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  • vaccines: conversations with parents lower vaccine hesitancy Vaccines: Conversations With Parents Lower Vaccine Hesitancy vax 364x205
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    Vaccines: Conversations With Parents Lower Vaccine Hesitancy

    The majority of kids in the U.S. are vaccinated against infectious diseases. However, in recent years, some communities have seen drops in vaccine rates, causing pockets of outbreaks of serious diseases like the measles and mumps—outbreaks that could be prevented easily with inoculation. Because of these low-vaccine clusters, the question of how best persuade skeptical […] More

  • women doctors in medicine earn less money than male doctors Women Doctors in Medicine Earn Less Money Than Male Doctors health first aid kit 1 364x205
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    Women Doctors in Medicine Earn Less Money Than Male Doctors

    For doctors who want to get paid the big bucks, not every earning advantage can be learned in medical school. Sure, it helps to know your femur from your fibula. But being white instead of black tacks on an extra $60,000 to your paycheck, recent research suggests. Being a man helps too. Even though half […] More

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    Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency: WHO

    World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the […] More

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    Menopause Accelerates Aging in Women

    Menopause is a milestone of aging, marking the end of a woman’s reproductive years. But researchers have always wondered whether menopause can hasten aging by triggering age-related changes or whether it’s simply a consequence of a body that’s reached a certain biological age. In two new studies, one published in and the other inresearchers have […] More

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    STDs Reach a Record High in the U.S. CDC Says

    The number of people in the United States with one or more sexually transmitted diseases has reached an all-time high in 2016, federal experts say. 2015 and 2014 were also record-setting years for STDs in the U.S. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2016, there were more […] More

  • google honors addiction treatment pioneer herb kleber Google Honors Addiction Treatment Pioneer Herb Kleber celebrating dr herbert kleber 6753651837108229 2x 364x205
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    Google Honors Addiction Treatment Pioneer Herb Kleber

    Dr. Herbert Kleber, one of the first major researchers to treat addiction as a disease, not a moral failing, is remembered by Google Doodle on the 23rd anniversary of his election to the National Academy of Medicine. The Doodle, illustrated by Massachusetts-based artist and author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, celebrates Kleber, who throughout his 50-year career […] More

  • planned parenthood rejects donald trump's funding deal Planned Parenthood Rejects Donald Trump’s Funding Deal gettyimages 646796134 364x205
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    Planned Parenthood Rejects Donald Trump’s Funding Deal

    President Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly offered to preserve Planned Parenthood’s funding if the organization promises to stop providing abortions, a deal the women’s health organization quickly rejected. The deal, which was first reported by the New York would be a way for the Trump administration to appease pro-life Republicans while maintaining support for Planned […] More

  • teens and older women are delaying motherhood Teens and Older Women Are Delaying Motherhood birth control pills 1 364x205
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    Teens and Older Women Are Delaying Motherhood

    The rate at which American teenagers are giving birth has hit a new record low, while a higher rate of women are delaying childbearing and giving birth well into their 30s, according to new research. The teen birth rate dropped 9% from 2013 to 2014, reveals the annual report published in the journal . This […] More

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    Air Pollution Kills in America Despite EPA Efforts

    Air pollution continues to drive premature deaths in the United States with no level of exposure leaving humans unaffected, according to new research. The study, published in the , found a strong correlation between mortality and exposure to the pollutants ozone and particular matter, both of which contribute to smog. The higher the concentration of […] More

  • 4 ways going to the doctor is radically changing 4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing time health stock first air kit 364x205
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    4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing

    The future of health care in the U.S. is far from settled, but how people receive it now is also undergoing a revolution. Health records are antiquated, there’s a shortage of primary care physicians and access to birth control and emergency contraception is limited in some places. Health and technology companies operating largely outside of […] More

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    The Flu Season Has Finally Peaked

    After months of record-breaking widespread illness, flu season has finally peaked, according to CDC officials. “It looks like we peaked in early February, based on our data” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund told the reporter. That doesn’t mean flu season is over, though. “Even though it looks like flu activity is decreasing in some parts of […] More

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    Hot Dogs: What They Do to Your Body

    It’s National Hot Dog Day, another made up food holiday that delivers free or discounted hot dogs to hungry Americans. Among the many deals to honor the unofficial holiday, Burger King will sell its classic grilled hot dogs for 79 cents each until the end of July, while hot dogs are available for a $1 […] More