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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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22 hours 7 minutes ago

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

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Oct 27, 2014 2:40 PM

At-home test checks for colon cancer

A new test for colon cancer can be done at home. The test may allow people to avoid the invasive colonoscopy and uncomfortable prep that goes along with it. The Mayo Clinic developed Cologuard , which looks for cancer-related DNA changes in stool samples. It's been shown to... Read Story

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Oct 23, 2014 4:43 PM

Anti-inflammatory drugs may help people with depression

New research reveals anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression. Scientists in Denmark gathered data from more than 6,000 people suffering from some type of depression. They found patients who took anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, along with anti-depressant medications, had fewer depressive symptoms. The reasons aren't yet... Read Story