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This mom gave birth wearing a virtual reality headset and says it eased the pain of labor

(NEW HAMPTON, N.Y.) — The pain of labor is something all moms experience and most moms never forget. Now hospital labor and delivery rooms are trying to help moms face the pain by turning to a technology used primarily by gamers: virtual reality headsets. Erin Martucci, a mom of three in New Hampton, N.Y., wore virtual reality headsets while giving …

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As climate change worsens world health conditions, more nations need to act: Scientists

mseidelch/iStock(NEW YORK) — Despite the pressing health concerns associated with climate change, only about half of 101 countries surveyed by the World Health Organization had national plans in place to address those problems, and fewer than 20% of those plans have been put into action. In the face of that inaction, climate change continues to wreak havoc on world health, …

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CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause nearly three million infections each year

Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) — More people in the United States are dying from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report out on Wednesday. The latest data in the AR Threats Report showed that antibiotic-resistant fungi and bacteria cause more than 2.8 million …

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Rescue puppy named Narwhal has a tail on his forehead and is ‘perfectly healthy’

(Credit: Rochelle Steffen/Macs Mission) Narwhal, a 10-week-old rescue puppy with an extra tail on his forehead, was found in rural Missouri by Mac’s Mission.(JACKSON, Mo.) — Meet Narwhal, a perfectly healthy rescue puppy with a surprising physical feature that makes him extra special. The 10-week-old furball who was rescued by Mac’s Mission — a nonprofit dog rescue that predominately helps …

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Ervebo approved as 1st Ebola vaccine

MarianVejcik/iStock(GENEVA) — The world’s first Ebola vaccine is finally approved, a critical move that opens the door for its use in countries at high risk for the infectious disease. Just 48 hours after the European Commission granted marketing authorization for the vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday that it had also pre-qualified the vaccine, meaning it meets the …

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Drug testing will be mandatory for students at Ohio Catholic high school

Sergey Mikheev/iStock(HAMILTON, Ohio) — A Catholic high school in Ohio will drug test all of its student beginning in January 2020. Stephen T. Badin High School, located in the city of Hamilton, will launch the required testing as part of its health and wellness initiative to keep the campus and students drug free, according to a letter from the school …

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Teen receives historic double-lung transplant due to vaping-related illness

peterspiro/iStock(DETROIT) — A Michigan teen was facing “imminent death” when he received a historic double lung transplant as a result of a vaping-related illness, doctors said. A Michigan teen was facing “imminent death” when he received a historic double lung transplant as a result of a vaping-related illness, doctors said. “This teenager faced imminent death had he not received a …

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Flesh-eating bacteria that resulted in quadruple amputation reveals deadlier new strain

ClaudioVentrella/iStock(NEW YORK) —  Multiple strains of bacteria can combine to create a potentially deadly flesh-eating infection, according to a newly published case by researchers. When a patient arrived at a hospital with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating infection, doctors did not know that the infection in question compromised multiple strains of bacteria. To save the patient’s life, doctors had to perform …

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Trump signals flexibility on plans to ban flavored vaping products amid pushback from industry

PavelKant/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has indicated that he may be open to stepping back from a full ban on flavored vaping products, saying on Twitter that he will meet with pro-vaping advocates and others to discuss plans after the White House canceled meetings with them last week. Trump said on Friday the administration would announce the next steps in …

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Brain scans show the minds of girls and boys are similar in math

Ridofranz/iStock(NEW YORK) — As more and more advocates and organizations work to dispel the myths that boys are better at math than girls or that women don’t belong in STEM fields, new data is supporting their case. Boys and girls show the same brain activity when it comes to math, according to a new study published Friday in the journal …

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