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- CDC Expands Recommendations For Vaccine Against Meningitis B The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its recommendations for the vaccine against Meningitis B.
- Study: Memory Tests Could Predict Alzheimer's 18 Years Before Diagnosis Evidence suggests early signs of Alzheimer's may be present decades before any diagnosis.
- Prevention Of Childhood Obesity Must Start Sooner, Report Says A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that the prevention of childhood obesity must start sooner as pediatric obesity has tripled for some age groups.
- Scientists Questioning Why More Woman Than Men Have Alzheimer's Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.
- 86 Children Sickened In Food Poisoning Outbreak At Day Care Center State health officials say food poisoning is the suspected culprit after 86 children became ill at a Montgomery day care.
- Hawaii Becomes First State To Raise Legal Smoking Age To 21 Hawaii's governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
- Teens Create 'Smart' Condoms That Glow In Dark To Indicate If Person Has STD Three students from London’s Issac Newton Academy are helping to create a cleaner sexual environment according to E News.
- Study: Little Evidence That Medical Marijuana Helps Many Illnesses Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits.
- Study: Sunbathing May Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)-- Soaking up the sun may increase the chances of getting pregnant by a third, according to a new research. Daily Mail reports that increased exposure to the sun can help women have babies and that the weather a month before...
- Study: Cigarette Smoking Linked To Half Of Deaths From 12 Common Cancers Cigarette smoking causes at least 345,962 cancer deaths annually, with 45 percent of those deaths coming as a result of lung, bronchus and trachea cancers.