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Being able to extend life, of course, is a great success. But simply adding years of sickness, frailty and decline is not a very appealing prospect. Unfortunately, the progress we are making in terms of keeping people around longer is not always matched by advances in personal health and fitness -- both physically and mentally.
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The morning-after pill can cut the chances of pregnancy by nearly 90 per cent if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
DALLAS - Health officials in Texas say they have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him.Dallas County Healt...
Influenza can be a weapon of mass destruction. The latest candidate worth worrying about is H7N9. It jumped from birds to humans earlier this year. Of the 137 people known to have been infected, 45 died. There's no evidence that H7N9 spreads among humans. On the other hand, it wouldn't surprise any of the experts if H7N9 learns how to jump from person to person and mutates into a fast-moving mass murderer.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A kind of meningitis caused by a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri is incredibly rare, but it's almost always fatal.So it's remarkable that 12-year-old Kali Hardig is al...
CHICAGO - They live underwater, eat bloodworms, and are promoted on pet websites. But African dwarf frogs can carry salmonella.An outbreak tied to the frogs sickened nearly 400 people, mostly children...
ATLANTA - A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 23 per cent of high school students said they r...
ATLANTA - Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new U.S. government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be better off living together first?The new research,...
ATLANTA - Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new U.S. government study proclaiming an important public health victory.Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that chickenpox deaths fell from an average of 105 per year to 14 after the vaccine had been available for a dozen years.