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A measles outbreak is dividing families in this orthodox Jewish community. Passover could make it worse
As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:38:52 GMT
This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers
Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots.
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News Image Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:09:04 GMT
Are you protected from measles? It may depend on when you were born
Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases -- including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.
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What school threats and lockdowns are doing to a generation of children
Schools across the country are facing the possibility of security threats. Many have plans in place and run drills to prepare for the unthinkable. But lockdown drills and the constant discussion of danger can confuse and traumatize children. And it doesn't necessarily make them safer.
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Michigan measles outbreak linked to outbreak in New York
Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.
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Measles cases are up nearly 300% over last year. This is a global crisis
We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus.
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Human health can be 'mostly sustained' for a year in space, NASA Twins Study concludes
Spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016 caused changes in astronaut Scott Kelly's body, from his weight down to his genes, according to the results of the NASA Twins Study, released Thursday.
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News Image Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:35:09 GMT
Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization's director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Friday.
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News Image Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:32:58 GMT
A peep into the history of Easter's marshmallow icon
Easter is a popular time for America's bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year.
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News Image Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:03:28 GMT
Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world
A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women.
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How to talk to your kids about 420 Day
How to protect your kids as mainstream brands and social media influencers jump on the weed wagon.
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Does sugar make kids hyper? That's largely a myth
Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe.
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Why an ancient religious text is the best parenting book I've read in years
As a parenthood writer, I read a lot of parenting books. Most of them underwhelm by either repeating the obvious or suggesting approaches that are in deep denial of the vagaries of human nature.
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