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Study: Suicide Rise In Middle-Age Adults Linked To Recession

A study has found that the rate of suicide among adults ages 40-64 increased from 15.5 percent per 100,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 people.

02/28/2015

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Study: Nasty Stomach Bug Much More Common Than Thought in U.S.

A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.

02/25/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Measles Test Results in Fairfax Came Back Negative

Fairfax health officials reported Wednesday that test results in suspected measles case has come back negative.

02/10/2015

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Avian Flu Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In California

Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

01/24/2015

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NIH Doctor: ‘Shame’ Kids Not Being Vaccinated For Measles

Dr. Anthony Fauci says parents who shun vaccines for their children should be ostracized because of the risk of spreading infections of childhood diseases.

01/23/2015

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Study: Environment Trumps Genetics in Shaping Immune System

How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out.

01/16/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Study Points Out Flaws in Popular ‘Paleo’ Diet

The idea behind the recently trendy Paleo diet, or caveman diet, is that participants emulate the eating habits of early humans during the Stone Age. However, a new study performed by researchers at Georgia State University and Kent State University says that strict Paleo dieters may misunderstand their ancestors.

12/23/2014

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Study: Fast Food Linked To Lower Student Test Scores

Fast food burgers, fries and other greasy fare may affect how students perform in school, according to a new study led by an Ohio State University professor.

12/23/2014

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