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  • Back to school means ... shots! Where to get yours

    Back to school means ... shots!  Where to get yours
    On the to-do list for families with kids heading back to school this fall is be sure vaccines are up to date. Families who have a regular doctor or a medical home, and private insurance should get their children’s vaccines at those offices, said...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

    Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus
    A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected with the virus that causes AIDS after all, doctors announced Thursday. The so-called Mississippi baby, now nearly 4...
  • Surviving another kind of war: flesh-killing necrotizing fasciitis

    It started suddenly, with a pain in Erik Jones' upper left leg as he was helping a friend move lumber in May 2012. Then came fever, chills and vomiting. He went home and got into bed, pulling the covers up to his chin. The young man thought he could just...
  • U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

    CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live...
  • Speaking of sports: Play faster ball!

     
    (MLB Comissioner Bud) Selig said he gets updates every week on average games times, which he said are generally three hours, give or take a couple of minutes. But he would like to “accelerate the pace of the game,” with......
  • Nationwide rookie Reed winning battle against diabetes

    The Sports Xchange Nationwide rookie Reed winning battle against diabetes By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. -- Ordinarily, this might be a feel-good story about Ryan Reed, a 20-year-old NASCAR...
  • Pets: Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox of the Animal Medical Center in New York City says that cats diagnosed with feline...
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...
  • Never mind SARS or MERS, start worrying about measles

    As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world. The microscopic droplets that spread this virus can...
  • Sherry Lansing on Female Film Execs, Hollywood Movies, Cancer Research, Education

    Sherry Lansing, the former prexy of 20th Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week with her husband, William Friedkin, who received the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic...