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CDC releases first data on maternal mortality since 2007

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics has released the first national data on maternal mortality since 2007. The data are presented in three National Vital Statistics Reports. A consensus process was recommended for all states to add a standardized checkbox to improve identification of maternal death in 2003. […]

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US life expectancy up for first time in four years

Credit: CC0 Public Domain US life expectancy is up for the first time in four years, driven by factors including a fall in the rate of fatal drug overdoses and cancer deaths, official statistics showed Thursday. The increase in 2018, the latest year for which data is ready, was marginal: 78.7 years compared to 78.6 […]

Health Problems

Drug trial seeking first ever treatment for dangerous side effect of Prader-Willi syndrome

One in every 15,000 children is affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a complex, genetic endocrine condition caused by a disorder of chromosome 15. It’s non-inheritable, meaning the condition isn’t passed down from a family member. Among the regular side effects like growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, delayed puberty, behavioral problems and learning difficulties, but hyperphagia is […]

Health Problems

Why your first battle with flu matters most

How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens. The findings offer an explanation for why some patients fare much worse than […]

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First medical cannabis charity offers grants to epilepsy, MS patients

Hope for dozens of families as country’s first medical cannabis charity plans to offer grants to epilepsy and MS patients forking out for private prescriptions Sapphire Medical Foundation aims to dish out grants to 20 patients next year They will target poor families unable to afford expensive private prescriptions It will heap pressure on government as […]

Kids Health

Putting the Kids First! Celebs Who Crush Coparenting

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have different ideas about how to raise kids. But the former couple prioritize coparenting for the sake of their children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.  “You have to be on the same page. You have to cooperate,” the Batman actor explained to Today.com in November 2017. “If you recognize that you […]