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Virus could be the cause of mysterious polio-like illness AFM, study says

Virus could be the cause of mysterious polio-like illness AFM, study says

Researchers found evidence of what might cause acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, a rare polio-like illness that affects children. According to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, a virus seems to be the culprit. Since the first cases were documented in 2012, scientists have debated how children get AFM, which can…MORE

How to avoid toxic metals in your baby’s food (and yours)

How to avoid toxic metals in your baby’s food (and yours)

Upset by reports that up to 95% of baby food contains one or more toxic heavy metals, including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury? Here’s the good news: There are actions you can take to reduce your infant’s exposure to these toxic metals, and in doing so, improve your own health and that of your entire…MORE

A school resource officer and a nurse saved a student after his heart stopped

A school resource officer and a nurse saved a student after his heart stopped

M.J. Crumity was just an ordinary eighth-grade boy playing dodgeball in his gym class in Florida on October 1 when his pacemaker quit working. What happened next was extraordinary. M.J. collapsed on the floor and went into cardiac arrest. A coach called Madison County Central School’s school resource officer, Sgt. Joey Knight, for help. “I…MORE

Drug companies fail to reach settlement ahead of opioid crisis trial

Drug companies fail to reach settlement ahead of opioid crisis trial

Six drug companies accused in thousands of lawsuits over their role in the nation’s opioid epidemic failed to reach a settlement with governments across the country, setting the stage for a high-profile trial Monday. The six defendants include three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — a smaller distributor called Henry…MORE

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. None of the victims have been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. There have been 141 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever,…MORE

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn medication Zantac OTC

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn medication Zantac OTC

Drugmaker Sanofi is voluntarily recalling of the heartburn medication Zantac OTC. The recall impacts drugs sold in the United States and Canada. Sanofi is working with the US Food and Drug Administration to determine the extent of the recall. Tests of Zantac and other ranitidine medications found N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, an impurity that is considered…MORE