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Kids With Sickle Cell Are Missing Out On Meds

February 18, 2018

Bacterial infections are a major health threat for children with sickle cell anemia, but taking daily antibiotics can reduce that risk by 84 percent, according ...

In Shooting’s Wake, ‘Stop the Bleed’ Kits Urged for Schools

Noting that it takes only 5 to 10 minutes for a gunshot victim to bleed to death, the American College of Surgeons has long pushed ...

Transgender Woman Able to Breast-Feed Infant

Doctors said the case shows “modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women,” The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. reported. WebMD Health

Pets Good Medicine for Those Battling Mental Ills

Although furry companions won’t replace medications or therapy for mental health concerns, they can provide significant benefits, according to British researchers. WebMD Health

Flu Season Shows First Signs of Slowing

There was also a slight drop in doctor visits for flu-like illness: 7.5 percent of patient  visits during the week ending Feb. 10, down from ...

CDC: Most Children Dying From Flu Not Vaccinated

Most children who have died of the flu so far this season had not been vaccinated, according to the CDC. Of the 63 confirmed flu ...

Pet Alert: Euthanasia Drug Found in Wet Dog Food

J.M. Smucker Co. said it has pulled specific shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy canned wet dog food. WebMD Health

Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

Every 10 percent dietary increase in packaged snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and other highly processed foods boosts the risk for cancer by 12 percent, ...

Parents Find Kids’ Weight Grades Hard to Swallow

About half of U.S. states have laws requiring schools to conduct BMI screenings among their students, according to a study published last year in Current ...

Routine Ovarian Cancer Screenings Aren’t Helping

Screening not only didn’t prevent any deaths, it also led to harm, the panel said. WebMD Health

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