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Measles Outbreak reaches record levels in Europe

(cnn)  The number of people infected with measles in the European region in 2018 is the highest in a decade, the World Health Organization said Thursday. According to newly released data for the year, 82,596 people were infected and 72…

Stem cell therapy for relapsing MS proves effective and safe, study finds

(CNN)  An experimental stem cell therapy proved effective and safe in patients with a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, new research finds. A stem cell transplant using a lower-dose regimen…

Gluten-free diet not healthy for you (unless you have celiac disease)

(CNN)  There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals…

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

By Victoria Prooday There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels — our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed…

New Information on Intermittent Fasting and Type 2 Diabetes

(CNN)Three men with Type 2 diabetes used “intermittent fasting” to reverse their dependence on insulin, according to a report published Tuesday — but you shouldn’t try it without medical supervision, experts say. The new case report says the three patients…

6 Year Old Orders $350 Worth Of Toys For Herself On Amazon

Kids these days. Anyone who’s ever gone on an Amazon shopping spree understands the allure of the one-click buying option with next-day shipping, and this 6-year-old girl is no exception. Caitlin was recently allowed to order a Barbie from the…

Alzheimer’s is a Woman’s Disease. Researchers Want to Know Why.

(CNN)   At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago this week, researchers are exploring biological and social differences that might explain why more women than men develop Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. A study to be presented at the…

Ohio Governor Signs Technology Bill Supporting Individuals with Disabilities.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Smart wheelchairs, speakers that can turn on lights and other technology will be considered as part of care plans for Ohioans with developmental disabilities under an executive order signed Thursday by Gov. John Kasich. Kasich signed the…

Agency Recognizes Long Time Departing Board Member

The agency recently recognized Marianne Miller for her 23 years of service.  Marianne has retired from her faculty position at Virginia Commonwealth University and is moving.   Her leadership, commitment and sense of humor will be sorely missed.   Marianne has held…

CDC Warns Public About Hotel Pools

(CNN) Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water — such as pools and hot tubs — between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government…