Weekly Health Digest: Measles Impact on Immune System, Contaminated Stool Kills Patient, Brain Aging, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection By James Gallagher Several studies on unvaccinated individuals have shown that measles has an immense impact on the immune system. It has been shown that the measles virus attacks our B-cells, a type of immune cell that…

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Weekly Health Digest: Stressful Pregnancies, Eradication of 2 out of 3 Types of Polio, Sugary Drink Ban

A summary of important health news from the past week A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows By: Sandee LaMotte Pregnancies with boys are more vulnerable in utero to mishaps and a recent study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of…

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Weekly Health Digest: Suicide and Race; Fat in Peoples’ Lungs; Zantac Recall; and Chinese Healthcare

A summary of important health news from the past week Suicide Rates For Black Boys And Girls Disproportionately High By: Kristen West Savali New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research has found that “Black boys between the ages of 5 to 12 are committing suicide at higher rates than any other racial…

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Weekly Health Digest: Quick-onset suicidality, Teen Pregnancy and ADHD, Mind-reading Exoskeleton, and more

A summary of important health news from the past week. A new type of diagnosis could make it easier to spot if someone may attempt suicide By: Temma Ehrenfeld Over half of suicides are committed by people without a mental health diagnosis. While some of these people suffered from undiagnosed psychiatric illness, some experts say…

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Weekly Health Digest: Ebola Vaccine Transparency, Flu Vaccination Rates, TB from Deers, and More

Photo by Scott Carroll on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week. Doctors Without Borders Calls For More Transparency In Distribution Of Ebola Vaccine By: Paolo Zialcita The humanitarian NGO, Doctors Without Borders, claims that the World Health Organization is restricting the availability of the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo based…

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Weekly Health Digest: E-cigarette ban in New York, soot pollution, rare mosquito-borne disease, and more

Photo by Thomas Millot on Unsplash New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes By: Jen Christensen On September 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote an executive order to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to curb teen vaping. The ban will last 90 days and will have to be renewed for a longer effect. Member of the Special…

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Weekly Health Digest: Treating PMS, E-cigarette regulation, Air Ambulances

Photo by VapeClubMY on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week. Treating PMS May Be Vital to Your Well-Being By: Madeline R. Vann, MPH According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, at least 85 percent of women experience at least one symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is the term used to…

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Weekly Health Digest: Opioid crisis ruling, Lyme disease, Secondhand E-Cigarette Vapors

A summary of important health news from the past week. Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling By Russell Hotten The multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m to Oklahoma for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. According to Oklahoma State, Johnson & Johnson marketed their addictive painkillers by downplaying the…

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Weekly Health Digest: Insurance for Black Moms, Malaria Vaccine, Campus Quarantine, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week. Giving black moms health insurance may save their babies’ lives By: Julia Belluz A new study in JAMA finds that states that have expanded Medicaid have seen improved outcomes in black infants’ health. Black infants are the most vulnerable population of babies—“compared to white babies, black…

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