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  • Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday. Zion Harvey, 8, became the recipient of the world’s first double hand transplant performed on a child, following 10 hours of surgery by [...]

  • Climate Change May Be Pushing ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba to Northern Lakes

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A deadly “brain-eating” amoeba that lives in freshwater sources may be surviving in more northern areas of the United States thanks to climate change, health experts suggest. Minnesota health officials are still trying to confirm if the death of a Minnesota teen this summer was caused [...]

  • Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report that a universal flu vaccine in mice protected the animals against eight different flu strains. If the vaccine works in humans, scientists might not have to develop new flu vaccines every year, the researchers said. The findings were reported July 21 in the journal mBio. Currently, a vaccine is [...]

  • Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study

    MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors, nurse practitioners and other health care workers who prescribe drugs may be helping to drive the overuse of antibiotics in the United States, new research suggests. Experts have long warned that using antibiotics for illnesses for which they are useless — viral infections, for example — helps foster [...]

  • The Antibiotic Myths Parents Need to Stop Believing

    Many American parents still have misconceptions about when their children should receive antibiotics and what the medications do, a new study finds.

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