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Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date

Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there’s an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date. Researchers who work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning travelers to get their measles, mumps and…MORE

Child death toll from brain disease crosses 100 in India as parents protest

Scores of parents and locals gathered outside a hospital in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Tuesday to protest the death of more than 100 children over the past three weeks. Health authorities have confirmed that at least 109 children have died in the city of Muzaffarpur due to inflammation or infection in the…MORE

Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows

Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years — so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. An increase was especially seen among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men, according to a research paper published Tuesday…MORE

Nevada is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. There are more than 40 defendants in the case

Citing an “ecosystem of addiction,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced Monday he is expanding a complaint against manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and individuals the state says are responsible for the opioid addiction crisis in Nevada. The lawsuit lists more than 40 defendants, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Pharma, Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler family…MORE

Future summers will ‘smash’ temperature records every year

If you think it’s hot now, you haven’t seen anything yet. A new study predicts that parts of the world will “smash” temperature records every year in the coming century due to climate change, “pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope.” The scientists who authored the study, published in the journal Nature Climate…MORE

Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044

The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow, with the number of cases this year now reaching 1,044 as of Friday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those cases have been confirmed in 28 states. The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,…MORE

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