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Meningitis vaccine approved

The FDA has approved a new vaccine for the deadly type of meningitis that sickened students on two college campuses last year. The vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer, protects against serogroup-B, a form of bacterial meningitis that's fatal in 10-15% of patients. In 2013, outbreaks occurred at U.C. Santa... Read Story

Oct 29, 2014 3:34 PM

FDA approves vaccine to block meningitis strain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis often associated with college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration says it cleared Pfizer's Trumenba to prevent a subtype of Meningococcal disease in people ages 10 to 25. The bacteria... Read Story

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Oct 29, 2014 2:37 PM

Stroke prevention guidelines revised

Ninety-percent of first-time strokes are caused by risk factors that can be changed, so the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have updated their prevention guidelines. The new recommendations include eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts and low in red meats, dairy and... Read Story

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Oct 27, 2014 2:52 PM

The doctor will see your selfie now

A University of Colorado, Denver study finds dermatologists may be able to provide good follow-up care for chronic skin conditions just by looking at pictures sent by their patients. The study included 156 eczema patients. Half went back to the doctor's office for follow-up appointments. The other half were... Read Story