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MAR 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How Many People Must Be Unvaccinated Before You Have To Worry About Getting Measles?

By Francie Diep A team of Boston researchers did the math, and confirmed that yes, low rates of vaccination are indeed to blame for the spread of measles across the United States from Disneyland. They published a short letter about their calculations today, in JAMA Pediatrics. Those who fell ill during the recent outbreak, which affected 142 people from seven ...

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MAR 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Extended Breastfeeding May Lead Babies To Higher IQ, Income Later In Life

Breastfeeding gives a big boost to a child's development, and new research suggests its benefits may linger well into adulthood. A large body of research has shown breastfeeding's positive effects on brain development, and longer breastfeeding specifically has been linked with improved cognitive, motor and language skills, as well as better memory in the first few years of life. A ...

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MAR 15, 2015 - Washington Times

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Providers struggle to convince some parents to vaccinate

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Posters in the waiting and exam rooms at Benefis Pediatrics encourage vaccination and warn of the dangers of the diseases they prevent. Decades after the vaccines for diseases like measles were first developed, they still pose a threat. "We worry about the waiting room. I ...

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