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Tea Party Backs Child Vaccination Exemptions In Mississippi

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Jackson, MS) -- Mississippi's Tea Party is throwing its support behind a bill allowing more exemptions from child vaccinations. They say the state Department of Health puts inordinate pressure on doctors and clinics to push heavy vaccination schedules. Health officials insist highly infectious diseases, like measles, can resurface and spread quickly in unvaccinated groups.

Heavy Use Of Popular Drugs Linked To Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- A new study finds a significant link between heavy use of popular non-prescription sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl and a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy say older people and their doctors need to be aware of the amount and strength…

Health Issues Linked To E-Cigs Rise

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Poison control centers are fielding more than double the number of calls about health issues linked to the exposure to e-cigarettes. The report released this month from the American Association of Poison Control Centers also found children under age six were the victims in more than half the cases.   Vince Willmore with…

Less-Toxic Cancer Treatment Discovered

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers may have found a potentially less-toxic way to treat life-threatening blood cancers. It might be able to wipe out cancer cells without destroying healthy cells. Doctor Yogen Saunthararajah with the Cleveland Clinic explains how it works.   Doctor Yogen and his team focused on a treatment for a…

Protecting Your Heart From Snow

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- A big winter storm is blasting the northeast, and it could be life-threatening when it comes to your heart. Doctor David Frid with the Cleveland Clinic says if you go out to shovel, pace yourself.   When your body reacts to cold, blood vessels constrict to keep you warm. That will increase your…