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Preventable injuries kill 6 children each day, report says

Every day, six children are killed from an injury in the home and 10,000 go to the emergency room for such injuries, most of which are preventable, according to a new report by Safe Kids Worldwide.

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US experiencing food ‘culture change,’ says first lady

Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the progress is "incredibly fragile."

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Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks, says panel

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.

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New York's Bellevue Hospital Prepares For Possible Ebola Cases
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Panel recommends changes to US response to health emergencies

Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday.

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Nonprescription diet pill alli back in stores after recall

PARSIPPANY (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill, alli (ow-LEYE'), is now back in most U.S. stores.

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Drug abuse alert – New form of ‘ecstasy’ is causing concern

The drug known as "Molly" is billed as the purest form of ecstasy. In most cases, though, it is anything but.

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Winter can wreak havoc on migraine sufferers. (DBDStudio, ThinkStock)
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Weather wreaks havoc on migraine sufferers

The weather has been constantly changing in New Jersey. From bitter cold to a 30-degree temperature spike to dry conditions followed by snow and rain, the fluctuations can wreak havoc on people who suffer with migraine headaches.

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Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

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Merck grants free license for pediatric HIV drug

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus.

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Obamacare impact – Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014, survey says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

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