Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flaws in current whooping cough vaccines aren’t to blame for rising rates of the disease in the United States, a new study contends. Researchers attribute a resurgence of the disease since the 1970s to factors that arose long before the latest vaccines were introduced in the late 1990s.…

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Protect Your Child From Opioid Poisoning

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — America’s opioid epidemic is taking a mounting toll on the nation’s children — some as young as toddlers. The number of youngsters hospitalized for opioid poisoning tripled between 1997 and 2012, and the largest overall increase was among toddlers and preschoolers, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.…

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