News of Note

Scrutinizing Supplements

If you were thinking that taking a few supplements might help you reach some of your New Year’s wellness goals, we have some concerning information you should be aware of.

Researchers from the California Department of Public Health recently discovered that hundreds of dietary supplements sold in the US contain unapproved and potentially dangerous pharmaceutical ingredients.

They published their findings recently in the journal JAMA Network Open.

Got Shots?

A new report released from the CDC finds that the number of children getting vaccinated is declining.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that while more than 90 percent of children between ages 19 and 35 months were vaccinated in 2017, there were opportunities for improvement.

AFM On The Rise

A mysterious polio-like disease is on the rise in parts of the US, and the cause continues to elude scientists. The rare disease is being called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, and mostly strikes young children.

Initial symptoms of AFM are similar to those of a severe respiratory illness and can lead to respiratory failure.

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Loosen Up

If you are a couple struggling to conceive a child, scientists at Harvard University have some advice for you. Ditch the tighty-whities.

Traveling Germs

‘Tis the season for holiday travel, and whether your journey takes you on a relaxing vacation or to visit Grandma, no one wants to get sick.

After swabbing a variety of surfaces often used by airport passengers, researchers learned that the most frequent place viruses were found was also the most unavoidable.

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