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Doctors start movement in response to NRA, calling for more gun research

Doctors start movement in response to NRA, calling for more gun research

The feud between the National Rifle Association and the medical community still rages on, with the latest round coming from physicians who released an editorial saying they disagree with the NRA, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday. In a tweet this month, the NRA told “anti-gun” doctors to “stay in their…MORE

More US children confirmed with paralyzing polio-like illness AFM

More US children confirmed with paralyzing polio-like illness AFM

More children have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like paralyzing illness, according to numbers released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have now been 106 confirmed cases of AFM in 29 states this year, according to the CDC, an increase of 16 since last week. There are also…MORE

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism risk, study says

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism risk, study says

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds. Pregnant women in Vancouver who were exposed to the highest level of environmental nitric oxide, an airborne, traffic-related pollutant, were more likely to give birth to children later diagnosed with autism, the researchers say. Autism…MORE

Fake psychiatrist prompts UK investigation of 3,000 foreign doctors

Fake psychiatrist prompts UK investigation of 3,000 foreign doctors

Up to 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are having their backgrounds checked after it emerged that a fake psychiatrist with no qualifications was allowed to practice for over 22 years. Zholia Alemi was jailed for fraud in October after she changed an elderly client’s will to make herself a beneficiary. Following that, it was…MORE

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to rise as violence hampers health workers’ efforts to battle the virus. There are now 358 cases of Ebola and 213 deaths since the outbreak began in August, according to the nation’s Ministry of Health. Conflict between militant groups and government…MORE

One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The online poll, which was administered in October, looked at 1,977 parents who had at least one child, whether parents would get their children the flu vaccine…MORE

New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic

New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic

A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as “punishment” — only to lose too…MORE

Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world

Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world

Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world’s three “most polluted cities” on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites. PurpleAir, which has a network of sensors around the world, also showed that California had worse air than traditional…MORE

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees

Evacuees who fled the Camp Fire in California are facing norovirus outbreaks in shelters. The Butte County Public Health Department said that 145 people have been sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea since the shelters opened to evacuees and 41 people were experiencing symptoms at four different shelters as of Wednesday evening. Twenty-five people have been…MORE

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