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What's in a Measles Vaccine?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:31pm
Measles vaccines are made using a "live" virus.






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Amazeballs! Ball Pit Helps Grown-Ups Channel Inner Child

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 7:53am
"Jump In!" is the newest craze in London, where grown-ups can release their inner child for a little while.






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Think the U.S. Has a Measles Problem? Just Look at Europe

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 4:09pm
Measles fever may have reached a pitch in America, but European health officials say they're looking at the United States with envy.






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So What's Actually in a Measles Vaccine?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:34pm
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease, but you can avoid getting it with the MMR vaccine.






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Do Members of Congress Vaccinate Their Kids?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:27pm
When it comes to the issue of vaccinations, there appears to be a level of unanimous agreement.
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Canada Court Rules Doctors Can Help Ill Patients Die

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:15pm
Canada's highest court struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses.






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What's Riding the NY Subway? Scores of Mysterious Microbes

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:24pm
A new study mapped the fungi, bacteria, and viruses found on New York's mostly underground rail system, revealing the crowded, mostly harmless, microbiome.






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Another Reason for Wall Streeters to Avoid Cocaine

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:21am
CNBC's Robert Ferris breaks down a recent study on how cocaine affects decision making and how people perceive wins and losses.






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Five Babies Infected in Chicago-Area Measles Cluster

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:55am
Five babies under the age of 1 have been infected with measles in a cluster at a suburban Chicago daycare center, officials said Thursday.






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'War Game': Mom Sues Pop Warner Over Son's Suicide

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:39am
The Wisconsin woman claims her son's suicide was due to dementia caused by brain injuries he suffered in youth football beginning at age 11.






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Breath of Fresh Air: Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screens

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:18pm
Medicare said Thursday it will pay for lung cancer screening for people at the highest risk.






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Top Hospitals Sign Up to Try Apple's HealthKit

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:09pm
Apple's health care technology is showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.






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Flu Vaccine Doesn't Work in Europe, Either

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:25pm
The flu vaccine, which hasn't worked well to protect Americans against influenza, isn't helping in Europe, either.






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What Anthem Hackers Can Do With Your Medical Information

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:46pm
Criminals can use the numbers at hospitals and pharmacies to receive care and prescriptions, racking up charges and wrecking victims' medical records.






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End of Opt Out? CA Bill Would Tighten Vaccination Rules

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:24pm
California lawmakers have proposed making it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.






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Device Reaches Where Cancer Drugs Cannot

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:05pm
A new device that uses tiny electric fields can help deliver chemotherapy drugs right where they are needed, researchers say.






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Potential Parkinson's Drug Too Toxic to Use

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:16pm
An experimental drug for Parkinson's disease damaged the lungs of monkeys, and it almost certainly would do the same to people, researchers found.






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You Asked: Is It Too Late to Get a Measles Shot?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:56pm
NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman breaks down what to know, if you can't remember whether you've been vaccinated against measles.






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CDC Chief to Vaccine Worriers: Ignore Internet Myths

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:34pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is worried about how far a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland might spread.






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Cheap Smartphone Dongle Can Test for Disease

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:02pm
A cheap appliance that fits onto a smartphone can successfully test people for the AIDS virus and syphilis, researchers reported Wednesday.






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