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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.
US Measles Cases Reach 20-Year High
US Measles Cases Reach 20-Year High
May 31, 2014; 9:22 AM

The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year marks a 20-year high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced May 29.
Nine Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Nine Myths About Seasonal Allergies
May 31, 2014; 8:37 AM

Like pollens that can spread quickly through the air, myths about seasonal allergies also seem to circulate widely.
How Hot Days and Heat Waves Affect Your Health
How Hot Days and Heat Waves Affect Your Health
May 19, 2014; 10:31 AM

Is it getting hot in here? Rising temperatures and prolonged periods of heat can affect our health in many ways.
How Is MERS Different from the Flu?
How Is MERS Different from the Flu?
May 19, 2014; 10:16 AM

Since Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) first appeared in 2012, researchers have been working around the clock to learn more about the mysterious virus that causes the disease.
First Case of Deadly MERS Virus Confirmed in US
First Case of Deadly MERS Virus Confirmed in US
May 06, 2014; 1:32 PM

The first case in the United States of a deadly virus that surfaced in Saudi Arabia in 2012 has been reported in Indiana, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced May 2.
Reduce Your Contribution to Air Pollution, Protect Your Health
Reduce Your Contribution to Air Pollution, Protect Your Health
April 30, 2014; 11:06 AM

Air Quality Awareness Week takes place from April 28-May 2, 2014. Learn more about how you can reduce your contribution to air pollution and protect your health.
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