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Students at Princeton University can start getting special free meningitis shots in December, according to a letter sent out to students on Tuesday.The vaccines protect against the B strain of meningitis, which isn’t part of the current U.S. meningitis vaccine.
A new look at the 2009 pandemic of H1N1 swine flu finds an unusual pattern — more people died in the Americas than in the rest of the world. What’s not clear is why.The study, originally started to get a final estimate of global deaths from the H1N1 virus, shows about 200,000 people died.
The Supreme Court has decided to hear two of the dozens of lawsuits filed against one of the main requirements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act — that health insurance pay for birth control as part of a suite of basic preventive services.
CHICAGO — Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish.The Spanish version of HealthCare.
As the Obama administration’s health overhaul sputters in its opening weeks, insurers and advocacy groups are pursuing a new strategy in the quest to get millions of young people to sign up for health insurance: They’re appealing to their mothers.
BEIRUT - The World Health Organization said Tuesday that additional polio cases had been confirmed in two new areas of Syria, including near Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo near Turkey.
Why do we do it? Why do so many people stand in line for hours outside major retail stores — often in the bitter cold — to get caught in a stampede of crazed shoppers racing to snag a limited number of doorbuster deals?
AUSTIN — Men most often regret not having sex with more people while women frequently regret having sex with the wrong partner, according to a recently released study.
The signs of a heart attack in women might be different from those in men, but this may not be the case when it comes to chest pain, new research reveals.
The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.
Federal health officials said Monday they are finishing up the final paperwork needed to import a European vaccine to fight an outbreak of meningitis on the Princeton University campus.
BEIRUT — The World Health Organization is likely to announce more cases of polio in war-ravaged Syria this week, a spokeswoman said on Monday, after the incurable virus was confirmed this month in 13 children who became paralyzed.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered DNA testing company 23andMe to stop marketing its over-the-counter genetic test, saying it’s being sold illegally to diagnose diseases, and with no proof it actually works.
BOSTON -- Dirk Thompson III doesn't hold out much hope that he and the 750 other victims in a nationwide meningitis outbreak will ever see much, if any, compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved a vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc for use in the event of an H5N1 bird flu epidemic. The vaccine will be added to the national stockpile and will not be available for commercial use, the FDA said.