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  THIS JUST IN August 2010  
Largest whooping cough outbreak in decades kills six infants

In the midst of the largest whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years — and the death of six infants under 3 months of age — California health officials are recommending booster shots for nearly everyone in the state, especially healthcare workers, parents and anyone who may come in contact with babies.


Hands-only CPR as effective as traditional method

Two new studies have concluded that "hands-only" chest compression is enough to save a life. These are the largest and most rigorous yet to suggest that breathing into a victim's mouth isn't needed in most cases.


AAP: New guideline for treating head lice

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a report that updates guidelines and protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of head lice, especially for managing children in a school setting.


Implanted glucose sensor could change diabetes management

An implanted glucose sensor with the potential to transform diabetes management has passed a crucial test: the device has worked continuously in animals for over a year without showing signs of "tissue encapsulation" seen in trials with other similar devices.



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