Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan – Gizmodo

A raccoon licks his lips while eating a stolen bag of sandwiches Wednesday afternoon June 22, 2005 at Fort DeSoto Park in St. Petersburg, Fla.Photo: Chris O’Meara (AP)The Big Apple is staring down a problem it hasn’t seen in roughly eight years: rabid raccoons in Manhattan.The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene…

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Boy Who Wasn’t Immunized For Tetanus Spent 57 Days In Oregon Hospital – NPR

A nurse holds a tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough vaccine in 2016. Physician Judith Guzman-Cottrill tells NPR that she has met many families who hesitate to give their children vaccines. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Lucy Nicholson/Reuters A nurse holds a tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough vaccine in 2016. Physician Judith Guzman-Cottrill tells NPR…

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‘Broken heart’ syndrome linked to brain’s reaction to stress, research finds – Fox News

“Broken heart” syndrome, a disease that causes the heart to temporarily weaken, has been linked to the brain’s reaction to stress, new research has found.In an article published in the European Heart Journal on Tuesday, Swiss researchers said they found a connection between the way the brain communicates with the heart and broken heart syndrome, also…

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The ‘Orchid And The Dandelion’ Highlights Science Of Sensitive Kids : Shots – Health News – NPR

Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive “orchid” children can thrive when tackling challenges, UCSF pediatrician and author Thomas Boyce says, especially if they have the comfort of a regular routine. Michael H/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael H/Getty Images Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive “orchid” children can thrive when tackling challenges, UCSF pediatrician…

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A teen got vaccinated against his parents’ wishes – now, he’ll testify before Congress – INFORUM

Ethan Lindenberger began by questioning his parents’ anti-vaccine stances and eventually got himself inoculated, a rebellion that caught the attention of the national media – and now Congress. The 18-year-old from Ohio announced Saturday on YouTube that he had been invited to speak before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at a…

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Indian factory at the center of latest blood pressure medicine recall reportedly shredded documents and got warnings before carcinogens appeared in their products – Business Insider

Rosalee Jones of Irvington, N.J., holds the medications she takes everyday at the Home Sweet Home senior center in Elizabeth, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. Mike Derer/AP The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week the latest in an already widespread recall of common blood pressure and heart failure medications.The agency’s latest alert includes…

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