More parents believe vaccines are ‘ unnecessary, ’ while a mumps outbreak grows

The contrast between parents’ attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children. Much of the blame for this phenomenon can be attributed to continuing claims from everyone from actor Jim Carrey to […]Related:Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depressionCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea sufferers
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Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that a therapy-based treatment for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted and used as an effective treatment option for early childhood depression.
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Global health officials stepped up defensive measures against Zika over the weekend as the virus continued to expand its reach at a rapid pace. Singapore reported one of the largest single clusters outside of the Americas, confirming 56 infections, mostly among foreign workers at a construction site. On Monday, inspectors armed with insecticide were visiting high-rise public housing […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depressionCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, str...
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Alice felt ecstatic when she saw the two dark pink lines on her pregnancy test. She wasn’t surprised when fatigue and nausea soon followed. But Alice began to worry when she couldn’t sleep and became engulfed in sadness that eclipsed her maternal joy. She confided in a couple of close girlfriends. “Everyone told me that […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea sufferers
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