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  • When the vaccination wars hit home

    When the vaccination wars hit home
    His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship. But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
  • Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks

    Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
    ALBANY — Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed...
  • Harsh Northeast winter no hindrance to hungry ticks

    Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed the Northeast...
  • Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

    For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows. Experts say mothers should wait at least 18 months to give their body time to recover and increase...
  • Autism Month still finds disturbing trends

    Autism Month still finds disturbing trends
      Each April, it is important that we take the opportunity to increase public awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. One year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the prevalence of autism had again increased; this time to...
  • New Mexico duck tests positive for bird flu

    A duck at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in southern New Mexico, one of the nation's premier birding spots, has tested positive for a highly virulent strain of bird flu, state officials said Tuesday. The case is the latest in a growing...
  • Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

    Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection...
  • Blue Bell expands recall of ice cream

    Blue Bell expands recall of ice cream
    The number of people sickened by a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three others in Texas, according to federal health authorities. Dr. Brendan Jackson, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Meningitis outbreak hits another college campus

    There's been another outbreak of the meningococcal disease among college students, this time at the University of Oregon. If you remember, a year or so ago, there was an outbreak at Princeton University and another at the University of California-Santa...
  • 60 years later, recalling the world-altering discovery of the polio vaccine

    PITTSBURGH Sixty years ago this coming Sunday, the Salk polio vaccine was declared "safe, effective and potent," an announcement cheered with the fervor of a national holiday. At the time, the dreaded disease was infecting more than 50,000 children in the...
  • The richer you are, the better you sleep

    The richer you are, the better you sleep
    Mo' money, mo' sleep. That's the takeaway from a fascinating slice of data the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week looking at sleep levels by income group. Crunching numbers from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, CDC...