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A newborn’s parents of Tennessee said that while they were still in the hospital, their infant was mistakenly operated.

Nate’s mother Jennifer Melton said Nate Harper was born on December 16, at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. Melton said he was taken away for a routine physical a day after his birth by a nurse, but nurse started conversing a procedure called a “frenulectomy” when she brought him back. Clipping the base of the tongue to let babies feed more easily is the procedure engaged for outpatient.

Since Nate just thought to get a physical, asked the nurse what procedure she was talking about Melton said. Melton and Domonique Harper, her husband, released medical records stating that the attending doctor completed the procedure after he discussed it with “the parents of a different child”, he wrote. In the notes he had called to apologize for his “mistake” the doctor wrote.

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Due to the risk of Zika virus transmission in the U.S., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Operations Center has been shifted to the Level 1, the highest level of the agency, officials said.

The agency said in an announcement “reflecting the agency’s assessment of the need for an accelerated preparedness to bring together experts to focus intently and work efficiently in anticipation of local Zika virus transmission by mosquitoes,” is the activation of Level 1.

The CDC staff will work to fight a crucial emergency around the clock is the indication of highest level activation. To combat H1N1 influenza in 2009, Ebola, and after Hurricane Katrina, the three other Level 1 activations have been made.

The World Health Organization has considered Zika virus a “global health threat” and throughout the Americas, it has been spreading. According to the CDC, Zika virus general symptoms include joint pain, conjunctivitis, fever, and rash.

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In recent years, the threat of suffering a concussion has been under the attention, particularly as the neurological illness that is degenerative is identified as chronic traumatic encephalopathy has been originated after the deaths of several football players. Including concussions, the degenerative disease is assumed to be related to brain trauma.

Concussions may also be linked with a rise in the long-standing risk of suicide, a new study has found now. Specialists have long known that a serious, traumatic brain damage increases the threat of suicide, but this study discards more focus on how concussions a regular mild head injury may force overall suicide danger.

The Canadian Medical Association Journal study published observed at the long-term risk of somebody committing suicide whether they have ever undergone a concussion.

According to the study, the suicide rate in Ontario, Canada, where the study was conducted, is roughly nine per 100,000 people. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s about 12 per 100,000 people in the U.S. as a whole.

Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a lead researcher in the study, Dr. Donald Redelmeier, said he is confident that the research will support doctors to take the next look at patients who suffered from concussion.