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In the past decade, more than 40 percent of children who died from the flu were previously healthy children.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: More Than 40 Percent Of Child Flu Victims Were Healthy

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that almost half of the 830 children who died from the flu between 2004 and 2012 did not have a high-risk medical condition such as asthma or heart disease, and were otherwise healthy.

10/29/2013

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Study: Cats May Be Key To HIV Vaccine

A study finds the virus that causes AIDS in cats could contain proteins to help create a vaccine for the virus that causes AIDS in humans.

10/05/2013

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Report: Teen HPV Vaccination Rate Still Lagging

Disappointed health officials say only about half of teenage girls have gotten a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer — a rate that’s changed little in three years.

07/25/2013

A new study finds that nearly half the transmissions of influenza A from person-to-person are the result of infectious droplets attaching themselves to coughs and sneezes. (Photo credit - JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Flu Virus Easily Spreads Through Coughs, Sneezes

A new study finds that nearly half the transmissions of influenza A from person-to-person are the result of infectious droplets attaching themselves to coughs and sneezes.

06/21/2013

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CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Tested For Hepatitis C

For the first time, the government is proposing that all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C.

05/19/2012

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Scientists Discover Never-Before-Seen Bat Flu Virus

For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.

02/28/2012