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‘Patient zero’ of Michigan measles outbreak thought he was immune: Doctor

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) — The man who is believed to have brought the ongoing measles outbreak to Michigan thought he was immune to the disease, according to a doctor who spoke with him. The man, who remains unidentified but is believed to be “patient zero” in Michigan, traveled to the Great Lake state from New York in March. The man had …

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Infants cured of ‘bubble boy’ immune disease with experimental gene therapy

chemicalbilly/iStock(NEW YORK) — “Cure” is an elusive word, but it’s exactly what researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are calling their treatment for the most common form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare immune diseases that you might know better as “bubble boy” disease. This form of the disease, SCID-X1, first made headlines in the 1970s …

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60 arrested across 5 states in ‘Appalachia’ opioid takedown

Moussa81/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department announced Wednesday that 60 people across five states, including more than 30 physicians, were charged in connection with millions of illegal prescription opioids in a takedown by its “Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force.” The states are Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. Some cases were developed years ago and are being …

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More screen time linked to higher risk of ADHD in preschool-aged children: Study

yaoinlove/iStock(EDMONTON, Alberta) — The next time you think about passing your preschooler a smartphone or tablet at the dinner table to keep them entertained, you might want to think twice. A new study out of the University of Alberta has found that by the age of 5, children who spent two hours or more looking at a screen each day …

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Abortion rights group asks SCOTUS to strike Louisiana admitting privileges law

Bill Chizek/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Abortion rights advocates have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to summarily strike down a controversial Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court in February, by a 5-4 vote, temporarily put the law on hold – hours before it was set to take effect — pending an expected …

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Rumors swirl that Duchess Meghan may give birth at home

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is due to give birth any day. While she and Prince Harry await their first child, the world is waiting to find out where exactly Meghan will give birth. Buckingham Palace has revealed only that the birth will be private, with an announcement coming about the birth only after Harry …

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New study reveals the possible dangers of long commutes during pregnancy

RuslanDashinsky/iStock(NEW YORK) — From what to eat to how to exercise to what position in which to sleep, there’s a lot for pregnant women to think about. Thanks to a new study, now they can add commutes to that list. The longer the commute for a pregnant woman, the worse outcomes her child may face, according to a study published …

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19-year-old woman meets 22-year-old stranger who donated his liver to her

ABC News(HAMDEN, Conn.) — An emotional reunion more than three months in the making took place live on Good Morning America when a 19-year-old girl met the complete stranger who gave her his liver. Madison Ricci, 19, and Jaelin Highsmith, 22, underwent a liver transplant surgery in December that took a total of more than 20 hours. Ricci’s medical complications …

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Staggering number of measles cases in US just part of 300% global uptick

Manjurul/iStock(NEW YORK) — The measles outbreak that continues to spread across the U.S. is just one of many that are going on around the world this year. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that preliminary global data shows that reported cases of measles are up by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 as compared to the same …

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Debunking sleep myths that may be compromising your health

eclipse_images/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sleep deprivation is a public health crisis, with potentially serious complications down the road for people not getting enough rest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of Americans sleep fewer than seven hours nightly. So why do so many people believe they can fully function with only five or six …

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