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Judge Rotenberg Educational Center: Federal appeals court vacates FDA rule banning electric shock devices to treat self-harming behavior

The case surrounds the rarely administered and highly controversial use of electric stimulation devices (ESDs) to treat individuals who put themselves, and sometimes others, at severe risk of injury. The FDA and critics have said the risks outweigh the benefits, while proponents, including students’ parents, say the practice is a …

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CDC warns Covid-19 vaccines might not protect people who are immunocompromised

“People who are immunocompromised should be counseled about the potential for reduced immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and to follow current prevention measures (including wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others staying they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces) to protect themselves against COVID-19 until advised …

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CDC investigating monkeypox case in Dallas in traveler from Nigeria

Monkeypox is a relative of smallpox, but it’s less transmissible and less deadly. Smallpox was eradicated in 1979 through a global vaccination campaign. The CDC and health officials in Dallas said although the traveler flew while infected, they don’t believe it’s likely anyone else on the flight was infected. They’re …

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