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Measles Cases Triple in Europe in 2017

(CNN)Thirty European nations reported a total of 14,451 measles cases in 2017 — more than three times the number reported in 2016, according to a new surveillance update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of…

Play is Important for Adults Too!

(CNN)When’s the last time you did something that was so engaging, so much fun, you lost track of time? For some, it’s belting out a karaoke tune. For others, it’s exploring a new city or playing kickball. That’s what mortgage…

Iceland Has a Solution for Down Syndrome Births

With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland. Since prenatal…

Inspiring Story of One Person’s Life With Cystic Fibrosis.

Venice Beach, California (CNN) As a small child, she played hide-and-seek with nurses, ripped out IVs to race around the hospital floor naked and left an explosion of glitter in her wake. As a teen, she got boys to carry…

Trampoline Injuries Soar

Injuries at trampoline parks have soared in recent years, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Trampoline injuries lead to nearly 100,000 emergency room visits a year, according to estimates from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System….

The AMA Takes a Stand on LED Street Lights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it. The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise…

Mom of Baby with Down Syndrome Sends Letter to Doctor Who Suggested Abortion

(CNN)  Florida mom Courtney Baker expected no bumps on the road when she learned a third child was on her way. “My first two pregnancies were so easy. I was expecting this one to be easy too,” she told CNN. …

The End of Free Range Childhoods?

A few years ago, Tytia Habing moved back to the stretch of land where she grew up in rural Illinois, just a half-mile from her parents.  “I’m right back where I started,” she said, among the same fields of beans…

People Faking Disabilities to Ride With Their Pets

Travel blogger Alyssa Ramos, 27, is preparing for a holiday trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and she has her system down. In addition to one wheelie, she has a carrying bag for her 7-pound Pomeranian — Oscar de la Ramos…

Teens spend “mind boggling” number of hours connected.

(CNN)You probably won’t be surprised to hear that a new report found that teens and tweens spend a lot of time watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media, but you might…