Successful Ebola vaccine will be fast-tracked for use

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Successful Ebola vaccine will be fast-tracked for use

BBC News

A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organization.

It’s not the weather that makes Christmas so deadly

Washington Post
Every winter, deaths from heart-related conditions rise in the United States. Plotted on a graph, the rise in deaths looks like a hill – with two spikes at the top when deaths sharply increase.

Why Did Planned Parenthood Supporters Vote Trump?

Slate Magazine
A series of maddening focus groups suggest Clinton made it easier for voters to reconcile themselves to Trump. By Michelle Goldberg.

Ikea to settle for $50 million after toppled dressers kill 3 young boys

Orlando Sentinel
The world’s largest furniture seller, Ikea, bills itself as “The Life Improvement Store.” But after its products caused three deaths, the Swedish company will pay $50 million to the families of three young boys.

Obese cat covered in pounds of matted fur recovering in new home

Fox News
Relatives of an 82-year-old Alzheimer’s patient were under the impression that only one beloved pet cat had to be looked after when the home was vacated, but a trip to check on the animal gave them quite a shock.

An opioid epidemic is what happens when pain is treated only with pills

Washington Post
Too many opioids. Not enough opioids. Behold the opioid paradox. The United States is in the midst of a massive opioid epidemic, as The Washington Post and other news organizations have documented extensively.

Delta Airlines alters in-flight medical policies after black doctor’s help refused
Delta Airlines has announced it will no longer require its flight attendants to verify medical professionals’ credentials when health emergencies arise in-flight.

New MS Drug Shows ‘Breakthrough’ Promise for Advanced Disease

Arizona Daily Star
THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new drug slows the progress of multiple sclerosis, including an advanced form of the degenerative nerve disease for which there currently is no treatment, according to a pair of new clinical trials.

FDA suggests limit on lead in lipstick and other cosmetics
The Food and Drug Administration has turned a critical eye to lead in cosmetics such as lipstick, eye shadow and shampoo. In a new draft guidance issued on Thursday, the FDA suggested a limit on lead contained in cosmetics marketed in the United States

More Than 60 Russians Die From Drinking Bath Lotion; Putin Moves To Cut Booze Tax

Officials blame a bath lotion used as a liquor substitute in Russia for an outbreak of alcohol poisoning that has now killed 61 people, according to state-run media.

Pregnancy Changes a Mother’s Brain for Years, Study Shows

Women expect the physical changes of pregnancy, yet having a baby also produces some changes in the brain. pregnancy. File photo (Credit: KTLA).

Rx-marijuana growers in Arkansas to be merit-selected

Arkansas Online
Prospective cultivators of medical marijuana will have to compete for state licenses on a merit-based system, rather than a lottery, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission decided Thursday.

Teen texts mom to grab drugs from car after wreck, sheriff says

My Fox Boston
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A Florida teen texted his mother early Monday from the back of an ambulance: he had been in a wreck and needed her to grab the suitcase filled with marijuana and Xanax pills from his trunk, the police report said.

Southern Idaho man dies from a flu-related illness

Twin Falls Times-News
BOISE – A southern Idaho man has died from influenza in the first flu-related death of the season, state health officials say. The identify and location of the man, who was over the age of 50, are unknown because influenza deaths are not reportable

China reports first two human deaths from bird flu this winter

BEIJING Two people in China’s Anhui province have died from H7N9 bird flu, the first fatalities in China among this winter’s cases, while Macau reported its first human infection of the strain since the former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999.

Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60

Colo, the nation’s oldest living gorilla, sits inside of her enclosure during her 60th birthday party at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

Want to feel happier? Take a break from Facebook

NHS Choices
“Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study,” BBC News reports after a Danish study found regular users who took a week-long break from the social media site reported increased wellbeing.

Medicare Penalizes Hospitals In Crackdown On Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

Study: Shorter treatment isn’t better for infant ear infections

A study today in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that shorter antibiotic treatment for infants with ear infections results in worse outcomes than standard-duration treatment and does not reduce levels of antibiotic resistance.

Goochland couple welcomes quintuplets in Arizona hospital
GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. – A Goochland County couple successfully welcomed quintuplets to the world earlier this month at a Phoenix, Arizona hospital.

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