A new controversial "three-parent baby" treatment may be available on the United Kingdoms National Health Service plan by next spring. The Daily Mail reports that "An independent panel of experts has cleared away remaining safety hurdles to recommend "cautious adoption" of mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) for devastating inherited diseases."
According to a new study released Monday, November 21, one in four children lack access to "essential primary and secondary health services." The study was based on analysis on national data of the Children's Health Fund's nationwide clinical treatment operations to assist uninsured or underinsured families. Currently more children have health coverage than any other time in United States.
President Obama has proposed a new rule that prevents the defunding of Planned Parenthood in some states for political reasons. The proposition would prevent states from withholding Title X federal family planning money from constituents for any reasons other than their provider's "ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner."
A new study shows that teens who "vape" e-cigarettes are more likely to move on to regular cigarettes. The survey was conducted over ten Los Angeles county schools. The study was published November 8 in the Journal of American Medical Association. Leading researcher Adam Leventhal cited that, "teens who vape frequently are more than twice as likely to start smoking on about a weekly basis."
A deadly complication related to measles may not be as rare as doctors once thought. The complication is fatal and incurable. At least 16 people in Los Angeles and San Francisco have died from it. The condition is called, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or SSPE. Studies from the University of California cite that it is "caused when the measles virus stays in the brain, usually for years.
Preliminary research published in Health Daily News concludes that laughing gas (nitrous oxide) may not ease childbirth pain as much as once thought. The research finds that the majority of women who request laughing gas also ask for an epidural as well. Many countries, including the United States, often administer the laughing gas to mothers in labor to ease their pain.