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October 14, 2019 - 6:01 am
(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding is not only good for mothers and their babies, but it also protects the environment according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal . "It benefits all of society," Natalie Shenker, Ph.D., a research fellow at Imperial College, who was involved with the study,...
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October 14, 2019 - 5:47 am
(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage -- the loss of a pregnancy in any trimester -- is a common occurrence that affects countless women but remains a taboo topic in our culture. Statistics differ, but according to the Mayo Clinic, for women who know they're pregnant, about 10 to 20 out of 100 will experience...
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October 12, 2019 - 10:20 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course on its opioid guidelines this week and advised doctors that cutting off pain patients' prescriptions suddenly could do more harm than good. The new guidance, published Thursday, stressed that that abrupt changes to long-...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- Sexually transmitted infections hit a record high 2.4 million cases in 2018, making it the fifth year in a row that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have spiked, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency pointed to the budget...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:12 am
(NEW YORK) -- Are weed moms the new wine moms? Though "wine mom" culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis. In a recent essay for Parents magazine, writer...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:06 am
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Milkshakes are changing a Florida woman’s fight against breast cancer after a bakery owner surprised her with a fundraiser. “It felt really good," recipient Victoria Burnham, 25, said. "I know there are ... people out there who are going through worse out there, but they chose me...
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October 10, 2019 - 6:53 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Does a dad's drinking matter as much as a mom's before conception? Researchers in China believe that a father's alcohol intake may actually affect a future child more than a mother's. They completed a meta-analysis review of thousands of cases to determine how parental alcohol use...
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October 10, 2019 - 6:49 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A salmonella outbreak in 13 states has been linked to pet turtles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-one people have been infected with the strain of Salmonella Oranienburg, the CDC announced Wednesday. Seven of those cases required...
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October 10, 2019 - 5:53 pm
(WEST ORANGE, N.J.) -- A nurse in New Jersey is suing a hospital, claiming that she was taken off the schedule and eventually pushed out of her job on an adult psychiatry unit after she reported to higher-ups that some night-shift nurses were allegedly giving Benadryl to patients to make them sleep...
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October 10, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BY: DR. SAUMYA BHUTANI (NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. grapples with the opioid epidemic -- 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- access to treatments for addiction has perhaps never been so important. But for many in rural areas, those...
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