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Child obesity rates 'levelling off' Child obesity rates 'levelling off' 01/29/2015 05:04 PM
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport' Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport' 01/29/2015 10:28 PM
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
Ebola virus mutating, scientists say Ebola virus mutating, scientists say 01/28/2015 10:55 PM
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Bank chief warns of pandemic threat Bank chief warns of pandemic threat 01/27/2015 06:42 PM
The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.
E. coli found in Winnipeg water E. coli found in Winnipeg water 01/28/2015 10:14 AM
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
Dementia 'link' to common drugs Dementia 'link' to common drugs 01/27/2015 05:27 AM
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
Double-chin jab approval sought Double-chin jab approval sought 01/27/2015 03:50 AM
US drug regulators are considering approving an injection designed to combat chin fat.
High cholesterol in mid-life risky High cholesterol in mid-life risky 01/27/2015 12:30 AM
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.
Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case' Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case' 01/26/2015 09:15 AM
An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.
Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia' Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia' 01/23/2015 02:01 AM
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

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Milk does a body good? A look at the science Milk does a body good? A look at the science 01/30/2015 10:22 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product....
Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views 01/30/2015 01:35 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated....
Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says 01/30/2015 11:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago....
Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies 01/30/2015 10:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes....
Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps 01/29/2015 11:36 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding - an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community....
WHO:  Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic 01/29/2015 04:21 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday....
Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland 01/28/2015 04:36 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center....
California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat 01/28/2015 05:53 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity....
Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate 01/28/2015 07:13 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday....
FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts 01/29/2015 01:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes....
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