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Teen birth rate drops, especially among Hispanics
Across the nation fewer and fewer teens are giving birth, especially Hispanic girls, according to a new government report.Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that from 2007 to 2011, the overall rate of teen births plummeted a full 30 percent. The biggest decline was among Hispanic teens, whose birth rate dropped 34 percent. Among non-Hispanic black teens there was...
Thu, 23 May 2013 11:48:26 GMT
Portable emergency room heads to Okla.
Born to save her sisters life, Marissa Ayala graduates from college
Tornado birth: Mom endures labor as twister destroys hospital
When a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, Shayla Taylor was on the upper floor of the local hospital, in active labor with her second child.As the floor shook like an earthquake beneath her and ceiling tiles and insulation fell overhead, the 25-year-old huddled with four nurses, braving both the peak contractions of childbirth and the wrath of the worst twiste...
Wed, 22 May 2013 23:57:33 GMT
Doctors print up a splint for baby's blocked throat
The Youngstown, Ohio, baby turned blue again and again as his little airways collapsed and kept air from reaching his lungs. But doctors used a 3-D bioprinter to custom-make a splint that is holding his airway open and helping him breathe.Now 19-month-old Kaiba Gionfriddo is into everything, says his mother, April Gionfriddo."Quite a few doctors said he had a good chance of not leaving the hosp...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:40:34 GMT
Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria
A dog may not only fill a home with joy, it fills a home with a whole lot of bacteria, new research suggests. But that doesn't mean you have to kick your pooch out of the bed.Research from North Carolina State University published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE found homes with dogs have both a greater number of bacteria and more types of bacteria than homes without dogs.The findings were par...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:29:44 GMT
Post-tornado peril: Victims could face deadly fungal infections
Doctors treating victims hurt badly in Mondays devastating Moore, Okla., tornado should be alert for a rare but deadly complication of wind-whipped debris: fungal infections like those that killed five people after the Joplin, Mo., twister in 2011.Thats the word from government experts in fungal infections, who documented 13 serious cases of necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis -- terrible soft ti...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:29:43 GMT
New insomnia drug is effective, FDA finds
By Matthew PerroneAssociated PressA federal panel of medical experts said that an experimental insomnia drug from Merck & Co. Inc. appears safe and effective, despite evidence from company trials that the pill can cause daytime sleepiness and difficulty driving.A majority of Food and Drug Administration panelists voted Wednesday that Merck's sleeping aid, suvorexant, helped patients get t...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:02:21 GMT
Study: Latino kids seeing more fast food ads
Fungus found in your nose, in the goop between your toes
Government researchers have just done the first genetic survey of all the fungi that live on our skin. Their findings? Theyre in your ears, theyre in your nose and, yes, they are in the goop between your toes.Humans are covered with hundreds of different types of fungus, the team at the National Institutes of Health found. Whats surprising is that one family covers most of our bodies, but our ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 18:43:08 GMT