Monthly Archives: May 2017

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise – BBC News

Parents could be fined up to €2,500 if they fail to see a doctor about vaccinating their children. Read More »

Rate of Alzheimer’s disease deaths jumped 54 pct. in 15 years, CDC finds

The rate of deaths related to Alzheimer’s disease jumped by 54.5 percent over 15 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 93,541 deaths related to Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, a rate of 25.4 deaths per 100,000 population, up from 44,536… Read More »

Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses — their drug counselors

Residents tried to resuscitate one of the men with naloxone, but it was too late. Read More »

Cannabidiol slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study finds

Cannabidiol, which is found in marijuana plants, reduced the number of convulsive seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, according to research. Read More »

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes the first African director-general of the World Health Organization

Ethiopia’s former health minister — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization — the first African picked to lead the global health agency. Read More »

Experts’ tips for choosing the safest sunscreen

A new report released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group aims to help consumers make smart choices, because not all sunscreens are equal. Read More »

Botulism from nacho cheese kills 1 and puts 9 in the hospital

One person has died and nine others have been hospitalized after contracting botulism from eating nacho cheese sauce served at a gas station in California, according to state officials. Read More »

Gender-confirmation surgeries increase after social changes

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports increases across the board in both minor and major procedures. Read More »

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it’s advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read More »

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