Health

New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?
A 2014 photograph of a West African Ebola treatment center.
July 31st, 2015
Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated.
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Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?
A glass of soda with ice in it.
July 30th, 2015
An infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
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Too Salty! High Sodium Intake Tied to Increased Blood Pressure
salt
July 29th, 2015
People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a large Japanese study finds.
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Exercise in Teen Years Tied to Lower Mortality Later
Teens line up to begin a track race.
July 31st, 2015
Women who exercise during their teen years may live longer, a new study finds.
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Weed: Good for the Bones?
Marijuana plants growing outdoors
July 30th, 2015
Marijuana may help bone fractures heal, a new study in animal suggests.
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'Leaky' Vaccines May Fuel Evolution of Deadlier Viruses
chickens
July 29th, 2015
Certain types of vaccines, that allow vaccinated individuals to spread disease, could lead to deadlier viruses, new evidence in chickens shows.
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Tiny 'Cellular Lasers' Could Aid Targeted Cancer Treatments
Cellular Lasers
July 27th, 2015
For the first time, scientists have injected lasers into cells, making them light up from the inside, an advance that could one day help treat problems inside the human body such as cancer, researchers say.
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Is Collapse of U.S. Social Ties Driving Anti-Vaccine Movement?
Boy getting vaccinated
July 30th, 2015
Vaccines have been used safely and effectively for decades. So why is the American public – or at least a significant segment of it – now increasingly skeptical of mandatory school vaccinations?
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1 in 5 Adult Americans Report Having a Disability
disabled father and son at playground
July 30th, 2015
About one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey.
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Why Diet Pepsi's New Artificial Sweetener Won't Replace the Old
A can of Pepsi.
July 28th, 2015
Why does the world need two kinds of Diet Pepsi?
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