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As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 7:38 pm
Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 7:09 pm
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.
Posted: April 20, 2019, 10:59 am
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.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 7:56 am
Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 5:20 pm
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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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.
Posted: April 11, 2019, 8:35 pm
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.
Posted: April 12, 2019, 6:32 pm
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.
Posted: April 20, 2019, 12:14 pm
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.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 1:17 pm
How to protect your kids as mainstream brands and social media influencers jump on the weed wagon.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 7:44 am
Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 7:56 am
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.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 9:47 am
This product "may contain feces."
Posted: April 18, 2019, 2:51 am
Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja'Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood -- swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet -- without risk.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 10:10 am
Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 1:58 pm
I try to be restrained in my judgments of other parents. We have so many obligations and pressures when it comes to parental duties that it's probably more detrimental to kids if their parents are further stressed by worrying that they're doing it all wrong.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 1:58 am
When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, Americans aren't very good at separating myths from facts, a new study finds.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 6:06 pm
Researchers have 3D-printed a heart using a patient's cells, providing hope that the technique could be used to heal hearts or engineer new ones for transplants.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 8:19 pm
The first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. Instead of medication, the device delivers a low-level electrical stimulation to the parts of the brain that regulate emotion, behavior and attention.
Posted: April 20, 2019, 10:23 am
If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 10:51 pm
It's official: This year's flu season is a record breaker.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 4:59 pm
The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling competitions in the world. It could easily be seen as a form of self-torture. A true Ironman triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. And in case you're not aware, the Ironman competition puts these three events back-to-back-to-back.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 10:15 pm