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New Advances At CHOP Helping Teens With ScoliosisNew advances are helping teenagers with a curvature of the spine-- an often hidden condition called scoliosis.
CDC: Worst Of Flu Season Appears To Be OverFederal health officials say the worst of this flu season appears to be over.
Penn State To Equip Campus Officers With Opioid Overdose AntidoteThe Pennsylvania State University has announced it will start equipping on-campus officers with naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.
Lead And Arsenic Found In E-Cigarette Vapors, Study FindsResearchers studied the e-cigarettes of 56 individuals and nearly half of them produced aerosol samples containing dangerous levels of lead in them.
Public Health Officials: More Than 50 Percent Of Gun Owners Do Not Safely Store Their GunsMore than half of gun owners in the United States don't safely store their guns, according to a report released today from public health experts.
Doctors Find Surgical Sponges Left In Woman For At Least 6 YearsAccording to a Feb. 21 report, the 42-year-old woman went to doctors after experiencing bloating in her lower abdomen for three years.
FluMist Set To Return For Next Flu SeasonFlu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Wednesday to recommend, once again, that FluMist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, be used during the 2018-19 season.
Doctors: Impulsive Selfie Taking Dubbed 'Selfitis'Sisters Taelor and Tia Smith and their friends say they snap hundreds of selfies a day.
Europe Blames Anti-Vaccination Movement For Surge In Measles CasesThe World Health Organization (WHO) says there were over 21,000 cases of the dangerous virus recorded in Europe last year, four times the number recorded in 2016.
Flu Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks, Experts SayThe flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high risk, experts say.
Preventive Treatment For Peanut Allergies Succeeds In StudyThe first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study.
Study: People Who Drink Moderate Amounts Of Alcohol, Coffee Live LongerMany have searched for the secret to longevity -- from exercising to eating right. But, would you believe booze beats exercise?

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