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CDC: Swine Flu Outbreak Shouldn’t Close Schools
As the nation’s 55 million children prepare for a new school year, the foremost question on many parents’ and school administrators’ minds is, How will we protect our students from swine flu? Some education officials anticipate that each of the country’s 100,000 public schools and thousands of private schools may have to close at some point between now and next summer to stem the tide of the H1N1 pandemic.
Global swine flu deaths top 1,100
More than 1,100 people worldwide have died from swine flu since it emerged in Mexico and the U.S. in April, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization. As of July 31, the total number of victims killed by the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, stood at 1,154 — an increase of 338 since WHO’s previous update on July 27.
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China has more than 13 million abortions a year
The number of abortions performed in China each year tops 13 million, with inadequate knowledge of contraception playing a major role in the annual tally, state-run media reported. “Sex education needs to be strengthened, with universities and our society giving more guidance,” Li Ying, a professor at Peking University, told China Daily.
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Baby delivered prematurely from swine flu patient dies
An infant girl delivered prematurely from her mother, who has the swine flu virus, has died, hospital officials said Monday. Parker Christine Opdyke was delivered 14 weeks early by doctors at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Her mother, Aubrey Opdyke, was placed into a medically induced coma June 3 to help give the baby as much oxygen as possible.
Police: Hospital employee swiped shots, spread hepatitis C
A former hospital employee may have exposed hundreds, or even thousands, of surgical patients to hepatitis C after taking their fentanyl injections and replacing them with used syringes filled with saline solution, authorities say. Kristen Diane Parker, who worked at Rose Medical Center in Denver, has admitted to secretly injecting herself in a bathroom and using unclean syringes as replacements for patients, investigators said
Weight Guidelines Toughened for Obese Mothers-to-Be
The Institute of Medicine , the nation’s most influential medical advisory group, has updated its guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy for the first time since 1990. The revised recommendations, released May 28, which also include the first advice regarding exercise during pregnancy, reflect new data on prenatal health as well as several recent shifts in the obstetric landscape pregnant women in the U.S. are now older, more likely to deliver multiple births and ethnically more diverse than they were 20 or 30 years ago.