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Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school, while there’s a measles outbreak in the area. Since December 7, the students from Green Meadow Waldorf School in suburban Rockland County just north of New York City, have had to…MORE

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Although languages around the world vary greatly, some share similar speech sounds. A new study suggests that labiodental sounds like “f” and “v” are included in about half of the world’s languages due to a change in our diet that relies on softer foods. This contradicts the theory that the range of human sounds has…MORE

Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

A California jury returned a $29.4 million verdict in a trial involving a woman who believes that her mesothelioma is tied to her regular use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. Wednesday’s decision came after a lengthy trial that started in January. The jury awarded $24.4 million to Teresa Leavitt and $5 million to her…MORE

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017. The term dementia encompasses disease…MORE

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Nearly 52,000 children under age 6 were treated at emergency rooms across the United States in 2017, according to a new report. Although that’s a decline since 2010, the report identifies some reasons why children may continue to be poisoned by medicines, offering key lessons for other parents. Researchers conducted 90-minute interviews with groups of…MORE

Maryland may become the first state to ban foam food containers and cups

Maryland may become the first state to ban foam food containers and cups

Maryland is well on its way to becoming the first state to ban foam. The Legislature has approved bills to ban polystyrene — commonly known as plastic foam — cups and food containers. If a final measure is passed and the governor signs it, Maryland would be the first state to implement such a ban,…MORE

Proposal for global moratorium on editing of inherited DNA is met with criticism

Proposal for global moratorium on editing of inherited DNA is met with criticism

Researchers and ethicists, including the scientist who pioneered and patented CRISPR gene-editing technology, are calling for a global moratorium on human germline editing — changes made to inherited DNA, the genetic material in sperm, eggs or embryos that can be passed on to the next generation. The ban would not apply to genetic editing done…MORE

New FDA policy could get some flavored e-cigarette products pulled off the market

New FDA policy could get some flavored e-cigarette products pulled off the market

The US Food and Drug Administration released a policy draft Wednesday aimed at preventing e-cigarette products from getting into kids’ hands. The result could be that some flavored products are taken off the market. The draft compliance policy, which is awaiting comments for 30 days and pending finalization, would take action against stores selling flavored…MORE

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