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6-year-old boy performs victory dance to mark end of chemotherapy

6-year-old boy performs victory dance to mark end of chemotherapy

A six-year-old boy who has long been battling cancer donned a Superman T-shirt, performed a cute-as-can-be happy dance and got to ring the chemotherapy bell at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Thursday to mark the end of chemotherapy.

Jimmy Spagnolo, who successfully finished a year-long round of chemotherapy, has been battling an inoperable brain tumor since his infancy.

Research brings male contraceptive closer to reality

Research brings male contraceptive closer to reality

While women have a number of effective birth control options, men have to go under the knife to avoid having a baby. But, that could change soon as a new research has shown promising results in the field of male contraception.

In an experiment at the California National Primate Research Center, a team of researchers injected a gel into the sperm ducts of 16 adult male monkeys and found that the gel was effective at preventing pregnancy.

West Virginia health department distributing 8K overdose antidote kits

West Virginia health department distributing 8K overdose antidote kits

In response to increasing incidents of opioid overdoses, the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources is distributing 8,000 kits with the lifesaving antidote naloxone to non-EMS first responders.

Announcing the initiative on Monday, State Health Officer & Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health Dr. Rahul Gupta said in a statement that it was an effort to saving more lives.

Evanger recalls dog food after deadly contaminant found

Evanger recalls dog food after deadly contaminant found

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. issued a voluntarily recall for some of its dog food items over the weekend, after a potentially deadly contaminant was discovered in the products.

The contaminant found in one batch of the Hunk of Beed Au Jus dog food is Pentobarbital, can cause a number of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness and loss of balance. In extreme cases, it can cause death.

Iranian infant granted waiver to Trump’s immigration ban

Iranian infant granted waiver to Trump’s immigration ban

A 4-month-old Iranian girl in need of heart surgery has been granted a waiver to President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban to enter the United States so that the infant can have the life-saving procedure in Portland.

Number of toddlers suffering eye burns from laundry packets skyrocket

Number of toddlers suffering eye burns from laundry packets skyrocket

The number of chemical burns to the eye linked to laundry detergent packets jumped more than thirty times among toddlers from 2012 to 2015, a new study revealed.

According to the new study, more than 1,200 young kids, in the age-group of 3-4 years, received chemical burns to the eye during that period of time period. The number such instances jumped from 12 in 2012 to 480 in 2015.

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