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Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds

Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. Researchers used parent diary data previously collected by the Child Development Supplement Panel Study…MORE

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest

The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving. Two separate studies published Saturday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that renal cell cancer patients had significantly better outcomes when their treatment combined the targeted therapy drug axitinib, or Inlyta, with an immunotherapy — one study used pembrolizumab, or Keytruda, and…MORE

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia as of December 21.…MORE

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content

Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health. “We’ve taken steps to reduce the distribution of health-related misinformation on Facebook, but we know we have more to do. We’re currently working with outside experts on additional changes that we’ll be…MORE

Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says

Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says

Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more to be concerned about than steadily rising rates of opioid overdoses, according to a new study. The research, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, shows that drivers who are on prescribed opioids are twice as likely to be in deadly…MORE

All breast cancer patients should get genetic testing, surgeons say

All breast cancer patients should get genetic testing, surgeons say

Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say. Genetic testing should be made available for all patients diagnosed with breast cancer, according to guidelines published Thursday by the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The professional medical society has more than 3,000 members in the United States and…MORE

Parents were protesting compulsory vaccinations 150 years ago. Some are still angry

Parents were protesting compulsory vaccinations 150 years ago. Some are still angry

More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march through town with tiny children’s coffins emblazoned with the words: “Another victim of vaccination.” The year was 1885, and smallpox vaccinations were compulsory in the UK — reportedly inciting 100,000 people to demonstrate in the city…MORE

Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says

Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says

Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical — found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup — and concluded that it significantly increases the…MORE

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FEBRUARY 21, 2019

There’s a rumor that WHOOPI GOLDBERG is the SURPRISE HOST of this Sunday’s Oscars. She’s hosted four times before, in 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2002. She’s been absent from “The View” since February 6th, and that started some speculation that she’s secretly preparing for the gig. But on yesterday’s episode, JOY BEHAR threw some cold…

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Having a cup of joe with Chip and Jo could be in your future. Chip and Joanna Gaines are planning to open a new coffee shop in Waco, Texas.   The voice cast has been announced for “Green Eggs and Ham”, a Netflix series that’s being produced by ELLEN DEGENERES. Sam I Am is now…