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New Screening Guidelines Set Forth by AAP

New Screening Guidelines Set Forth by AAP

Monday marks the release of the new screening guidelines for babies by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The news seems good for children when seen in terms of health as it encourages more preventive testing in children from HIV to cholesterol. As per the new updated guidelines, children will be tested for cholesterol, congenital heart disease, anemia, teeth, HIV testing, depression, drugs and alcohol, vision and cervical dysplasia.

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Southwest Airlines’ Attendant Makes Trip Worthwhile For Gooch Family

Southwest Airlines’ Attendant Makes Trip Worthwhile For Gooch Family

Anissa, a flight attendant with Southwest Airlines, is receiving worldwide appreciation for her assistance to a passenger. Annisa came like a blessing for Heather Gooch, who boarded the flight with her 9-month-old son. Gooch was as stressed as any mother would be during her first flight with her baby. But, Annisa made sure that the flight was a memorable one.

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Hawaii sets example for other states by increasing legal age of smoking from 18 to 21

Hawaii sets example for other states by increasing legal age of smoking from 18 to 21

Hawaii has good start to New Year by welcoming a new policy as per which, the legal age smoking in the state has been increased from 18 to 21. Hawaii has become the first state in the US to increase the legal smoking age.

The new law is active since January 1, 2016. As per the new law, consumers should be of at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products including electronic smoking devices. Last June, Governor David Ige signed a new legislation to address smoking issues among adolescents.

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Southwest Airlines flight attendant wins hearts for soothing crying baby mid-flight

Southwest Airlines flight attendant wins hearts for soothing crying baby mid-flight

This flight attendant is getting all admiration for how smartly she calmed a crying baby mid-flight. A photo has been posted on Facebook by Healther Gooch showing how the air hostess, Anisse, was calming walking the aisle of Southwest flight with her baby boy. The photo since then has gone viral.

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Dietary sugar accelerates breast cancer risk

Dietary sugar accelerates breast cancer risk

Those who eat sugar-rich Western diets face a significantly increased likelihood of development of breast cancer and metastasis of tumors to the lungs, a new study cautioned.

A team of researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated that fructose and sucrose, which are found in table sugar and corn syrup and serve as key ingredients in Western diets, accelerate growth of breast tumors and also make it spread to some other parts of the body.

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Pay Attention Oregonians! January 1 Law Allows Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control Pills

Pay Attention Oregonians! January 1 Law Allows Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control Pills

Women over 18 in Oregon can get birth control pills from pharmacy without prescription of a doctor. As per the new law effective January 1, Oregonians can get pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills. People supporting women's rights are happy with the news as now women no longer need to make long visits to doctors to get themselves checked and receive birth control pills. With the issue of law, Oregon became the first US state to implement the change with California being following up the suit.

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Body of a New York Woman Brews Alcohol and She Escaped DUI Charges

Body of a New York Woman Brews Alcohol and She Escaped DUI Charges

A New York woman was charged with DWI in October 2014 but now she is free of all the charges after it was found that the woman was not drunk, rather she was suffering from Auto-Brewery Syndrome (ABS).

Reports of the US News and World on December 31 said, “The excuse may sound bogus, but elected Hamburg town Judge Walter Rooth found the woman’s claim compelling after she spent $7,000 working with a specialist to show her body sometimes meets the legal definition of drunkenness without actual alcohol intake”.

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Gene-editing technique treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mice

Gene-editing technique treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mice

A latest technique is full of promise, however, it has been used just in mice. Researchers have used a gene-editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9 to improve faulty genes in adult mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The technique resulted in improvements in mice muscle function.

Usually, muscular dystrophies are genetic diseases, whose symptoms include weakened muscle tissue. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is defined as the weakened skeletal and cardiac muscle that is caused by the lack of a structural protein called dystrophin.

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U.S. Department of Justice: Investigation at Blue Bell Creameries for Listeria Contamination Begins

U.S. Department of Justice: Investigation at Blue Bell Creameries for Listeria Contamination Begins

New Year ’s Eve is the time when a woman wants to be kissed by the lover of her life, and the men want to be there to solidify their relationship with their woman. It is the time when everyone unites together and welcomes the New Year by dining together and eating Ice creams. But, how bad it would be for an ice cream company that has to face criminal investigation on being charged for contamination during the festive season? Similar case happened with Blue Bell Creameries which is facing criminal investigation by the U.S.

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New Law Effective from January 1 Allows Pharmacists-Prescribed Birth Control Pills in Oregon

New Law Issued on January 1 Allows Pharmacists-Prescribed Birth Control Pills in Oregon

New Year has come up with greetings for people in Oregon and California with Oregon being the first US State to issue a law that allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills. As per the law starting January 1, women in Oregon can now get birth control pills from pharmacists leaving behind the need to visit doctors every time they need. It has been reported that after Oregon, California will be following up with the suit in March.

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