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School safety recommendations prioritize mental health

A task force's report on making New Hampshire schools safer includes a strong focus on mental health, though one advocacy group says the suggestions don't go far enough. After 1,000 hours of work over three months, the task force appointed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday made 59 recommendations,...

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  • Vaccination critic placed on probation by medical board

    A Southern California pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations has been placed on probation for 35 months by the state's medical board. Dr. Bob Sears had been accused of failing to obtain a detailed medical history before writing a 2014 letter excusing a toddler from immunizations....

      • Palestinians say 13-year-old killed along border with Israel

        Two Palestinians including a teenage boy were killed and scores wounded by Israeli fire on Friday, Gaza health officials said, as weekly border rallies organized by the Islamic militant group that rules the territory continued. The 13-year-old was fatally shot in the head and a 24-year-old man...

          • Lawmakers announce deal to halt lead paint ballot measure

            Paint companies on Thursday withdrew an initiative from the November ballot that would have limited their liability for lead paint cleanup and authorized billions of dollars in state bonds to pay for it. The decision came just ahead of the deadline to withdraw initiatives. Legislative leaders said...

              • 10 charged in health fraud cases in western half of Kentucky

                Federal authorities in Kentucky said Thursday they uncovered schemes to divert thousands of powerful opioid painkillers and submit millions of dollars in false medical billings as part of the government's nationwide crackdown on health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced indictments...

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                  • Study: Nutrition in nuts may help boost sperm count

                    Eating nuts as part of a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, researchers in Spain found. During a 14-week randomized clinical trial, 119 healthy and apparently fertile young men ages 18-35 were put into two groups. One followed their usual western-style...

                      • 5 steps for lifesaving CPR

                        More than 350,000 people had sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital in 2017. Those who received CPR were two to three times more likely to survive. Joshua Moeckly, a Mayo Clinic cardiac nurse, explains the five steps you should go through in an effort to save a life. It's a moment everyone...

                          • Swimming pools, hot tubs are more likely than lakes to make you sick, studies find

                            Taking a cool, refreshing dip in a lake or swimming pool is one of summer's enjoyments and sometimes a necessary escape from the stifling heat. But two recent federal health studies found that some waters is better than others, at least when it comes to avoiding waterborne illnesses. Of 633 outbreaks...

                              • Home remedies: Treating your sunburn

                                It boils down to what's in the term sunburn: "sun" and "burn." Simply put, the sun burns your skin. And the result can be pain, redness, blisters and peeling skin. "Prevention is the key," says Dr. Cindy Kermott, a Mayo Clinic preventive medicine physician. "But if you've already been sunburned,...

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                                  • West Philadelphia nervously watches as fentanyl kills the unsuspecting

                                    At first, the medics thought the West Philadelphia man was having a heart attack. He had clutched his chest and passed out, they had been told at the scene, and now he was at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, intubated and still unresponsive. Peter Sananman, the doctor on duty in the emergency...

                                      • Mayo Clinic Q&A: All about freckles

                                        Q: Over the past year, I have developed a number of small brown blotches on my face that darken when I'm in the sun. The spots lightened a bit over the winter, but I'm concerned they will darken again this summer. What causes this, and is there a way to avoid it from worsening? I am 25 and otherwise...

                                          • Ever been depressed? Had cancer? Preexisting conditions can define your future

                                            Robin Shine Maddox has racked up $160,000 in charges for biopsies, chemotherapy, medications and scans since being diagnosed with breast cancer in February. Now the 55-year-old Mt. Airy resident looks forward to finishing treatment and being able to call herself a cancer survivor. But even then,...

                                              • How opioid use can lead to addiction

                                                Opioid use even short term can lead to addiction and, too often, overdose. Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use opioids play a role, but it's impossible to predict who's vulnerable to eventual dependence on and abuse of...

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