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Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain, CDC studies suggest
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Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain, CDC studies suggest

Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain in practices to identify and diagnose the condition, according to studies published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children born in 2014 were 50% more likely to receive an autism diagnosis or special education by age 4 than those born…MORE

Surgeon fined $3,000 for amputating patient’s wrong leg

Surgeon fined $3,000 for amputating patient’s wrong leg

An Austrian court has fined a surgeon 2,700 euros ($3,050) for mistakenly amputating the wrong leg of a patient. The 43-year-old surgeon was fined at the Linz Regional Court on Wednesday, with half of the amount suspended, “for committing grossly negligent bodily harm,” Walter Eichinger, the court’s vice president, told CNN. On May 18 the…MORE

How to be safe during home workouts
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How to be safe during home workouts

When the coronavirus pandemic forced gyms to close their doors last year, many people began working out at home. Soon, doctors were seeing patients coming in with a variety of home-gym-inspired injuries: lower back pain, ankle sprains, hamstring pulls and more. It’s easier than you may think to get injured when you’re working out at…MORE

Majority of vaccinated adults say they’ll get a booster, KFF poll finds
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Majority of vaccinated adults say they’ll get a booster, KFF poll finds

Most fully vaccinated adults in the United States say they plan to get a booster, according to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation survey. Demand for booster shots has increased dramatically over the past month — about 60% of fully vaccinated adults say they’ve already gotten their booster or “definitely” will. But nearly one in five…MORE

You don’t have to change holiday plans due to Omicron if you’re vaccinated, Fauci says. But don’t wait to get a booster
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You don’t have to change holiday plans due to Omicron if you’re vaccinated, Fauci says. But don’t wait to get a booster

As the first case of the Omicron variant in the US was detected on Wednesday, health officials are urging Americans not to wait any longer to receive a vaccination or booster to better protect themselves and others. With the Delta variant still spreading — and travel expected to increase this month — vaccinations are key…MORE

This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose
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This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose

It’s a little strip of paper not much longer than 2 inches, and it has the potential to prevent a drug overdose. These strips can detect fentanyl, the deadliest drug in the United States, when it’s mixed with other drugs. Between April 2020 through May 2021, there were more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in…MORE

First confirmed US case of Omicron coronavirus variant detected in California
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First confirmed US case of Omicron coronavirus variant detected in California

The United States’ first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California. In a White House news briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the case was in an individual who traveled from South Africa on November 22 and tested positive for Covid-19…MORE

As HIV cases rise globally, it’s more important than ever to keep yourself safe. Experts explain what to do
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As HIV cases rise globally, it’s more important than ever to keep yourself safe. Experts explain what to do

As we mark World AIDS Day today, a wave of HIV cases makes it more important than ever to protect yourself from contracting the virus. The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, attacks the body’s immune system, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If left untreated, it can lead to AIDS, acquired…MORE

Question of the Day

Dec 2

Q:  Nearly 70% of Americans say they rarely or never do this…even tho they probably have the opportunity to do it nearly every day… A: Answer the phone if they don’t know who’s calling

Dec 1

Q: Sales of this item dipped by up to 40-percent due to the pandemic… A: Ties

Nov 30

Q: It’s not many, but 5% of American adults say they haven’t done this in the past 6-months… A: Listened to music