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Why Didn't FluMist Flu Vaccine Work?

13 hours 44 min ago
Why are flu vaccines so hard to make? We answer your burning questions about flu vaccines.
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How to Protect Your Scalp From Sunburn

18 hours 57 min ago
Yes, your scalp can get sunburned! Here's how to prevent it.
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N.C. Water Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:56pm
A popular North Carolina water park suspended part of its operation Friday after health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water there.
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Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen, Forces N.C. Water Park to Close

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:48pm
A popular North Carolina water park suspended part of its operation Friday after health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water there.
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Flint Kids Were Poisoned by Lead in Water: CDC

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:06pm
Lead levels in kids' blood shot up just after Flint, Michigan changed its water supply and didn't fall until months later, the CDC says.
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Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:59am
Soaring numbers of overdose deaths mean bodies pile up in medical examiners' offices.
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White House Threatens Veto of Zika Funding Bill

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 7:15pm
President Barack Obama said Thursday he'd veto a new measure coming from Congress to pay for the Zika fight.
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Senate Reaches Deal on GMO Labels

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:08pm
Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally.
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WHO Launches Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:52am
The World Health Organization has launched an emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign in Africa.
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'Autism Glass' App Helps Kids Read Emotions

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:41am
A new app designed for Google Glass helps kids with autism figure out the expressions on the faces of friends and family.
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Avoiding Lawnmower Tragedies

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:36am
Experts say 17,000 children are injured by lawnmowers each year, with hundreds of accidents resulting in amputations. WDIV's Dr. Frank McGeorge
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Swimmer's Ear Season Arrives

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:25am
With kids hitting the pool to beat the heat, doctors are seeing an increase in the condition commonly known as "swimmer's ear". KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.
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Can I Ever Get Pregnant? Your Questions About Zika

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:30am
The World Health Organization updated its recommendations on pregnancy, sex and the risk of Zika virus.
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How Did Australia Stop Mass Shootings?

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:22am
Strict new gun laws passed after a mass shooting in Australia 20 years ago appear to have prevented any more such attacks there, researchers reported.
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Zika Virus Epidemic Doubled Abortion Pleas

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:20am
The epidemic of Zika virus has caused a spike in requests for abortion help in countries that ban or restrict abortions, researchers said Wednesday.
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Skip the FluMist Nose Spray Vaccine, Experts Say

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 7:55am
The popular, needle-free FluMist influenza vaccine has not protected kids or adults against flu in recent years and should not be used this year.
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Another Call for Doctors to Weigh in on Gun Control

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 5:15pm
Doctors should join the increasingly bitter battle on gun control in the U.S., the influential New England Journal of Medicine said Wednesday.
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Republicans Release Alternative to Obamacare

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:23pm
House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law.
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Here's How Much Americans Spend on Alternative Medicine

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:37am
Americans really believe in alternative medicine, shelling out more than $30 billion in 2012 alone for treatments from acupuncture to homeopathy.
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Rory McIlroy Withdraws From Olympics Due to Zika Fears

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 9:34am
Golf superstar Rory McIlroy will not be heading to Rio.
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