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Panel Recommends New, Better HPV Vaccine

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:02pm
Children and young adults should get Merck's new HPV vaccine to prevent various forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, federal advisers say.






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Panel Advises Sparing Use of New Meningitis B Vaccines

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:19pm
Two new meningitis vaccines just approved should only be used for vulnerable people and during outbreaks and not be given routinely, a panel says.






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Girl Scouts Turn Into YouTube Stars To Boost Cookie Sales

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:28pm
Tech-savvy Girl Scouts are adding YouTube commercial videos to their to-do lists, along with door-to-door selling.






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No High Risk: Marijuana May be Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Tobacco

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:25am
Recreational pot — set to go legal in Washington, D.C. on Thursday — is less dangerous than both alcohol and tobacco, scientists assert.






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Report Slams U.S. Ebola Response and Readiness

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:30am
A scathing report says the U.S. failed ethically in its response to Ebola -- and risked lives in the process






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Premature Death More Likely if You Have ADHD: Study

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:23am
People with ADHD are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, researchers reported Wednesday.






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'Horror Story' Actor Killed in Accident 'Saves Three Lives'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:10pm
Actor Ben Woolf, who played Meep on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" and died Monday following a car accident was able to help three women.
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'Horror Story' Actor Killed in Accident 'Saves Three Lives'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:10pm
Actor Ben Woolf, who played Meep on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" and died Monday following a car accident was able to help three women.






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More Animals Used in Lab Experiments, Study Finds

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:53pm
Many Americans question the use of lab animals for science, but the number of animals undergoing experiments is rising, a new report shows.






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Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:04pm
More than 450,000 Americans get infected with the deadly bug Clostridium difficile each year, according to a new report.






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Could What Makes Food Creamy Help Make You Fat?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:43pm
Could food additives called emulsifiers help make people fatter?






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Bioethicist: Presidential Hopefuls Ducking Gun Issue

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:11pm
Among all of the media questions leveled at presidential hopefuls, no one is asking the contenders about firearms, a bioethicists asserts.






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FTC Targets Apps That Claim to Detect Melanoma

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:17pm
There's an app for almost everything - but don't bet your life on one that promises to detect skin cancer.






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FTC Fines Apps That Claim to Detect Melanoma

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:17pm
There's an app for almost everything - but don't bet your life on one that promises to detect skin cancer.






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Big Tobacco Settles Smoking Lawsuits for $100M

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:47pm
The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers or their families.






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Vaccinate Against Measles, WHO Tells Europe and Russia

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:20pm
More than 22,000 cases of measles have been reported in parts of Europe and Russia over the past year and the worst-affected countries need to get busy vaccinating, WHO says.






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Lawsuit Claims Purina Beneful Is Poisoning and Killing Dogs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:59am
A class-action lawsuit filed against the Nestle Purina PetCare Company alleges that Beneful dog food contains toxins that can harm or kill dogs.






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Lawsuit Claims Purina Beneful Is Poisoning and Killing Dogs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:59am
A class-action lawsuit filed against the Nestle Purina PetCare Company alleges that Beneful dog food contains toxins that can harm or kill dogs.






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New Technique Gives Men Bionic Hands

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:30pm
Three men who had lost the use of their hands after accidents have been fitted with bionic hands using a new surgical method.






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Holy Smokes! Kosher Kush Could Be Coming to NYC

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:33pm
Several companies have approached rabbi for certification, according to The Jewish Daily Forward.






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