Health

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.

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).

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