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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:21 AM PDT

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 07:01 PM PDT

Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water at a North Carolina water park, which suspended operations Friday, NBC News reported. Officials found evidence of the microbe, and shut down...

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 08:55 AM PDT

Celebrities Come Out for National HIV Testing Day

Celebrities Come Out for National HIV Testing Day

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation is among the organizations putting resources behind HIV prevention and is urging people to get informed and tested. The foundation will hold its first HIV-testing event at...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 02:27 PM PDT

Gay, Bisexual Men Warned of Meningococcal Outbreak

Gay, Bisexual Men Warned of Meningococcal Outbreak

State health officials have issued an advisory in Southern California following an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease, primarily among gay and bisexual men.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 06:34 PM PDT

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work: Experts

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work: Experts

Experts area saying the needle-free FluMist influenza vaccine has not protected against flu for years and should not be used this coming flu season, NBC News reported. The decision could nerve pediatricians...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 04:31 PM PDT

Zika Epidemic Has Doubled Abortion Requests: Study

Zika Epidemic Has Doubled Abortion Requests: Study

The epidemic of Zika virus has caused a spike in requests for abortion help in countries that ban or restrict abortions, researchers said Wednesday. Several women whose fetuses have shown evidence of possible...

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