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All models of Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play sleepers recalled after infant deaths

iStock/JNemchinova(NEW YORK) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling all models of Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play sleepers after it was linked to over 30 infant deaths. The move comes just a few days after the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization of pediatricians known by the acronym AAP, called on the CPSC to recall the products, citing …

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Bus driver surprises student with decorated school bus in honor of her birthday

Courtesy Kathleen Hopson(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A school bus driver has pulled out all the stops to make one of her little passengers feel special on her birthday. Arletha Sherman, 64, of Jacksonville, Fla., decorated her school bus this week in honor of Anna Hopson’s fifth birthday. “She’s touched my heart,” Sherman told Good Morning America of Anna. “She never complains. …

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Ohio becomes the latest state with a heartbeat abortion ban, but will likely face legal challenges

Casimiro/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio has now added itself to a growing list of states where the governor has signed a ban on abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the controversial ban, which is one of the most stringent in the country, on Thursday. Similar bills had been proposed in Ohio in the past, but …

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ER visits almost double for young children swallowing objects

romrodinka/iStock(NEW YORK) — Before children explore the world on foot, they explore it with their five senses. Early development often includes children listening, looking, touching, smelling and tasting their way through their surroundings. The mouth is one of the first body parts that babies have control of, and anything that they can see and touch is often something they can …

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Boy with cancer needs a mixed-race bone marrow match to save his life

Courtesy Jacoby Family(LOS ANGELES) — A 7-year-old mixed-raced boy who’s fighting his second battle with an aggressive form of cancer is in need of a stem cell donor who shares his ethnic background, and his parents are asking people to register as donors. Ryan Jacoby was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in April, 2017 and is currently at Children’s …

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One of America’s smallest babies heads home from New York hospital

Jamie and John Florio(VALHALLA, N.Y.) — A baby born weighing less than 11 ounces, about the size of a human heart, has been sent home after spending 270 days in the hospital. Connor Florio, now 8 months, was discharged from Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York, on April 9, 2019. Now, parents John and Jamie Florio are thrilled to …

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Father, son charged for allegedly selling diseased body parts

YJPTO/iStock(DETROIT) — A father and son have been charged in Michigan for crimes related to allegedly selling diseased body parts through their company, the Biological Resource Center of Illinois (BRCI). BRCI provides human remains to medical professionals to use in training and research, according to court documents filed last week. Donald Greene Sr. and Donald Greene II allegedly sold body …

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NASA study highlights profound effects of space travel on human body

Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty ImagesBY: DR. NAVJOT KAUR SOBTI (NEW YORK) — NASA released the results of a momentous twin study on Thursday, which found that space travel has profound effects on the human body. The findings could shape NASA’s 2020 mission to Mars — a journey that would take astronauts at least three years. Astronaut Scott Kelly was …

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What to know about the new immunotherapy allergy tablets treatment

PeopleImages/iStock(NEW YORK) —  With pollen season in full swing, a new immunotherapy treatment in the form of a tablet is promising some of the more than 50 million allergy sufferers in the United States an alternative to over-the-counter medicines and injections. A new survey by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology revealed that 73% of allergists are now …

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Female lawmakers launch first Black Maternal Health Caucus

daizuoxin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A record number of women were elected to Congress last year, and two congresswomen are showing their power by shining a spotlight on critical women’s issues. Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., have launched the Black Maternal Health Caucus to address the U.S. epidemic of black women dying in pregnancy-related deaths. “As a Black …

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