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Experts: Measles Outbreak Caused By Distrust Of Public Health

Within the last month, over 70 cases of measles have occurred in six states across the U.S as well as Mexico, and the specifics of its spread rest in pubic health and the growing anti-vaccination movement.

16 hours ago

Health professionals inspect the case sheet of a flu patient.  (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Staying Home And Watching TV May Help Reduce Flu Spread

Staying home and watching TV during a flu epidemic may help reduce the spread of the virus, a new study finds.

01/26/2015

CDC: Flu Vaccine Not Working Well, Only 23 Percent Effective  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Vaccine Not Working Well, Only 23 Percent Effective

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it’s only 23 percent effective.

01/15/2015

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Study: Liberia’s Ebola Epidemic Could End By Summer

A new study predicts that the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could come to an end by June if the country stays on track with getting a high percentage of people who are ill to a hospital.

01/14/2015

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CDC: Listeria Outbreak In 10 States Linked To Caramel Apples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the recent listeria outbreak occurring across the country to pre-packaged caramel apples.

12/20/2014

Most Common STDs Decline For First Time In 30 Years (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Most Common STDs Decline For First Time In 30 Years

For the first time in three decades, the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.

12/17/2014

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Study: More Than 3,000 People Visit ER Each Year Due To Indoor Tanning Injuries

A new report found that thousands of people each year visit the emergency room due to reasons related to indoor tanning.

12/16/2014

A Department of Health (DOH) personnel shows an anti-smoking sticker. (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Cost $480 Per Smoker Who Quit

Two new studies found that the health care cost of smoking is higher than previously thought and that a governmental program has been cost-effective in getting smokers to quit.

12/10/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

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CDC: Middle-Age Women Have Highest Rate Of Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any group based on age and gender in the United States.

12/03/2014

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