental health in 2020

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 17:08:30 GMT

It's a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we're stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more.

A massive study of 200,000 veterans identifies genetic links to anxiety

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:49:08 GMT

A massive genetic study in nearly 200,000 veterans with anxiety is providing new insights into how and why people may be pre-disposed to anxiety issues.

Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:57:22 GMT

The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that's likely an undercount, the researchers said.

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that a vaccine for the Wuhan Coronavirus is being worked on at the National Institute of Health (NIH), and that this vaccine may be expedited through normal phases of testing to be available for treatment sooner.

Scooter-related injuries are spiking in the United States, study finds

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:47:51 GMT

As electric scooters become increasingly ubiquitous in cities, so are scooter-related injuries, one study reports.

Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:29:57 GMT

Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests.

Second baby in the US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:29:01 GMT

Jennifer Gobrecht always knew she would be a mother someday, but her birth experience was one she couldn't have imagined.

Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

A Chicago company is recalling about 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef that was shipped to nine states, federal health officials said.

Tips for identifying bedbugs and keeping them at bay

Sun, 05 Jan 2020 22:21:26 GMT

Vacation is the time you may want to think about bedbugs. Edgar Treiguts reports.

Toxic chemicals that never break down were found in the drinking water in several major US cities

Cities like Miami, New Orleans and Washington, DC, had high levels of manmade chemicals called PFAS.

Losing one night's sleep may increase risk factor for Alzheimer's, study says

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:22:06 GMT

A preliminary study found the loss of one night's sleep in healthy young men increased the levels of tau protein in their blood compared to getting a complete night of uninterrupted sleep.

Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:06:04 GMT

Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream.

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing.

A new virus related to SARS is the culprit in China's mysterious pneumonia outbreak, scientists say

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:38:59 GMT

A mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists.

Allergic to dogs? It may only be the males

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:01:15 GMT

Love dogs but find yourself uncontrollably sneezing around some of them? There might be a solution that's easier than allergy shots. Neuter your male pup or opt for a female dog.

Lose fat in your tongue to improve sleep apnea, study says

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:26:11 GMT

Have you ever asked yourself: Do I have a fat tongue?

A visual guide to the Wuhan coronavirus

An outbreak of new coronavirus has sickened about 1,400 people worldwide and killed at least 41 in mainland China, while spreading to countries around the world.

Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Snakes -- the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra -- may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China this winter.