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  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a bright and healthy future.
  • E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

    E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says
    Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence...

    Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

    Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too? It’s a question that scientists have wondered about, since they know the reverse is true. Studies have shown that brain function declines in people who have too many...

    I won't accept Ice Bucket Challenge

    I won't accept Ice Bucket Challenge
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the prevalence of ALS in the U.S. at about 12,000 persons, while other diseases such as Alzheimer's (5.2 million) and diabetes (25.8 million) remain more costly in terms of numbers afflicted and are...

    Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up charging the restaurant in question with a violation. "We...