The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted unanimously in favor of a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for individuals identified by public health officials as being at risk during a mumps outbreak, such as is going on at Syracuse University. Click here for more information
“a diet that emphasized both healthy plant and healthy animal foods” was associated with a coronary risk only slightly higher than a diet based almost entirely on healthy plant foods, the researchers found. Click here for full article
Many high-school-age children across the United States now find themselves waking up much earlier than they’d prefer as they return to school. They set their alarms, and their parents force them out of bed in the morning, convinced that this is a necessary part of youth and good preparation for the rest of their lives. Click here for full article
There is a recall on children and infant liquid vitamins. Please see the list and check if you have one of these at home. If you do, please return the bottle to the pharmacy where you purchased it. Click here for list
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (also known as cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS) is a recently discovered, poorly understood condition theoretically caused by heavy, long-term cannabis use. Click here for more information
The human throat houses billions of bacteria, most of them harmless. But one species is becoming more common, and it is anything but benign.
Drug-resistant gonorrhea has been on the rise for years; the World Health Organization has reported an increase in more than 50 countries. Now scientists say the epidemic is being driven by a particular mode of transmission: oral sex.
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Feeding a hungry baby can seem like one of the most basic tasks of parenthood, but right from the beginning, the way an individual baby eats, gains weight and grows is a complicated parent-child mix of behavior and biology. Click here for more information
A new controversial study recommends mild exercise after a concussion. This contradicts present policy of complete bed rest until symptoms resolve. Click here to read more
A student at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, the school principal announced Tuesday night. Click here for more information!
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient needed to absorb calcium and phosphorus, and therefore to make bones strong. People do not make their own: We need sunlight to synthesize vitamin D. The vitamin also is found in oily fish and in a few other foods, including milk, which is fortified with the vitamin. Only recently has there been an ‘epidemic’ of people with low Vitamin D levels. Is it real? Click here for more information