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World Health Organization recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for young kids

Instead, "when sedentary, engaging in reading and storytelling with a caregiver is encouraged", the organisation said of young children. Sedentary screen time includes watching television or video...

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No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

The guidelines from the World Health Organization may read to some parents like common-sense practices, including not exposing babies under one-year-old to screens. "I do rather wonder to what extent ...

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Survey finds teens unaware they are vaping nicotine

Survey finds teens unaware they are vaping nicotine

A new study has found that many teens using e-cigarettes appear to be inhaling significant quantities of nicotine without realising. "It's well known that e-cigarettes end up delivering more nic...

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Video Games Affect Girls' Social Skills But Not Boys', Says Study

Video Games Affect Girls' Social Skills But Not Boys', Says Study

It found that playing the games affected youth differently by age and gender, but that generally speaking, gaming was not associated with social development. While the study has a wide range of findin...

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NY outbreaks drive USA measles count up to 626

NY outbreaks drive USA measles count up to 626

According to today's CDC , the 626 total is 41 cases shy of reaching the 667 reported in 2014, now the record for the post-elimination period. On Apr 18 the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) annou...

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Malawi starts 'landmark' pilot of first ever child malaria vaccine

After more than three decades in development and nearly $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, before it is extended to Kenya and G...

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Skipping breakfast significantly increases risk of death from heart disease

Participants were asked how often they ate breakfast. "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first prospective analysis of skipping breakfast and risk of cardiovascular mortality", researchers n...

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Dept. of Public Health investigates measles outbreak in LA County

Dept. of Public Health investigates measles outbreak in LA County

That's 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update . According to its most recent post, the CDC expects, "In the coming weeks, 2019 confirmed case numbers will likely surpass...

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FDA approves nerve stimulation device to treat kids with ADHD

FDA approves nerve stimulation device to treat kids with ADHD

Far from a powerful electric "zap", the device, called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System (eTNS for short), produces what doctors consider to be therapeutic levels of stimulation...

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Florida residents urged to get vaccinated after measles case

Florida residents urged to get vaccinated after measles case

Most doctors now practicing medicine have never had to diagnose measles cases. "Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said it "deeply concerns us" that mea...

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Measles epidemic on track to be the worst in almost 20 years

Interested in Measles? Add Measles as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Measles news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The highest number of cases were reported in NY, where there was a...

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Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

The health worker killed was Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist, a WHO statement said. He said the militiamen erroneously believed that foreigners had brought the disease with t...

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2nd Iowa Measles Case Has CR Schools And Others Concerned

2nd Iowa Measles Case Has CR Schools And Others Concerned

There are no anti-viral drugs for treating measles . Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis said that with 90 percent effectiveness the measles-mumps-rubella immunization (MMR) is the way ...

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Scientists restore activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

Scientists restore activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

Clinically, it's not a living brain, but a cell-active brain. The findings challenge long-known understandings about timing and the irreversible nature of brains' cessation of function after death. ...

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HIV used to remedy 'bubble boy' illness

HIV used to remedy 'bubble boy' illness

They published the results in the New England Journal of Medicine . She said: 'These patients are toddlers now who are responding to vaccinations and have immune systems to make all immune cells th...

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Google issues MEASLES warning to staff after infected worker visited campus

Google issues MEASLES warning to staff after infected worker visited campus

A few days later, the incident was confirmed by a Santa Clara County's public health agency spokesperson, who announced that a San Mateo County adult resident had contracted measles after visiting Goo...

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Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix babies' 'bubble boy' disease

Jude's during a press conference. Gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has cured infants born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1). The disease, wh...

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Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

Health officials investigating case of confirmed 'travel-related' measles in York Region

The 43-year-old woman was seemingly healthy before coming down with a fever March 31, CBS New York reports . The Iowa Department of Public Health said these cases serve as a reminder for "all Iowan...

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Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats turns deadly

Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats turns deadly

Those interviewed by the CDC said they ate different types and brands of products from various deli counters. According to the CDC , eight people have been hospitalized in New York, New Jersey, P...

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Health Department issues summonses to 3 parents over measles vaccine

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday rejected the petition from five anonymous anti-vaccine mothers who attempted to block the city's recent vaccination mandate amid the largest measles outbreak the c...

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Third measles patient confirmed in Maryland, unrelated to earlier ‘household contact’ cases

Third measles patient confirmed in Maryland, unrelated to earlier ‘household contact’ cases

Those born after 1980 should double check their vaccine cards to ensure their measles vaccines are up to date, respectively check whether they received the vaccine in the first place. Most of the NY c...

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U.S. FDA orders withdrawal of transvaginal surgical mesh from market

U.S. FDA orders withdrawal of transvaginal surgical mesh from market

The Food and Drug Administration said it had told Boston Scientific Corp. and Humlebaek, Denmark-based Coloplast A/S "to stop selling and distributing their products in the USA immediately". Wom...

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Scientists create first 3-D-printed tiny heart with human tissue

Scientists create first 3-D-printed tiny heart with human tissue

Calling it a "major breakthrough", scientists say they hope the technology could produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans as well as patches to fix or regenerate defective hearts. Organs mad...

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Health Stocks Crumble as Fears of ‘Medicare for All’ Snowball

Health Stocks Crumble as Fears of ‘Medicare for All’ Snowball

Together, the shares of hospitals and insurers lost $28 billion in market value on Tuesday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg . UnitedHealth Group exceeded its first-quarter predictions and...

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Nottingham Uni Experts: Half of Patients on Statins Don't See Cholesterol Drop

Nottingham Uni Experts: Half of Patients on Statins Don't See Cholesterol Drop

But they highlight that there is now no management strategy in clinical practice which takes into account patient variations in LDL-C response, and no guidelines for predictive screening before commen...

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Doctors and Professionals in 11 States Charged in Historic Federal Opioid Sting

Doctors and Professionals in 11 States Charged in Historic Federal Opioid Sting

According to the indictment, one pharmacy in Dayton, Ohio prescribed over 1.75 million opioid pills between October 2015 and October 2017, earning the nefarious designation of "pill mill", a medical...

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Yale Scientists Revive Cellular Activity in Brains of Dead Pigs

Yale Scientists Revive Cellular Activity in Brains of Dead Pigs

It might sound like Frankenstein , but it isn't, the scientists insist. He's a professor of neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine. Doctor Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, from the Brain Initiative...

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Even moderate portions of red meat can cause cancer, study finds

Even moderate portions of red meat can cause cancer, study finds

The research, conducted by the University of Auckland and the University of Oxford surveyed half a million United Kingdom men and women aged between 40 and 69. The World Health Organisation have said ...

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'I don't trust Barr' Nancy Pelosi comments on attorney general

'I don't trust Barr' Nancy Pelosi comments on attorney general

Hawaii Democrat Brian Schatz , had pointedly given Barr an opportunity to rephrase that, "because when the attorney general of the United States uses the word 'spying, ' it's rather provocative and i...

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Number of measles cases rocket amid warnings of poor vaccination rates

Number of measles cases rocket amid warnings of poor vaccination rates

Measles has been reported in 20 states this year, with notable outbreaks in NY and Washington. Some 112,163 cases of measles globally were reported between January and March this year compared to j...

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