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How to escape the flu

The flu vaccine is never a guarantee against the illness, and the vaccine is even less effective this year due to a mutated strain of influenza that's infecting more people than usual, but that doesn't mean you have to become a victim.

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Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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CDC: Flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon.

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ADHD: A problem for girls too

More boys than girls are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but experts aren't sure if this is because more boys have the condition, or if it's just more noticeable in them.

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Your car: A hotspot for germs?

Bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "car sick," health officials claim our everyday vehicles, if not handled properly, are acting as Petri dishes of viruses and bacteria.

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Cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla.  (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)
Cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)
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New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.

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A cow eats in a feedlot at a Florida farm
A cow eats in a feedlot at a Florida farm (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)
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New diet guidelines might pull back from meat

A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment.

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Menu at a McDonald's drive-thru in 2009. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
Menu at a McDonald's drive-thru in 2009. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
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Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.

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Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, left, and NIAAA scientist Dr. Lorenzo Leggio pose for a photograph in a research laboratory designed as a bar inside the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Bethesda, Md
Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, left, and NIAAA scientist Dr. Lorenzo Leggio pose for a photograph in a research laboratory designed as a bar inside the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Bethesda, Md (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug

The replica of a fully stocked bar inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health is an important part of the experiment to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say "when" sooner than usual.

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Size Zero Models Become The Focus Of London Fashion Week
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Social media can make eating disorders even worse

It certainly does not cause eating disorders like bulimia, anorexia nervosa or binge eating, but experts agree that social media can accentuate the problem for those suffering with the illnesses.

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Flu season (Mario Villafuerte, Getty Images)
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Flu activity widespread in NJ

It appears flu activity, which has been declared as an epidemic this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is getting worse.

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