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Researchers find harmful chemicals in fast food packaging

Researchers find harmful chemicals in fast food packaging

Fast-food lovers in the United States might be at risk as a new study has revealed that many of the materials that are used to pack short-order food items contain harmful synthetic chemicals.

British health officials come across drug-resistant malaria cases

British health officials come across drug-resistant malaria cases

A newly released study has revealed that drug-resistant malaria is turning up in the U.K., indicating that malaria parasites have increasingly been adapting to existing drugs.

The recommended treatment for malaria is an artemisinin-based drug combination known as Artemether-lumefantrine. Taking a few pills over the course of 3-4 days kills the malaria parasites, but the new study warned that the parasites are becoming resistant to these drugs.

Brazil continues to be in grip of yellow fever epidemic

Brazilian authorities have confirmed that the ongoing yellow fever outbreak has claimed at least three more lives, while hundreds of suspected cases remain under investigation.

The Health Ministry of the South American country said in a statement that a total of 568 suspected cases were reported nationwide, More than 100 cases have been confirmed, while 430 cases remain under investigation.

New Jersey distributing free baby boxes to slash infant mortality rates

New Jersey distributing free baby boxes to slash infant mortality rates

A newly-launched universal baby box program will provide all babies born in New Jersey this year with free ‘safe boxes’ to sleep in and additional newborn essentials.

Cooper University Hospital rolled out the Baby Boxes program as part of a safe-sleeping campaign designed to decrease the number of babies dying from so-called Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS).

Most Americans oppose plans to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood: poll

Most Americans oppose plans to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood: poll

While Republicans are inclined to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a new poll released on Friday indicated that almost two-thirds of American voters oppose any such move.

Texas blocked from removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

Texas blocked from removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

Following a three-day hearing, a federal district court judge in Austin, Texas, issued a temporary injunction to block the state from removing Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program.

The state’s plan to remove Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program would deny more than 11,000 poor residents from accessing preventive health care from providers of their choice, as well as would strip the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics of millions of dollars annually.

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