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Panel Recommends Booster Shot for Meningitis

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices advised that teenagers 16 and older should receive a booster vaccine for meningococcal meningitis.The current vaccine does not offer
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Prenatal Influenza Vaccine May Prevent Flu in Infants

Prenatal use of influenza vaccine may help young infants be protected against influenza or flu, according to a new study in the Feb 2011 issue ...
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Is it A Cold or the Flu?

Every fall, the American public "gears up" for the winter months, otherwise known as cold and flu season. While the cold weather in and of ...
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Childhood Obesity Linked to Cold Virus

A new study partially funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown an association between a certain type of cold virus and obesity in ...
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Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shots

Health care professionals will soon be receiving letters from several leading medical groups urging them to encourage pregnant women to get a flu shot.   The ...
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Superbug Has Arrived in the US

The term 'Superbug' has been at the forefront of health news all summer and it appears it will continue to be a hot topic into ...
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Hand-Washing Becoming More Popular

Alas, there is a silver lining behind every cloud.  According to a new study, the threat of H1N1 has increased the hand-washing rate to its ...
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What Complications Do Flu Shots Prevent?

In a fairly recent study, statistics show that deaths caused by the flu have risen and are higher than they were twenty years ago. This ...
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The C8 Health Project:What Have We Learned?

The protective coating home cooks have come to love, on pots, pans and skillets may make clean-up in the kitchen easier, but what about keeping ...
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Animal Based Low Carb Diet Boosts Death Risk

Editor's note: Sherri.poall@rfbinder.com sent us some comment regarding our story on the study of low-carb diets reported below. Indeed, the study is not a trial and did not test any diet like Atkins diet....
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