Jennifer Lee

November 24, 2019
How the world’s most premature twins have defied the odds to celebrate their first birthday – Guinness World Records

How the world’s most premature twins have defied the odds to celebrate their first birthday – Guinness World Records

"Miraculous." Thats the word Dr. Jonathan M. Klein, Medical Director of NICU, used to describe the one-year birthday celebrations of Keeley and Kambry Ewoldt, the world's most premature twins. On 24 November 2018, the Ewoldt twins were born at the Universit…
November 24, 2019
Flu Shot Doesn’t Work As Well For Obese And Overweight People : Shots – Health News – NPR

Flu Shot Doesn’t Work As Well For Obese And Overweight People : Shots – Health News – NPR

Being overweight or obese can diminish the effectiveness of a flu shot, researchers say. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu season is starting to ramp up and it's not too late to reduce you…
November 23, 2019
Cancer immunotherapy drug ‘less toxic and prolongs life’ – BBC News

Cancer immunotherapy drug ‘less toxic and prolongs life’ – BBC News

Image copyrightRoyal Marsden HospitalImage caption Derek, from Leicestershire, took part in a trial of pembrolizumab An immunotherapy drug that could save some cancer patients from the ordeal of extreme chemotherapy may also help them live longer, research…
November 23, 2019
Her lungs seemed to be a mess. But the problem that nearly killed her lay elsewhere. – The Washington Post

Her lungs seemed to be a mess. But the problem that nearly killed her lay elsewhere. – The Washington Post

A slew of medications and targeted treatments did little to alleviate her worsening symptoms. Two pulmonologists, an otolaryngologist, allergist, cardiologist, infectious disease specialist and her family physician seemed at a loss to explain why she wasnt ge…
November 23, 2019
Omega-3 fish oil can reduce ADHD symptoms – sciencefocus.com

Omega-3 fish oil can reduce ADHD symptoms – sciencefocus.com

The fatty acids found in oily fish could provide a new way to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a study at Kings College London, UK and China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan. ADHD is a behavioural disorder…
November 23, 2019
Kitten tests positive for rabies at Salem Animal Rescue League – WMUR Manchester

Kitten tests positive for rabies at Salem Animal Rescue League – WMUR Manchester

SALEM, N.H. —A kitten at the Salem Animal Rescue League has tested positive for rabies, state health officials said. >> Download the FREE WMUR app The kitten was at the shelter for a short time and because it tested positive for rabies, it had to be p…
November 23, 2019
Hospital tells surgical patients they were potentially exposed to infectious diseases including HIV – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Hospital tells surgical patients they were potentially exposed to infectious diseases including HIV – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

GOSHEN, Ind. — An Indiana hospital told surgical patients they were potentially exposed to infectious diseases, according to the Goshen News. Goshen Hospital patients who had surgery between April 1 and Sept. 30 may have been exposed to infections such as he…
November 23, 2019
Teen develops ‘popcorn lung’ symptoms after vaping flavors and THC – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

Teen develops ‘popcorn lung’ symptoms after vaping flavors and THC – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

(CNN) — A 17-year-old boy in Canada has been treated for a life-threatening popcorn lung-like illness after vaping flavored e-liquids and THC — the main psychoactive component of cannabis. A new report, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal o…
November 22, 2019
Possible norovirus outbreak closes Colorado school district – CBS News

Possible norovirus outbreak closes Colorado school district – CBS News

Grand Junction, Colorado — A fast-moving outbreak of a highly-contagious virus has sickened hundreds in Colorado, prompting officials to take the unprecedented step of closing an entire school district of about 22,000 students. There's an all-out effort to e…