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1-year-old boy dies after being left in stifling hot car for over 8 hours

ABC News (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — A 1-year-old boy died after being left in a stifling hot car for over 8 hours, officials said.The 17-month-old was found in a car in a Pembroke Pines, Florida, parking lot Friday, Pembroke Pines Sgt. Adam Feiner told ABC News Saturday, adding that he’d been there for 8.5 hours.The…read more »

Dr. Whitney Bowe answers all of your bug spray questions

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While it can be hard to navigate the evolving world of insect repellent and know what chemicals are safe to be lathering on your children, it’s also imperative that you remember the bug spray if your family is spending time outdoors this summer.Everyone knows mosquito bites can be a nuisance, but what…read more »

Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While marijuana is illegal under federal law, a patchwork of state laws across the country determines where you can and cannot legally smoke pot.Vermont’s law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into effect on July 1.After Oklahoma’s ballot initiative, the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana is on the ballot…read more »

Ebola survivors suffer ‘severe’ neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who survive Ebola may suffer “severe” neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the virus, according to a new study published Wednesday.Some cases of “post-Ebola syndrome” were so debilitating that the individual was left unable to participate in family life or even care for themselves, according to the study,…read more »

FDA hosts public meeting to make case for oversight on lab-grown meat

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the first steps of introducing a new class of so-called “slaughter-free” meat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the phenomenon surrounding lab-grown meat, also referred to as “cultured meat” or “in vitro meat.”Lab-grown meat is exactly what it sounds like, beef made straight…read more »

Cave ordeal likely affected the Thai soccer team’s mental health

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. MICHAEL MACINTYRE(NEW YORK) — It took hundreds of volunteers from all over the world to rescue the soccer team of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand.Now that they’re out of the dangerous environment, their recovery process begins. Of course, treating their physical health first is important. But, doctors will…read more »