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Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

Serious infections during childhood have been tied to a subsequent increased risk of mental disorders in a new study. The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday, found that infections requiring hospitalizations were associated with an about 84% increased risk of being diagnosed with any mental disorder and an about 42% increased risk…MORE

Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week. The three recalled lots of Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL may have concentrations of ibuprofen that are too high and therefore could be dangerous, according to the recall announcement. The…MORE

In space first, China launches lunar rover to far side of the moon

In space first, China launches lunar rover to far side of the moon

China is poised to become the first country to explore the far side of the moon with the launch of a lunar rover Saturday, another step to its goal of becoming a space superpower. The Chang’e 4 lunar mission lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Sichuan province in the early morning,…MORE

Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Older women with excess body fat, even if they have what’s considered a normal body-mass index, could be at greater risk for breast cancer, according to a study published Thursday in the medical journal JAMA Oncology. “We do find that excess body fat in those who are post-menopausal with a normal body mass index is…MORE

Why is pizza so addictive?

Why is pizza so addictive?

A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them. Interestingly, pizza was recently ranked as the food most associated with indicators of addiction, according to…MORE

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch’s new heart monitor

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch’s new heart monitor

Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update. This new ECG app represents a big venture into…MORE

HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract

HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract

Anonymous reporting led to an “inaccurate” story about federal funding of controversial fetal tissue research, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday. HHS’s National Institutes of Health has made no decision on whether to extend a University of California, San Francisco contract for controversial research involving fetal tissue, said Caitlin Oakley, a…MORE

Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says

Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says

Conservative rhetoric about migrants — like the group making their way through Mexico, the one President Donald Trump called an “invasion” — might lead some to believe that migrants are a threat to American health, a strain on the health care system and damaging to the economy. But a new series of papers presented at…MORE

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