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Survey: Parents Increasingly Ask Doctors To Delay Vaccines

More and more, parents are pressuring doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases.

03/02/2015

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Man Having Heart Attack Claims He Was Saved By TV News Report

A Montgomery man was experiencing some fatigue and back pain at home when a news anchor told a personal story of his surprise heart disease diagnosis during his broadcast.

02/28/2015

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Study: Binge Drinkers ‘Less Intelligent’

People who binge drink tend to lack intelligence, a new study finds.

02/24/2015

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Study Finds Teens Getting Less Sleep

Teenagers do not get enough sleep, a new study finds.

02/17/2015

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Study: Hormone Therapy Nearly Doubles Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

Women who undergo hormone therapy nearly double their risk of developing ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

02/16/2015

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New Research Shows More Genetic Links To Obesity

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) — New research suggests that diet and exercise are not the only leading roles in obesity, as a new study supports the notion that there are more genetic links to obesity than previously […]

02/13/2015

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Measles: “You Can Give It To Someone 4 Days Before You Know You Have It”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes measles as “a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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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.

01/28/2015

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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

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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

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