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June 19, 2019

Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears
Each summer, as Lauren Rutkowski and her husband Joel await the arrival of energized, sun-kissed children for their seven-week camp, the couple surveys the canoes and paddleboards, the arts and crafts, the food menus -- and every camper's vaccination records. ... More Story with Video....

Richer countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds
People in high-income countries have the lowest confidence in vaccines, with about 20% of those in Europe either disagreeing or being unsure of whether vaccines are safe, according to a new global survey. ... More Story with Video....

Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date
Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there's an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date. ... More Story with Video....

New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines
New York is requiring all schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections. ... More Story with Video....

Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs
Tests by an online pharmacy turned up another cancer-causing compound in heart medications, and these drugs haven't been recalled. ... More Story with Video....

India to overtake China as the world's most populous country: UN
India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report. ... More Story with Video....

Suicide rates among America's young people continue to soar, study shows
Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years -- so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. ... More Story with Video....

Uganda tightens border, bans gatherings as second Ebola death confirmed
Ugandan authorities beefed up border controls and banned public gatherings in the region affected by Ebola Thursday, confirming a second death after the disease was first detected in the country this week. ... More Story with Video....

This teen's vape exploded, shattering his jaw
The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone. ... More Story with Video....

Diabetes, cancer and death: These are the effects of polluted air
On Wednesday, the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump finalized its rollback of President Obama's signature climate policy -- the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions. The administration will replace the plan with the Affordable Clean Energy ... More Story with Video....

More pregnant women in the US are using pot, study finds
More moms-to-be in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. ... More Story with Video....

Planned Parenthood is building a clinic in Alabama in the face of a near-total ban on abortions
Planned Parenthood has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art woman's clinic in Alabama despite a looming near-total ban on abortions. ... More Story with Video....

Teen survives 10-inch knife lodged in face: 'It could have been the end of me'
When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, "here we go again." ... More Story with Video....

Facebook debuts US blood donation tool, its latest public health move
Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too. ... More Story with Video....

Your Facebook profile can indicate if you have a medical condition, a study finds
Your social media could reveal a lot more about you than you think. ... More Story with Video....

Injuries from cosmetics send 4,300 children to ERs every year
Cosmetic products such as perfume, nail polish and shampoo help us feel and look good. But in the wrong hands -- especially those of the very young -- these products can be harmful, or even deadly. More than 64,000 kids younger than 5 years old had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016, a... More Story with Video....

Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination
Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced. ... More Story with Video....

Obesity rates falling among low-income preschoolers: 'It gives us hope'
While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an "encouraging" new study finds that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers have declined. ... More Story with Video....

After surgery, how patients fare may depend on how their doctor behaves, study says
Whether patients have problems after surgery could depend on their surgeons' behavior, a new study suggests. ... More Story with Video....

Child death toll from brain disease crosses 100 in India as parents protest
Scores of parents and locals gathered outside a hospital in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Tuesday to protest the death of more than 100 children over the past three weeks. ... More Story with Video....

Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey reveal one possible effect of climate change, study says
Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay, where water temperatures have been... More Story with Video....

Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study says
Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows. ... More Story with Video....

The top 10 questions about surrogacy for same-sex couples, answered
For heterosexual couples who want to have children, surrogacy is often one of the last options they consider, following time-consuming and emotionally and physically exhausting consultations with a fertility specialist. But for gay couples who want kids, surrogacy is one of only two options (the ot... More Story with Video....

FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient's death
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert on Thursday over the use of fecal transplants after one recipient died. ... More Story with Video....

300 inmates in Texas' Harris County jail are quarantined over a mumps outbreak
A mumps outbreak at the Harris County jail in Houston has forced staff to isolate 14 symptomatic people and quarantine a few hundred other inmates, officials said Thursday. ... More Story with Video....

Epilepsy drugs linked to higher risk of birth defects, study says
Side effects of prescription drugs are of particular concern during pregnancy. ... More Story with Video....

You could be swallowing a credit card's weight in plastic every week
Worldwide, people ingest an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new study suggests. ... More Story with Video....

Sleeping with lights on and weight gain in women linked in new study
Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze -- such as from a television or bright nightlight -- has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity. ... More Story with Video....

A Texas mom says she was kicked out of a city pool for breastfeeding her baby
A group of moms held a "nurse-in" at a Texas swimming pool to support a woman who says she was kicked out for breastfeeding her baby. ... More Story with Video....

For many doctors breaking bad news, 'death' is a four-letter word
It's never easy to tell a patient about a terminal illness, but a longtime doctor whose own diagnosis was botched says physicians must do better. ... More Story with Video....

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