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Wait Until October to Get Flu Shot: Expert
It's best to wait until October to get the flu shot, says a top infectious disease expert. Otherwise, there is a chance your immunity could wear off later in the flu season, when the disease is still spreading, he said. Also, it's a good idea to make the flu vaccination...... [Full Story]
People who have a heart attack while traveling abroad may be able to safely [Full Story]
It's something every pregnant woman wonders: What can I do to help ensure [Full Story]
The process of dry-roasting peanuts - and not the nuts themselves - may [Full Story]
Brainwave Test Diagnoses Autism Severity
Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify [Full Story]
A new app that allows blind people to listen to an audio readback of [Full Story]
Study Fuels Debate Over Whether E-Cigs Help Smokers Quit
The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed. [Full Story]
5 Healthy Habits Cut Heart Attack Risk 80 Percent: Study
Five recommended health behaviors may prevent four out of five heart attacks in men, a new study suggests. Middle-aged and older men were much less likely to have heart attacks over an average of 11 years if adopted health habits. [Full Story]
Brainwave Test Diagnoses Autism Severity
Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study. Observing children's brainwaves may also allow identification of autism earlier than is currently possible. [Full Story]
Chris Christie Reveals He's Lost 85 Pounds Since Weight Loss Surgery
Gov. Chris Christie has not publicly revealed how much weight he's lost since undergoing bariatric surgery last year. But news accounts say he's told associates that he has shed 85 pounds. [Full Story]
Pole Dancing Hits Fitness Mainstream
Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but more women scaling and swinging from them aren't doing it for dollar bills, but are attempting to dance their way to better health and fitness. [Full Story]
Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Help Diabetics Avoid Heart Attacks: Study
A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers found. [Full Story]
States Ban 'Toxic' Toothpaste Ingredient
Microbeads, the tiny plastic balls added to body scrubs and toothpastes by such manufacturers as L'Oreal SA and Procter & Gamble Co. were marketed as the greatest beauty aid since cold cream, but are now the focus of new health concerns. [Full Story]
Researchers: Sit Less, Live Longer
New research shows that sitting less can slow the aging process and contribute to longer life. The findings, from two new studies, provide new evidence of the health benefits of being active and the dangers of a sedentary life. [Full Story]
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