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2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2014
  • Missing Ebola Patients in Liberia Found; Doctors Without Borders Opens New Treatment Center

  • Cyber Attack Affects 4.5 Million Patients' Data

Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?

Here are possible causes

Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food

Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2014
  • Cyber Attack Affects 4.5 Million Patients' Data

  • Liberia Ebola Clinic Attack Could Harm Efforts to Control Outbreak

  • 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Boosts Donations to ALS Association

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person