Whooping Cough Booster Wears Off in Teens
A young girl receives a vaccination.
February 5th, 2016
The whooping cough vaccine seems to wear off over time.
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Benefits of Eating Fish During Pregnancy May Outweigh Mercury Risk
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February 4th, 2016
Eating fish during pregnancy may be good for a baby's brain, a new study finds.
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In a World With No Antibiotics, How Did Doctors Treat Infections?
Ancient bloodletting illustration
February 3rd, 2016
Alternative therapies have been used to treat infections since antiquity, but none are as reliably safe and effective as modern antimicrobial therapy.
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Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning
Pregnant Woman
February 5th, 2016
U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to take steps to prevent spreading the virus through sex if their partner is pregnant.
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New Pressure Sensor Could Help Detect Breast Tumors One Day
The pressure sensors
February 4th, 2016
A new transparent, bendable pressure sensor could be slipped into a pair and help doctors check patients for cancer, researchers say.
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Legionnaires' Disease Might Sometimes Spread Between People, One Case Suggests
A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) image of Legionella bacteria.
February 3rd, 2016
Legionnaires' disease may be able to spread from one person to another, in rare cases.
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Are Big Brains Smarter?
an illustration of neurons in the human brain
February 3rd, 2016
Humans boast the biggest brains, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom.
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Why the BMI May Be a Flawed Measure of Health
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February 4th, 2016
Your body mass index, or BMI, may not be an accurate indicator of your risk of heart disease or diabetes, new research finds.
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Super Bowl Teams' Cities See Spike in Flu Deaths
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February 4th, 2016
A new study finds that cities whose teams play in the Super Bowl have an increase in deaths due to flu among older adults that year.
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Head Trauma Linked to Same 'Plaques' Seen in Alzheimer's
A diagram of the human brain
February 3rd, 2016
People with brain injuries may have a buildup of the same plaques in their brains seen in people with Alzheimer's disease, a small, new study suggests.
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