South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

A worldwide search is on to find blood donors with a rare genetic variation to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl battling cancer. Zainab Mughal has neuroblastoma and needs life-saving transfusions. But finding compatible donors is immensely challenging, because she’s missing a common antigen most people carry in their blood, called “Indian B.” Florida-based OneBlood says the donors must […]

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Baby born in withdrawal from kratom tea mom drank during pregnancy

Baby born with withdrawal symptoms from kratom tea that his mother drank during pregnancy A baby boy born in Florida showed signs of the neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)  Babies with NAS are born in withdrawal from opioids their mothers used  His mother had been off opioids for two years and mother and son both tested negative for opioids but drank […]

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