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New measles case reported in metro Atlanta

ABC News Photo Illustration, Adapted from the LexisNexis StateNet Database and the Immunization Action Coalition, May 2019 (ABC News)(ATLANTA) — Cobb County, a suburban part of Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated person, according to state health officials. The individual may have exposed others to the infectious disease between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, health officials …

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13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs dies after asthma attack, family says

Davizro/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 13-year-old Broadway actress, Laurel Griggs, has died after an apparently fatal asthma attack. Laurel appeared in the Tony award-winning show, Once. The musical shared news of the star’s passing in a Facebook post Saturday. “This beautiful young lady was part of our Once family. Please keep her family in your prayers.” Laurel’s grandfather, David Rivlin announced …

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Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minority becomes growing concern at NYC forum

baona/iStock(NEW YORK) — Despite decades of rigorous research, proving time and time again that vaccines are safe, and copious evidence that vaccines work, saving an estimated 732,000 children’s lives and preventing millions of hospitalizations over the last 20 years, the scientific community continues to fend off assaults from a relatively small number of ardent anti-vaccine advocates. It’s a battle they …

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Results of 10-year-study link insomnia with heart disease and stroke

yanyong/iStockBy Dr. Angelo Landriscina (NEW YORK) —  People who have trouble sleeping may be at higher risk of heart disease and stroke according to a new study published today in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers from Peking University in Beijing China followed 487,200 Chinese adults for a decade to examine the relationship between insomnia and cardiovascular health. Participants were surveyed …

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CDC identifies Vitamin E Acetate as a ‘strong culprit’ in vaping related illnesses and deaths

sestovic/iStock(ATLANTA) — Officials have identified Vitamin E Acetate as a “strong culprit” in the vaping-related lung injuries that left thousands sick and 39 people dead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The agency collected lung fluid samples of patients with EVALI, short for “E-cigarettes or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury,” as part of its ongoing …

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5-year-old credited with saving mom’s life when her blood sugar got too low

ABCNews.com(HOUSTON) — A young boy is being hailed a hero after his quick thinking helped save his mother’s life. Chelsie Montemayor was unresponsive last Friday due to dangerously low blood sugar and her 5-year-old son Benjamin called his grandmother when he noticed something was wrong. “He was crying, he was screaming. ‘Memaw, please help me,'” Marciela Torres, Benjamin’s grandmother, told …

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White House says to expect announcement on ban of flavored vape products next week

HAZEMMKAMAL/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration will announce the details of a possible ban on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products next week, President Donald Trump said Friday. “We’re going to be coming out with a very important position on vaping,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We have to take care of our kids, most importantly. So we’re going to …

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Mom keeps fighting to cure daughter’s rare disease

United MSD Foundation(NEW YORK) — There is not enough time in the day for Amber Olsen. An average day for this mother means working as a business owner of the staffing company, Nextaff Gulf Coast, taking care of her two teenage daughters and finding a cure for her youngest daughter, Willow, who has a rare genetic disease. Now 6 years …

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Wisconsin state Assembly passes slate of suicide prevention bills

Jason_Ray_Photography/iStock(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin state Assembly Republicans passed a slate of laws aimed at suicide prevention Thursday, in response to rising suicide rates in the state. “Every one of us, unfortunately, has a friend, family member or colleague, who has been in a really bad place,” Rep. Robin Vos, speaker of the Wisconsin state Assembly, said in advance of the …

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Sculpture honoring trans, gender nonconforming communities unveiled in New York City

FotoCuisinette/iStock(NEW YORK) — Artist Rubem Robierb’s sleek white sculpture of massive butterfly wings certainly makes a statement. “In tribute to the strength and bravery of the trans [and gender nonconforming] community, ‘Dandara’ has an important message and meaning,” Robierb said at the unveiling on Monday in New York City. “I felt that New York City was a place to showcase …

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