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There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says

There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says

For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties. The number of measles cases in the United remained at 1,241 for the year…MORE

Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany

Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany

Authorities in Germany are investigating the birth of three children with hand deformities in a city in the west of the country. The Sankt Marien Hospital in the city of Gelsenkirchen reported that three babies were born with “one-sided hand deformities” between June and the beginning of September this year. “In two of the affected…MORE

The way you vape could make it even more dangerous

The way you vape could make it even more dangerous

In the wake of six deaths and 380 cases of confirmed and probable lung disease across the US, the Trump administration has called for banning most flavored e-cigarettes because of their huge appeal to young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking closely at the different flavored nicotine juices and other substances…MORE

Over 2,000 preserved fetal remains found on property of deceased Indiana doctor

Over 2,000 preserved fetal remains found on property of deceased Indiana doctor

The family of a doctor who operated a clinic in Indiana sifted through his personal belongings after his death and found 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains, authorities said. Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died on September 3. He ran a women’s health facility in South Bend that included abortion clinics — before his license was suspended in…MORE

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children. The drug Palforzia is designed to minimize the incidence and severity of allergic reactions in people from ages 4 to 17 with peanut allergies. While the advisory committee has voted in…MORE

Untangling the myths and mysteries of the vaping phenomenon

Untangling the myths and mysteries of the vaping phenomenon

Vaping was supposed to be a healthier alternative to cigarettes. Along the way, it became an edgy trend among teens and young people, a talisman for Gen Z-ers to share with recovering smokers, marijuana enthusiasts and anyone else looking for a different way of lighting up. However, a rash of deaths and serious complications related…MORE

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