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Details About MMR, MMRV Vaccine Information Changes And CDC's Public Comment Request

Before an immunization, patients or their guardians are given a Vaccine Information Statements. You’ve probably seen them. They detail which diseases the vaccine will cover and the risks to people from contracting those diseases. The Vaccine Information Statements also provide a list of potential side effects, because it’s necessary for people to be made aware

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End To Finger Pricks? Device Tracks Blood Sugar And Dispenses Insulin, Freeing Diabetics Of Scheduled Readings And Injections

An end to finger pricks? By next year, the type 1 diabetic could be free of blood sampling several times a days and scheduled insulin injections. Cambridge University researchers have come up with a device to “close the loop” and combine both tasks. Putting an end to finger pricks and compensating for a pancreas that

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CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Tested On A Human For The First Time

Researchers in China have, for the first time, injected genes edited by CRISPR technology into a human test subject, the journal Nature reports. They hope the modified genes will provide a major breakthrough in the treatment of certain types of cancer. The team of researchers led by oncologist Lu You of Sichuan University in Chengdu

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Blood Pressure Study Finds Hope In New Treatment

Blood pressure has always been one of the hard fought complications of getting older. But as it turns out, good news came to the blood pressure front on Thursday in the form of a study by JAMA —Journal of the American Medical Association —, which analyzed data from the National Institute of Health’s Systolic Blood

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Marijuana Legalization Linked To Decline In Daily Doses Of Prescription Drugs For Pain, Depression

The legalization of medical marijuana in some states has led to an overall reduction of the use of prescription drugs, Inquisitr reported Thursday, but daily doses of prescription drugs for depression and pain specifically have fallen significantly in these states. Half of the states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana to treat certain health

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'Vaxxed' Director Andrew Wakefield: Anti-Vaccine Movement Galvanized By Donald Trump's Win

Andrew Wakefield, the former doctor behind the anti-vaccine movement and director of the documentary Vaxxed, expressed his excitement over the surprise presidential win of Donald Trump in an interview with health news website STAT. “For the first time in a long time, I feel very positive about this, because Donald Trump is not beholden to

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Bone Cement Company Accused Of 'Human Experimentation' Goes Ahead With Spinal Surgeries Without Approval From FDA

A Seattle-based bone cement manufacturer is accused of using unapproved products on patients, leading to five deaths, CBS News is reporting. Reba Golden fell down from two floors and hurt her back while renovating her house in Honduras. She relocated to Seattle to undergo spinal surgery, but died from blood clots and severe bleeding on

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