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California Measles Outbreak Continues to Grow

Posted: 01/28/2015 - The number of measles cases has increased to 73, with 50 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, the California Department of Public Health reported Monday.

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CDC: Flu Still Hitting Hard, But Spread Slowing

Posted: 01/28/2015 - For the week ending January 17, based on pneumonia and influenza mortality surveillance, the season is still above epidemic levels, as is typical during flu season.

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Study Re-Thinks Genetics Of Autism

Posted: 01/27/2015 - For some time experts have believed that when more than one offspring develops the disorder it's due to the same genetic mutations. But new research suggests it's more complicated than that.

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Just How Contagious Are Measles?

Posted: 01/22/2015 - The rate at which the measles has spread highlights just how infectious the virus is. Health workers suggest people talk to their doctors to ensure their immunity hasn't waned.

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Cheerful Tweets May Signal Healthy Heart

Posted: 01/22/2015 - New research shows simply tracking the expression of negative emotions, including anger, stress and fatigue, may produce an accurate picture of which communities are most likely to have high incidences of heart disease.

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Deadly Superbug Infected Seattle Hospital

Posted: 01/22/2015 - The Seattle Times reports that dozens of patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were infected with a drug-resistant bacteria between 2012 and 2014, a result of contact with contaminated endoscopes.

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Sedgwick County Rejects State Grant To Address Obesity

Posted: 01/22/2015 - Sedgwick County commissioners have rejected a $580,000 state grant aimed at controlling obesity and diabetes because the majority said overweight people already know why they're fat.

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Daily Aspirin May Not Be Needed For Heart Health

Posted: 01/21/2015 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that one in 10 people were either prescribed an aspirin regimen or daily they were taking one preventively when it wasn't necessary.

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