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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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