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CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. »


Walnuts Improve Brain Function: Study

Research done by UCLA shows that anti-oxidants in walnuts improve functions such as memory, concentration and processing speed. »


Exercise Suggestion Time 'Unrealistic': Research

Some fitness experts suggest 150 minutes of weekly exercise, but new research shows that's unrealistic. »

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken... »


19 Flu-Related Deaths in Delaware

The flu outbreak has caused 19 deaths in Delaware this season, officials said. »


Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers. »


Hospital Braces for Possible Nurses Strike

Some 500 nurses who work at the Pocono Medical Center in the Lehigh Valley are set to go on strike on Feb. 1 after eight weeks of bargaining between the nurses' union and the hospital fell through. »

Jefferson Scientists Find Clues to Safer Asthma Drug

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have identified a promising new drug target that points the way to a second generation of asthma treatments. »

Doctor Writes Phony Oxy Prescriptions: Authorities

State authorities said a North Jersey doctor conspired with a drug dealer and others to illegally distribute thousands of painkillers by writing fraudulent prescriptions for people he never treated. »

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