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Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC – WebMD

USA TODAY Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC WebMD THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season

Eight reported dead in attack on Ebola workers in Guinea – Los Angeles Times

NBCNews.com Eight reported dead in attack on Ebola workers in Guinea Los Angeles Times Health workers in Conakry, Guinea, teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection in March. Health workers in Conakry, Guinea, teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection in March. (Youssouf Bah / AP)

Crest removing controversial microbeads from toothpaste after outcry – CTV News

CTV News Crest removing controversial microbeads from toothpaste after outcry CTV News Toothpaste maker Crest says it is removing microbeads from its products after some dental hygienists raised concerns that the ingredient may be potentially harmful to teeth and gums. Crest says on its blog that it will begin phasing out microbeads from its …

Influenza Vaccination Up in Kids, Holds Steady in Adults – Medscape

Medscape Influenza Vaccination Up in Kids, Holds Steady in Adults Medscape Washington, DC — Influenza vaccination coverage for all Americans aged 6 months and older was 46.2% during the 2013 to 2014 season, a percentage point increase from 2012 to 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and … Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC U.S.

UPDATE 1-Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team – Reuters

BBC News UPDATE 1-Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team Reuters (Add details, Prime Minister’s statement, background). CONAKRY, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of … Ebola outbreak: Health team ‘found dead’ in Guinea BBC News Ebola Riots in Guinea Leave Seven Dead, Premier Says Businessweek 7 killed while on Guinea Ebola education campaign Washington Post New York Daily News  - Huffington Post all 42 news articles »

Ebola could wreck W Africa economies, warns World Bank – BBC News

BBC News Ebola could wreck W Africa economies, warns World Bank BBC News The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says.

Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds – Los Angeles Times

Newsweek Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds Los Angeles Times A new study shows that antidepressants, such as Effexor, may start changing the brain’s architecture within three hours, even though most symptoms persist for weeks. A new study shows that antidepressants, such as Effexor, may start changing the brain’s … 1 Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes? – Boston Globe

Toronto Star Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes?

FDA Rejects Oral Testosterone-Replacement Drug Rextoro – Wall Street Journal

Edmonton Journal FDA Rejects Oral Testosterone-Replacement Drug Rextoro Wall Street Journal A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected a new oral testosterone-replacement drug called Rextoro, a day after the panel voted to restrict the use of such products generally because of their cardiovascular risk. Put a lid on ‘Low-T’ drug use, FDA panel advises, threatening AbbVie, Lilly meds FiercePharma FDA committees near-unanimous on need to investigate testosterone therapies Healio FDA Panel Backs Limiting Use of Testosterone Replacement Drugs NBCNews.com Bidness ETC  - NewsOK.com all 166 news articles »

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression – Reuters

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese …

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