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More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."
Posted: February 17, 2019, 1:48 pm
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 11:19 am
Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 9:39 pm
Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco, a Trader Joe's, numerous schools, day-care centers and churches, a swimming pool and even a trampoline park.
Posted: February 13, 2019, 5:05 pm
Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:01 am
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 5:45 pm
President Donald Trump, 72, is in "very good health overall," according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 12:29 am
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 12:47 pm
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state.
Posted: February 13, 2019, 5:57 pm
The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:11 pm
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes.
Posted: February 13, 2019, 11:23 pm
Misty Diaz showed no fear as she lined up for the Red Bull 400, a brutal foot race straight up the Olympic ski jump in Park City, Utah.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:14 pm
"I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:06 am
When you think of your loved one, does your heart feel warm and fuzzy? Or would you say it skips a beat, goes pitter-patter or begins to race?
Posted: February 14, 2019, 1:43 pm
Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 9:59 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 6:16 pm
Every mass shooting, act of terrorism and hate crime I read/watch/hear about in the news chips away a piece of my heart and makes me want to pull my daughters close, as if my hugs can protect them. But ultimately, none of these tragedies reduces my faith in humanity.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 9:11 am
The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:08 am
Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 6:14 pm
It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one -- particularly for folks over 60.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 9:07 am
Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more to be concerned about than steadily rising rates of opioid overdoses, according to a new study.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:37 pm
Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 7:28 pm
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 7:45 pm
Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 6:01 pm
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