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Why Parents Aren’t Vaccinating Their Kids, According to New Study

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The belief that vaccines cause autism — which has been debunked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others — is no longer the primary reason parents are refusing vaccines for their children, according to a new study Monday from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Instead, a growing number of parents believe vaccinations …

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How to Make It Work When Your Millennial Moves Back Home

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Purestock(NEW YORK) — There are a growing number of parents that still support their adult children who live at home. Living with parents is now the most common arrangement for millennials, the term used to refer to adults currently between the ages of 18 and 34, according to a May report from the Pew Research Center. Ramona Emerson, 29, made …

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Listeria Fears Prompt Recall of Vegetable Products from Stores in Nine States

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Jupiterimages/Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Country Fresh, LLC, is recalling the products from retailers in nine states. No illnesses have yet been reported by public health authorities. The vegetables, which include diced onions, diced peppers, pico de gallo, fajita …

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iPads as Effective as Medication for Reducing Anxiety in Kids Before Surgery, Study Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) — Doctors may find themselves reaching for an iPad instead of the prescription pad for managing anxiety in children before they receive anesthesia for surgery, thanks to findings reported Sunday at the World Congress of Anesthesiologists in Hong Kong. Researchers from the Hospices Civils de Lyon in France compared two groups of more than 50 children, each about …

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Second Case of Children Switched at Birth at Canada Hospital

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mvaligursky/iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Two Canadian families are reeling after finding out that their sons were switched at birth. David Tait Junior, it turns out, was named after the father that raised him, but not after his biological father. DNA tests showed that Tait and childhood friend Leon Swanson were given to the wrong families when they left the hospital. It’s not …

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6 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Contacts

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scyther5/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Proper contact lens hygiene is nothing to roll your eyes at: A new government report warns that bad habits (like wearing your lenses to bed) can lead to eye infections and possibly permanent injuries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined more than 1,000 cases of contact lens-related infections reported to a federal database …

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EpiPen Users Have Few Options for Generic or Alternate Drugs

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The rising cost of EpiPens has led many to wonder whether there are cheaper options available on the market. The drug epinephrine has been around for decades, but the EpiPen, which is made by Mylan, has become the go-to epinephrine auto injector for many people in the U.S. There are multiple reasons why the EpiPen has become …

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Mother Discusses Fears for Child Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects

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iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A Venezuelan woman who gave birth in the U.S. to a daughter with birth defects related to Zika infection, said she is frustrated that there is so little known about the long-term effects of the virus. Maria Fernanda Ramirez Bolivar spoke to reporters Friday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, as her infant daughter Micaela spent most …

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Mylan CEO Heather Bresch Defends EpiPen Pricing as ‘Running a Business’

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The chief executive of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which makes the $600 EpiPen allergy treatment, defended her company’s pricing policies in an interview published Friday in The New York Times, saying, “I am running a business.” CEO Heather Bresch has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks over the soaring cost of the company’s popular epinephrine injector, which is …

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FDA Recommends Testing for Zika Virus in All US Blood Donations

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Tomasz Gierygowski/Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending that all donated blood and blood components in the U.S. be tested for the Zika virus as an extra safety measure. The recommendation comes after dozens of non-travel related cases of Zika have been identified in Florida. “There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika …

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