Health

Do Your Kids' Brown-Bag Lunches Have Enough Calcium?
A woman makes a lunch in a lunch box.
September 19th, 2014
Kids' lunches may lack one important nutrient: calcium. Here are some ideas for getting more calcium into a brown-bag lunch.
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Flu Shot Rate Up in Kids, But Adults Fall Short on Vaccination
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot
September 18th, 2014
More U.S. children and adults are getting vaccinated against the flu, but public health officials say there's room for improvement in vaccination rates.
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Trauma and Food Addiction Linked for Women
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September 17th, 2014
Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, a new study suggests.
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Are Testosterone Supplements Really Necessary?
Baby-faced man with goatee, testosterone
September 19th, 2014
How many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important?
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Toronto Mayor's Rare Cancer: What Is Pleomorphic Liposarcoma?
September 18th, 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and fast-growing tumor.
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As U.S. Fights Ebola, NGOs Breathe Easier (Op-Ed)
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September 17th, 2014
The American commitment to fighting Ebola matters — it's more than a shot in the arm.
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Shark Skin-Like Surfaces May Ward Off Hospital Superbugs
An image of Sharklet, a material that mimics the skin of sharks with microscopic ridges and grooves.
September 16th, 2014
A material that mimics shark skin, covered with tiny ridges and groves, may help reduce the spread of bacteria in hospitals, a new study suggests.
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Antidepressant Effects Are More Rapid, Dramatic Than Thought
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September 18th, 2014
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug quickly and dramatically changes how "in sync" different parts of the brain are, new research suggests.
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Can Cycling Crimp Sex for Men?
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September 18th, 2014
Cycling's small seats have long provoked caution in men — but is that fear misguided?
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Artificial Sweeteners May Boost Blood Sugar, Study Finds
Packets of sweeteners sit on a table.
September 17th, 2014
Artificial sweeteners that many believe may curb real sugar consumption and weight gain, may actually have an opposite effect and increase blood sugar levels, a new study says.
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