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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 09:07 AM PDT

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 07:32 AM PDT

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 08:21 AM PDT

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 06:45 AM PDT

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 05:39 AM PDT

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.

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 06:13 AM PDT

Measles Count Rises in NY County at Heart of Outbreak

Measles Count Rises in NY County at Heart of Outbreak

The measles outbreak in Rockland County is continuing to grow, with 194 confirmed cases as of Friday, according to data posted by the county. Earlier this week, county officials outlined a new plan to...

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 11:54 AM PDT

Syphilis Is Invading Rural America

Syphilis Is Invading Rural America

When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the "dominoes gang" in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 09:59 AM PDT

How Many Cherries in Frozen Pie? FDA May Soon Drop Rules

How Many Cherries in Frozen Pie? FDA May Soon Drop Rules

President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. Emails show the Food and Drug...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 09:16 AM PDT

Current, Two-Wave US Flu Season Is Now the Longest in 10 Years

Current, Two-Wave US Flu Season Is Now the Longest in 10 Years

Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 07:44 AM PDT

Nationwide Recall of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Expanded

Nationwide Recall of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Expanded

A multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company has expanded its national recall of a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure for the fourth time since December after trace...

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