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- 1st Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Maryland Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported.
- Pediatricians' Rx For Schools: Later Start Times Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
- Parents Growing More Concerned Over Potential For Concussions In Young Soccer Players The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.
- New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in Drinks The future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally.
- At-Home Test For Colon Cancer Coming Soon The Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.
- American Heart Association: Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors The American Heart Association (AHA) is recommending that electronic cigarettes be subjected to tougher regulations.
- FDA Approves 3-D-Printed Face Implants Oxford's OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device is a customizable implant for facial reconstruction.
- Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.
- Disabilities in Kids Rise; Not Physical Problems Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.
- The Race to Test Ebola Vaccines on Humans Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy.