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March 21, 20171 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdFirst it was smallpox, then polio, now German measles has been wiped out in North and South America thanks to vaccines, says The World Health Organization. The triumph is a huge relief especially for pregnant women, because the disease can cross into the fetus resulting in miscarriage, stillbirth or numerous defects and disabilities in infants who do survive.Kids of severely obese moms have a much higher risk of developmental or emotional problems, according to a new study. Among the dangers are autism and ADHD the research found. Doctors recommend weight loss before pregnancy and screening for the child at 18 and 24 months of age.And... do you have a double chin? Now there's an official treatment for that. The FDA has just approved an injectable substance called Kybella that shrinks those pesky pockets of fat under the chin. Remarkably effective, significant tightening of the skin has also been reported. Now we really can "keep our chins up."For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. He

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