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8 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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College Students Don't Get Flu Shots And That's A Real Problem

As some colleges overreact to a disease that virtually no one on campus is at risk of contracting, students are skipping an easy step that actually will help them stay healthy: seasonal flu vaccines. "[Ebola] is still very low-risk for the majority of the population, but flu is not," said Lauren Drinkard of the University of Pennsylvania's Student Health Service. ...

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9 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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Well: A Heart Risk in Drinking Water

Even trace amounts of arsenic in drinking water may increase the risk of heart disease, researchers have found.

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9 HOURS AGO - Family Practice News

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ROR score aids prognosis after 5 years on tamoxifen

The risk of recurrence (ROR) score provides clinically meaningful prognostic information after postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer com

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9 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Questions, answers about California's Ebola policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Department of Public Health has issued a 21-day quarantine order for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients, but the restrictions will be determined by county health officers depending on the individual's level of risk exposure. California ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Increased dosing of malaria drug in children could decrease risk of infection

Piperaquine is a long-acting malaria drug that kills residual parasites and decreases the risk of reinfection. A study led by Uppsala University researcher Martin Bergstrand shows that increasing the dose used in children could potentially decrease the yearly incidence of malaria by 70 per cent.

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