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Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 09:12 AM EST

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that is not a threat to people but can decimate poultry flocks.

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 04:35 PM EST

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

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.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:24 AM EST

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

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.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 08:24 AM EST

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

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...

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 08:58 AM EST

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigarettes, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 12:17 PM EST

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:58 PM EST

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 05:35 PM EST

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:41 AM EST

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, Today.com reported.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM EST

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.

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