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Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 01:32 PM EDT

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time. In...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:51 AM EDT

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 09:08 AM EDT

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 08:21 PM EDT

Md. Health Exchange Contractor Must Repay $45M

Md. Health Exchange Contractor Must Repay $45M

The prime contractor hired to build Maryland’s health exchange website must repay the state $45 million to avoid legal action due to the website’s flaws.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 07:56 AM EDT

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM EDT

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon Scientists Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM EDT

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM EDT

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 07:29 PM EDT

Paralympics Hopeful Credits Table Tennis for Helping With Parkinson's

Paralympics Hopeful Credits Table Tennis for Helping With Parkinson's

Navin Kumar overcame the challenge of a partially mechanical heart to become one of the top table tennis players in the world. The Paralympics hopeful faces another challenge. Melissa Mollet reports.

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 08:33 PM EDT

Do You Need To Fast Before Surgery? New Guidance Says No

Do You Need To Fast Before Surgery? New Guidance Says No

Some doctors now say you should load up on carbohydrates before surgery, not fast. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

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