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Mum’s fury as unvaccinated child excluded from birthday party

One of the most heated debates among parents about children's health is whether we should or should not vaccinate our children. A mother shared her experience with an unvaccinated child on Reddit, revealing what happened when she invited the unvaccinated to her son's birthday party. "After sending invitations to my son's birthday party, I found out that one of her …

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Doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter, illegally prescribing opioids

WOBURN, Mass. – A Dracut doctor was charged with involuntary manslaughter after a patient was convicted of having prescribed opiates for unlawful death, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Dr. Richard Miron, 76, a solitary practitioner of internal medicine, was indicted on more charges Thursday by a grand jury of Middlesex County. It deals with a count of manslaughter, …

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Air Quality Alert Issued, Stearns County in Affected Area

ST. CLOUD – Stearns County is in air quality alert until 6:00 pm Thursday. The alarm was issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The agency states that fine particle levels have increased in the "orange" category. This means that air is not healthy for people suffering from asthma and heart disease, children and the elderly. The cause is the …

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Massachusetts doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in opioid death

WOBURN, Mass (AP) – A Massachusetts doctor was charged with manslaughter in the death of a patient who overdosed the opioids he prescribed. The Attorney General's Office Maura Healey said Tuesday that Richard, 76, Miron was also charged with illegal prescribing of opioids and fraud on the state's Medicaid program. The Healey office says it is the first time the …

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Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness, 9 in Washington

FILE – The image of the 2014 electron microscope provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows numerous spheroidal Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions. Doctors suspected that a mysterious paralyzing disease, an acute flaccid myelitis, could be linked to the virus. This year saw a record number of cases of mysterious paralyzing disease in children, US health officials reported on …

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Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home

Breaking News Email Receive urgent alerts and special reports. The news and stories that count, delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 11, 2018 / 7:03 PM GMT of Reuters One in seven people with type 2 diabetes could needlessly test their blood sugar at home several times a day, says a US study . People with type 2 diabetes do …

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These Simple Tips May Prevent Holiday Weight Gain, Study Suggests

It's the holiday season … and also the weight gain. In fact, festive parties and hearty meals with the family make it all too easy to pack during this time of year. But a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that some simple tips, including weighting regularly, can help prevent weight gain during the holidays. The study, known as …

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