Should You Stop Counting Calories?
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August 27th, 2015
To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial.
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Still Breaking Bad: Meth Lab Injuries on the Rise, CDC Reports
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August 27th, 2015
Meth lab injuries are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Rain with Chance of West Nile: Weather Could Predict Outbreaks (Podcast)
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August 27th, 2015
Predicting West Nile outbreaks may soon become as common as predicting the weather.
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Man Has Polio Virus Living in Gut for 30 Years
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August 27th, 2015
A man in the United Kingdom experienced a very rare complication of the Polio vaccine he received in childhood.
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Birth Order Peril: Firstborn Women More Likely to Be Obese
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August 26th, 2015
Second-born siblings may argue that firstborns get all the glory, but there may be a health benefit to coming in second.
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Plague Cases in US Are Unusually High This Year
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August 25th, 2015
There's been an unusually high number of plague cases in the United States this year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Pockets of Lower Vaccination Rates Remain Across the US
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August 27th, 2015
Most infants and kindergartners in the United States are up-to-date with their vaccinations, but there are some areas where vaccination rates are lower, potentially increasing the risk of disease spread there.
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What If Doctors Could Heal Broken Genes? (Op-Ed)
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August 27th, 2015
Broken genes wreak havoc, but new technologies may soon allow for precision repairs.
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'McWhopper' Mega-Burger Would Have Mega-Calories
An image of the "McWhopper," a proposed burger that would combine Burger King's Whopper with McDonald's Big Mac.
August 26th, 2015
Burger King is proposing a one-day truce with its fast-food competitor McDonald's to create the "McWhopper," a combination of the Big Mac and the Whopper. But just how many calories would this conglomeration have?
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