Health

Fewer Americans Say Vaccines Are Crucial
A young boy receives a vaccination from his doctor.
March 6th, 2015
The percentage of Americans who consider vaccines crucial for children has declined slightly in the past decade, according to a new survey.
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Flu Hospitalizations Soar Among Older Adults, Report Finds
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March 5th, 2015
This flu season has been particularly severe for older adults, with the highest rate of hospitalizations among this age group in a decade.
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High-Fiber Diet May Help Prevent Allergies
March 5th, 2015
Eating fiber may promote the growth of gut bacteria that help prevent allergies, new research suggests.
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Marijuana May Trigger Allergies in Some People
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March 6th, 2015
People can be allergic to marijuana pollen, and with the increasing cultivation of the plant, allergies are rising, experts say.
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How Lab Rats Are Changing Our View of Obesity
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March 5th, 2015
New study findings may flesh out chemical influences.
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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Ebola?
March 5th, 2015
People who survive Ebola often experience temporary health problems as a result of their battle with the disease, experts say.
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Heroin Overdose Deaths Nearly Quadruple in 13 Years
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March 4th, 2015
Deaths from heroin overdose in the United States have nearly quadrupled in the last decade, with much of the rise occurring in recent years, according to a new report.
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Alcohol Intake Peaks at Age 25, But Continues into Old Age
mother and daughter drinking wine
March 5th, 2015
Men generally drink more alcohol than women, but the genders go through similar changes in their drinking habits over their lifetimes, a new study on people in the United Kingdom finds.
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Doctor Who Was Possibly Exposed to Ebola Receives Experimental Vaccine
This Ebola virus, as seen through a transmission electron microscope.
March 5th, 2015
A doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Africa suddenly found himself in a scary situation: He was accidently stuck with a needle that had been used on a patient.
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Bioterrorism Prep: Docs Must Look Out for Rare Diseases
Anthrax spores
March 4th, 2015
Doctors have better treatments for victims of bioterrorism today than in the past, but it's critical that medical staff first be able to recognize such illness so they can respond properly, experts say.
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