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Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report
Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say
Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk
'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted
Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds
But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles
CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread
Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot
Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds
Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study
Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small
Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child
Here are possible health consequences
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends
'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows
Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others
Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed
Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear
Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness
Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check
Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds
Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests
The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say
Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders
Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability
Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb
Pain and tenderness are prime signals
Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy
Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit
But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note
'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say
Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola
Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use
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