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Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due to Potency Problem

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.

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DC & The Affordable Care Act

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Study: High School Smoking Fell as E-cigarette Use Boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

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Study: U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

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Study: Kids From Poor Families Have Smaller Brains Than Wealthy Children

Socioeconomic status is linked to a child’s cognitive ability and brain development, with a new study showing that children from poor families have smaller brains than their wealthier peers.

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Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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New Data Shows Consumers Buying More Organic Products

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer interest in the organic label continues to grow. The organic industry says U.S. sales of its products jumped 11 percent last year alone, to more than $39 billion, despite tight domestic […]

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Blueberries May Help Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Eating blueberries may help combat post-traumatic stress disorder, new research finds.

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Autism Could be Linked With Moms’ Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women’s chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.


DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.


What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?