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Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida child who hadn’t received a flu vaccination died from the virus in late September or early October, according to the state’s department of health. It’s the first reported pediatric death in Florida for the 2018-19 flu season. Vaccinations have been shown to reduce a child’s likelihood of dying from the flu by 60 percent, health …

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Ousted EPA scientist says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The federal government’s push to prevent lead from harming children’s health has stalled, according to a top scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who was recently pushed out of her job. The scientist, Ruth Etzel, recently told CBS News the U.S. effort to stop children from being exposed to lead proposed after the Flint water crisis stalled under …

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Fatal police shootings 40% more likely in states with higher gun ownership

iStock/ThinkstockBY. DR. TAMBETTA OJONG (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Constitution’s second amendment gives us the “right to bear arms,” but what if having a gun for protection is actually putting you more at risk of harm? A new study finds that a person’s chances of being involved in a fatal police shooting is higher in states with the highest rates …

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