TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States, and health officials are scrambling to figure out the cause.
There are now 252 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an increase of 33 patients since last week, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development.
Harsh verbal punishment, such as shaming or humiliation, is also a threat to children, the AAP says in an updated policy statement.
THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 -- Influenza killed an estimated 80,000 Americans during last winter's flu season, making it the deadliest season in more than four decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
A particularly virulent flu strain, H3N2, rampaged across the United States during the 2017-2018 season, causing a record number of deaths and hospitalizations, the data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.