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Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears

Each summer, as Lauren Rutkowski and her husband Joel await the arrival of energized, sun-kissed children for their seven-week camp, the couple surveys the canoes and paddleboards, the arts and crafts, the food menus — and every camper’s vaccination records. Measles outbreaks in the United States continue to grow, rising to 1,044 cases nationwide so…MORE

India to overtake China as the world’s most populous country: UN

India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report. China and India currently account for about 37% of the entire global population of roughly 7.7 billion, with China currently home to about 1.4 billion people and India to 1.3 billion.…MORE

Richer countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds

People in high-income countries have the lowest confidence in vaccines, with about 20% of those in Europe either disagreeing or being unsure of whether vaccines are safe, according to a new global survey. The Wellcome Trust, a UK medical research charity, asked more than 140,000 people ages 15 and older in more than 140 countries…MORE

Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs

Tests by an online pharmacy turned up another cancer-causing compound in heart medications, and these drugs haven’t been recalled. Drugs containing valsaratan, losartan and irbesartan made by a variety of companies in a variety of countries have been taken off pharmacy shelves since July, when tests turned up chemicals in them that are considered carcinogens.…MORE

Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date

Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there’s an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date. Researchers who work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning travelers to get their measles, mumps and…MORE

Child death toll from brain disease crosses 100 in India as parents protest

Scores of parents and locals gathered outside a hospital in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Tuesday to protest the death of more than 100 children over the past three weeks. Health authorities have confirmed that at least 109 children have died in the city of Muzaffarpur due to inflammation or infection in the…MORE

Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows

Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years — so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. An increase was especially seen among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men, according to a research paper published Tuesday…MORE

Nevada is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. There are more than 40 defendants in the case

Citing an “ecosystem of addiction,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced Monday he is expanding a complaint against manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and individuals the state says are responsible for the opioid addiction crisis in Nevada. The lawsuit lists more than 40 defendants, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Pharma, Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler family…MORE

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