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Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 02:30 PM EDT

US Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

US Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. "This is...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM EDT

New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

A recent study suggests that a man's beard contains more germs than a dog's fur. All 18 men's beards studied by researchers at Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic had higher levels of bacteria in them, compared...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:23 AM EDT

UN: No Screen Time for Babies; Only 1 Hour for Kids Under 5

UN: No Screen Time for Babies; Only 1 Hour for Kids Under 5

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 06:41 AM EDT

Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 08:29 PM EDT

Indictment: Ex-CEO Ignored Red Flags as Opioid Crisis Raged

Indictment: Ex-CEO Ignored Red Flags as Opioid Crisis Raged

The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn't within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 12:07 PM EDT

Americans Getting More Inactive, Computers Partly to Blame

Americans Getting More Inactive, Computers Partly to Blame

Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found. Over almost a decade, average daily sitting...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM EDT

New York Outbreaks Drive US Measles Count Up to 626

New York Outbreaks Drive US Measles Count Up to 626

Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 11:21 AM EDT

Teens Don't Realize How Much Nicotine They're Vaping: Study

Teens Don't Realize How Much Nicotine They're Vaping: Study

People who use e-cigarettes are often inhaling high levels of nicotine, but many teenagers who vape don't realize it, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. NBC News reported that 40 percent of...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 09:45 AM EDT

Blankets, Bed-Sharing Common in Accidental Baby Suffocations

Blankets, Bed-Sharing Common in Accidental Baby Suffocations

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 08:39 AM EDT

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Climate change is changing pollen production patterns and impacting everyone with seasonal allergies. Take a deeper look at the problem and see what you can do to help fight off the coughing and sneezing.

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