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Healthy babies don’t need ‘smart clothing’ to monitor vital signs

Healthy babies don’t need ‘smart clothing’ to monitor vital signs

A team of pediatricians has recommended that parents should think twice before purchasing so-called “smart clothing” with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on the health of their babies.

The smart clothing like sensor-equipped socks, onesies, leg bands and diapers clips are being marketed as efficient tools to help parents keep an eye on things like their infants’ breathing, pulse rate and blood oxygen levels, when they are in distress.

CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump’s inauguration

CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump’s inauguration

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) postponed a climate conference ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a spokesperson for the federal agency confirmed on Monday.

Kaleo announces free alternative to expensive EpiPen

Kaleo announces free alternative to expensive EpiPen

Just around a week after CVS announced its decision to introduce an EpiPen rival for just $10, Kaleo Pharma announced an alternative that will be available free of charge.

Kaleo's auto-adrenaline-injection system called Auvi-Q, which was recalled last fall, will return to the market by February 14, 2017. While the regular price of Auvi-Q is $360, it will be available free of charge for millions of patients.

Nearly half of U.S. men have genital HPV infection: study

Nearly half of U.S. men have genital HPV infection: study

Almost half of men in the United States are suffering from a genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection but a small percentage have access to the required vaccine, a new study revealed.

The study, led by Dr. Jasmine Han of gynecologic oncology at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg-based Womack Army Medical Center, revealed that nearly 45 per cent of American men (around 35 million men) under age 60 are suffering from a genital HPV infection.

Getting flu shots too early may be undermining efficacy of US’ vaccination program

Getting flu shots too early may be undermining efficacy of US’ vaccination program

Vaccinating people too early may actually be undermining the efficacy of the United States' flu vaccination program as a flu shot may wear off if a person gets it too early, various studies suggested.

It is not uncommon to see "flu shot signs" as early as late July or early August when temperatures are still in the 80s. But, studies from the U. S. and Europe have discovered that the flu shots' efficiency steadily declines in the months after vaccination.

Parents concerned over ‘Sophie the Giraffe’ mold issue

Parents concerned over ‘Sophie the Giraffe’ mold issue

As many parents are wondering how to protect their babies form "Sophie the Giraffe," the manufacturer of the popular teething toy has claimed that its products are entirely safe to be used by kids.

Parents became concerned about the health of their babies after reports surfaced that mold has been found hidden inside the toy. The reports delivered quite a shock to many unsuspecting parents.

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