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Trash Burning Worldwide Significantly Worsens Air Pollution
Trash Burning Worldwide Significantly Worsens Air Pollution
August 26, 2014; 8:21 AM

Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records.
Space Does Weird Things to Astronaut Immune Systems
Space Does Weird Things to Astronaut Immune Systems
August 25, 2014; 10:25 AM

Life in space does strange things to the human body — it stretches the spine, it turns muscles to jelly, and now new research led by NASA shows that spaceflight confuses the immune system, too.
Flu Shot Recommended for All Pregnant Women
Flu Shot Recommended for All Pregnant Women
August 20, 2014; 2:22 PM

Pregnant women should get the flu shot, regardless of how far along they are in their pregnancies, according to updated guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Deadly Algae Are Everywhere, Thanks to Agriculture
Deadly Algae Are Everywhere, Thanks to Agriculture
August 14, 2014; 10:55 AM

Get used to algae blooms, they may be coming to a body of water near you.
How the Ebola Outbreak Became Deadliest in History
How the Ebola Outbreak Became Deadliest in History
August 06, 2014; 12:24 PM

The reasons why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has grown so large, and why it is happening now, may have to do with recent weather patterns in the region.
CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries
CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries
August 01, 2014; 10:30 AM

Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said July 31, as the agency stepped up its response to the worsening outbreak in the region.
Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed for Influenza, CDC Finds
Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed for Influenza, CDC Finds
July 17, 2014; 9:45 AM

During the 2013 flu season, more people needed antiviral medications than got them, and meanwhile, antibiotics were inappropriately given to a large proportion of patients with influenza (a viral disease that is not helped by taking antibiotics), according to a new study.
Eight Myths About Bug Repellent Debunked
Eight Myths About Bug Repellent Debunked
July 10, 2014; 12:57 PM

Don't trust these myths for protecting your skin against mosquitoes
Many Kids with Persistent Coughs Have Whooping Cough
Many Kids with Persistent Coughs Have Whooping Cough
June 26, 2014; 9:58 AM

About a fifth of children seen by their doctors for persistent coughs may actually have whooping cough, a new study suggests.
Path of a Pandemic: Map Shows How H1N1 Swine Flu Spread
Path of a Pandemic: Map Shows How H1N1 Swine Flu Spread
June 18, 2014; 9:43 AM

A new map shows the path of H1N1 "swine flu" as it spread across the United States in the fall of 2009, when the brunt of the pandemic hit the country.
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