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Mail-Order Chickenpox Illegal, Unsafe, Say Experts
2011-11-06 06:07:25

Parents who want their children to catch chickenpox at an early age have been known to go to extreme measures to expose them to the illness, but a new fad takes the process to a new, illegal extreme.

2009-12-04 15:26:40

Chicken pox vaccine may also reduce risk of shingles among children; study used electronic health records to follow 172,000 children.

2006-11-02 15:00:33

By Donna Wright, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Nov. 1--MANATEE -- The county jail has been closed to visitors due to 13 confirmed cases of chicken pox, Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported this morning.

2006-09-04 07:54:02

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers in India describe a hospital outbreak of chickenpox in which the source of infection was a cadaver.

2005-10-18 22:26:10

Children who have been treated with steroids and are exposed to chicken pox tend to have a more severe case of the virus, according to pediatric oncologists at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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