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Boy infected with flesh-eating bacteria during trip to Maryland beach, mom says

A boy became infected with flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Maryland beach last week, his mother has confirmed. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the boy developed the infection after swimming near Ocean City. In a Facebook post on June 29 the boy’s mother, Brittany Carey, explained that the day after her son… Read More »

Anti-vaxxers ‘have blood on their hands,’ says UK health secretary

His comments came days after a study by UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency,found that measles deaths were up globally by 22% in 2017, and complacency and fear of vaccines were among the factors leading to less vaccinations. Speaking the same day on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Hancock said the UK needed to “consider… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »