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At least 922 children and young adults have died of<a href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/infectious-disease” target=”_blank”> measles</a> in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/infectious-disease/vaccines” target=”_blank”>vaccination </a>program, the World health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of deaths is based on official numbers, but these are likely to be very incomplete, as is the current total […]

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(Reuters health) – As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn’t enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease. FILE PHOTO: An employee holds marijuana while posing in a photo illustration at a dispensary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June […]

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(Reuters health) – Roughly in six U.S. kids have at least one mental health disorder, and only about half of them receive treatment from a mental health professional, a new study suggests. Nationwide, an estimated 7.7 million children ages 6 to 17 have at least one mental health disorder, or about 16.5 percent of school […]

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(Reuters health) – Kids with obstructive sleep apnea may be at lower risk of accidents with oncoming vehicles during the day if they use positive airway pressure, or PAP, therapy at night, a new study suggests. Importantly, children must consistently stick to the PAP treatment plan for it to make a difference, the study authors […]

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(Reuters health) – Kids living with type 1 diabetes are no different from their peers in their reading and math test scores, a Danish study suggests. The less common form of diabetes, known as type 1, develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas fails to produce the hormone insulin, which is needed for […]

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Half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity surveyed 2,361 people and found that only 1% were able to name the seven known risk or protective factors for dementia. The six risk factors are heavy drinking, genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, […]

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Woman with massive tumors on legs faces incurable disorder A Brazilian woman who developed massive tumors on her legs caused by a rare genetic disorder has already undergone several surgeries to remove the growths but said it has damaged her relationships and even caused her to lose her job. Karina Rodini said the disease, neurofibromatosis, […]

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The number of workers trained to prescribe social activities, like exercise groups and art classes, to GP patients who don’t need pills, is set to rise, under NHS England plans. The aim is that “link workers” will support GPs and reduce their workload. A link worker’s role is to help patients find suitable community activities […]

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People in England will be able to pay the NHS to sequence their genes on condition they share their data. Those taking part in the planned scheme will be given a health report which can predict the risk of developing conditions like cancer or Alzheimer’s. health Secretary Matt Hancock says it will help develop treatments […]

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