Current Health News

February 4, 2020 - Issue 4922


Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

February 4, 2020

The media blames the new infection on snakes and bat soup, but curiously, those animals haven't tested positive for the virus. While another more ominous source enters the spotlight, take action now to protect yourself with these three antiviral nutrients.

Mandatory Antidepressants for Children?

mandatory depression screening for students

February 4, 2020

A bill that would have required mandatory depression screening for public school students failed to pass in New Jersey. The bill raised concerns about confidentiality, false positives and what would happen if a child were flagged as at-risk. Likely, they would have become candidates for antidepressants - medications shown to increase suicide risk in teens.

MIT Wants Permanent Vaccine Record Embedded in Your Skin

storing vaccine history in your skin

February 4, 2020

MIT scientists have developed an invisible, under-the-skin tattoo that keeps track of your vaccine history and can be read via a specialized smartphone. While being promoted as a tool to save lives in developing countries, funneling funds to improving sanitation, hygiene and water resources makes more sense than tracking vaccinations.