Babies exposed to drugs are kicked out of other daycares. They come here instead

7-week-old Oliveah just started daycare, and when she cries, her teachers ask all the usual questions: Is she hungry? Does she need a diaper change? Is she coming off of opioids? That last question might sound unusual, but this new childcare center in Huntington, West Virginia, is unusual: It serves only babies and toddlers who were exposed to drugs in the womb. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the country — and there’s a waiting list to get in. That’s because at Cabell Huntington Hospital, the…

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Illinois resident dies after lung illness that could be linked to vaping

Illinois health officials announced on Friday the death of a person who had vaped and later developed a severe respiratory illness. The death comes amid reports of a growing numbers of lung illnesses across the country that doctors say could be connected to e-cigarettes. On Wednesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was aware of 153 possible cases of severe lung disease in 16 states that could be caused by vaping — but there were no known deaths at the time, the agency said. The number of confirmed and possible…

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Doctors pull brown recluse spider out of Missouri woman’s ear

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Doctors in Missouri recently pulled a brown recluse spider out of a woman’s ear after she complained of discomfort, according to WDAF. Torres, who despises the creepy, crawly arachnids, said she first noticed some discomfort in her ear Tuesday morning. “I woke up Tuesday hearing a bunch of swooshing and water in my left ear. It was like when you went swimming and you have all of that water in your ear,” Torres said. At first, she just thought it was the effects of an allergy…

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Dogs help the people who own them maintain a healthier heart, a study finds

Dog’s aren’t just our best friends, they’re also good for our health, new research suggests. A study published Friday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings says that owning a pet, especially a dog, may help maintain a healthy heart — in case you needed any more reason to head to your local animal shelter. The study began in 2013 and 2014, when researchers gathered health and socioeconomic information on over 2,000 people in Brno, Czech Republic, and scheduled follow-up evaluations for every five years until 2030. The latest was this year, in 2019, when…

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