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Friday, February 23, 2018

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was licensed for use in the U.S. in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years.

US panel says it’s OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine...

A federal panel says it’s OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again.

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way.

Study cited for blaming autism on TV cartoon does not exist

There is no Harvard study that says a British children’s television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there’s at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children’s television show may help autistic kids.

Opioid addiction crisis is targeted from multiple angles

When someone faces addiction, it affects every member of their family. The addiction is a lifelong struggle. And when the addiction ends a life, the...

Number of lawsuits challenging opioid industry still growing

2018 file photo shows judge Dan Polster in his office in Cleveland. Polster has called the opioid addiction epidemic “100 percent man-made” and asserted that other branches of government have “punted” on solving it. Polster has made clear that he wants to use the cases before him as a way to forge a solution to the opioid crisis _ not just a legal resolution. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective.

How best to treat opioids’ youngest sufferers? No one knows

Trying to cope with the rising numbers of affected infants, hospitals around the United States are taking a scattershot approach to treating the tremors, hard-to-soothe crying, diarrhea and other hallmark symptoms of newborn abstinence syndrome.

Not just boy and girl; more teens identify as transgender

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests.
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