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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...
  • 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...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
  • Navigating Robin Williams' suicide with young adults

    Navigating Robin Williams' suicide with young adults
    As a parent of maturing children, I find few conversations more difficult to navigate than those involving sex, drugs and alcohol. Add to the list now Robin Williams and suicide. Anyone old enough to have a Facebook or Twitter account including my...
  • Can stem cells help mobility after stroke?

    MIAMI When Bruce Daily woke up after having lumbar surgery a year ago, he realized he couldn't move the right side of his body. "It took me a long while to figure out I wasn't gonna walk again," he said. "I knew I was down." Daily, 69, had gone in for...
  • Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

    Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about the disease

    What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot...
  • As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

    As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese
    Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight. A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that American parents are significantly less likely to...