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Study shows alarming increases of firearm deaths in US school-age children

27 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 US children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017 alone, 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms compared to 144 police officers and 1,000 active military worldwide who died in the line of duty. The study finds significant increases that began with an epidemic in 2009, followed by another one in 2014. Each of these epidemics has continued through 2017.
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Texting and driving bans prevent 1,600 ER visits a year, study finds  

Texting and driving bans prevent 1,600 ER visits a year, study finds  

27 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

Right now, 660,000 Americans are trying to text from behind the wheel. Bans on using cell phones while driving have cut ER visits for car crashes by 4% a year, a Texas A&M study found.
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Fentanyl deaths soared more than 1,000% in six years, CDC data reveal

Fentanyl deaths soared more than 1,000% in six years, CDC data reveal

27 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

The rise started slow - climbing slightly from 1,600 deaths in 2011 to 1,900 in 2013 - before doubling every year. In 2016, 18,335 people were killed by the drug, new CDC data show.
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Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...