Conspiracy theories and fear of needles contribute to vaccine hesitancy for many parents

Over 1,160 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. in 2019. That is more measles cases in just seven months than any full year this decade, and, more problematically, more than all U.S. measles cases from 2010-2013 and 2015-2017 combined. Lawmakers in some states, such as Washington and New York, are already stepping in to combat the outbreak […]

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Data shows flood of opioids across US, many of them generics

The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation’s opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration show that 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills—the vast majority […]

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Daily Fitness Challenge: How many press-ups can you do in 30 seconds?

We are setting daily fitness challenges to try at home, at the gym or in the park, as part of our Staying Active summer series. Today’s fitness challenge is press-ups for time – how many can you do 30 seconds? The aim is to get you active every day for six weeks over summer. And today’s challenge is a tough […]

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Poll: Many adults worried about developing dementia

(HealthDay)—Many adults are worried about developing dementia and about half report taking steps to maintain or improve memory, according to a report published by the National Poll on Healthy Aging. Preeti Malani, M.D., from the National Poll on Healthy Aging team, and colleagues surveyed 1,028 adults aged 50 to 64 years about their memory, concerns about developing dementia, and participation […]

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HPV vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many US states

Despite the increasing trends in uptake, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many states, according to a new study, which describes the trends in HPV vaccine uptake in children in the U.S. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24—May 1 […]

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Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed many people also fault doctors who prescribed opioid pain pills and government officials who haven’t done enough to expand addiction treatment and arrest […]

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Research: Many common drugs slowly destroy the intestinal flora

New adverse side-effect is discovered in one of every four drug Antibiotics are known to be a bacteria killer, the combat is both useful as well as harmful bacteria dimensions. A recent study revealed that, in addition, more than one out of every four drug naturally in the human gut bacteria influenced. This hitherto unknown side effect could have long-term […]

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Study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. As part of a larger study on youth suicide risk screening in emergency departments, researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, and collaborators sought to explore how frequently preteen […]

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Many Black Americans Live in Trauma Care ‘Deserts’

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 — Black neighborhoods in America’s three largest cities are much more likely to be located in a “trauma desert,” an area without immediate access to a designated trauma center, a new study finds. Census data for neighborhoods in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles revealed that neighborhoods made up of mostly black residents are more […]

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