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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, opera singer who had 2 lung transplants, dies

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:59:14 GMT

Renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, has died, her family said.


Medicaid expansion tied to positive gains for black babies

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:11:56 GMT

A major part of the Affordable Care Act -- the expansion of the Medicaid program -- may play a role in shrinking the gap in premature birth and low birth weight between black and white infants born in the United States, according to a new study.


Seniors' suicides in long-term care often go overlooked, analysis finds

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:07:38 GMT

An investigation finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.


Lego releases Braille bricks to teach blind and visually impaired children

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:40:27 GMT

Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a "playful and engaging way." Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system through play.


US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:40:12 GMT

Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.


More Americans breathing polluted air, report says

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:38:02 GMT

A new report from the American Lung Association finds that the US is backsliding on recent progress to clean up its air. That's bad for our health and it's killing us. Trump administration de-regulation and climate change are largely to blame.


More than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the measles vaccine each year

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:01:36 GMT

It takes two doses of measles vaccine to protect children from the disease. A troubling new report from UNICEF finds that 2.5 million children in the United States and 169 million children worldwide missed out on their first dose between 2010 and 2017.


Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks -- and calories -- in kids

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:00:21 GMT

Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study.


A measles outbreak is dividing families in this orthodox Jewish community. Passover could make it worse

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:38:52 GMT

As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.


Connecticut attorney general files new suit against Purdue Pharma

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:05:21 GMT

An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addictive nature of opioids to doctors while pressuring sales reps.


Drug-using nurse probably responsible for hepatitis outbreak at hospital, report says

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:12:07 GMT

A nurse who admitted using drugs meant for patients has been identified as the likely source of a hepatitis outbreak at a hospital in Washington state, according to a report published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.


How permanent daylight saving time and later school starts could affect health

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:16:00 GMT

About 70 countries around the world nudge their clocks back and forth each year -- but some people want to "spring forward" permanently, citing health and other benefits.


Computers, not TV, are to blame for increase in US sitting time, study says

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:10:49 GMT

There's a key culprit in the battle against sitting. Time spent watching TV and videos has remained consistently high in the United States over the past 15 years, but time sitting at a computer has increased dramatically, new research finds.


Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge -- and died

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:40:44 GMT

Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It's a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain.


Girl's deadly reaction to toothpaste is extremely rare, allergist reminds parents

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:14:22 GMT

Monique Altamirano's 11-year-old daughter, Denise Saldate, died of a severe allergic reaction to toothpaste, she told Allergic Living.


World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:43:56 GMT

Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.


Restaurant servers don't know much about food allergies, study finds

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:18:53 GMT

When eating out, people with food allergies often have to trust their servers for information on what is safe to eat. But most restaurant staff have limited knowledge about allergies, according to new research.


Walgreens raises age of tobacco sales to 21 after FDA pressure

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:45:39 GMT

Walgreens Boost Alliance will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting in September, in response to a FDA crackdown.


This 4-year-old is best friends with the man who cleaned his hospital room

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:56:57 GMT

The friends first met a year ago when 4-year-old Cooper Baltzell was driving a toy car down the hospital corridor, handing out candy to the staff.


Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:07:18 GMT

When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman's health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too.


The world is sadder and angrier than ever before, major study finds

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:56:13 GMT

It's not just you -- the world really is getting more miserable.


Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:17:02 GMT

Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.


Salmonella outbreak linked to precut melons sickens 117 people in 10 states

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:30:53 GMT

A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.


Listeria and salmonella found in ice cream manufacturing facilities after recalls, FDA reports

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:42:35 GMT

After a series of recalls, an investigation into safety issues at US ice cream makers forced one manufacturer to cease operations and resulted in three voluntary recalls, the US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.


FDA OKs first medical device to treat ADHD in children

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:19:51 GMT

The first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. Instead of medication, the device delivers a low-level electrical stimulation to the parts of the brain that regulate emotion, behavior and attention.


Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:31:40 GMT

For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers.


Foodborne disease infections are on the rise. Here are the most common

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:43:43 GMT

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports its findings on which bacteria most often impact your health as a result of foodborne illness. With the improvement of tests, diagnoses of bacterial foodborne illnesses are increasing.


Target recalls half a million wooden toy cars that pose a choking risk

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:32:05 GMT

Target is voluntarily recalling nearly half a million Bullseye's Playground toys after four reports that the wheels can detach from the vehicles, posing a choking hazard to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No injuries have been reported.


'Kissing bug' case in Delaware raises alarm for summer

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:19:45 GMT

A bloodsucking "kissing bug" bit a Delaware girl on the face last summer while she was watching television. Now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling the incident the first confirmed identification of the bug in the state.


Scientists with ties to China ousted from US cancer center amid fears of foreign influence

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:10:19 GMT

A leading cancer research center in Houston, Texas has taken action against a handful of faculty members for sharing confidential information and failing to disclose foreign ties, according to statements from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


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