February 26, 2010 Early Friday morning, the Celebrity Mercury returned to Charleston, South Carolina, with almost a fifth of its passengers sick with gastroenteritis, euphemistically known as the stomach flu.
February 17, 2010 The federal stimulus package that sent nearly $2 billion to community health centers appears to have paid off in economic returns.
February 11, 2010 New York City is looking for a fresh package design for the free condoms the health department distributes around town. You can vote online for the one you like best.
February 11, 2010 Many patients with critical health needs--like dialysis-- have been snowed in by the snowstorms that hit the Northeast. Volunteers helping get them to their appointments.
February 10, 2010 The agency says it has a "three-pronged approach" to reducing unnecessary exposure to X-rays during exams, such as CT scans and angiograms.
January 14, 2010 A regular, prescribed routine of squats, lunges and skipping may help young girls protect their knees from injuries later in life.
A British man quaffs a cut-price pint last year.
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January 8, 2010 Heavy drinking is taking a big toll in the U.K. Now there's growing support for an increase in taxes on booze, beer and wine to curb what some say is a major public health problem.
January 6, 2010 The doctors who read mammograms for a living recommend most women begin getting annual mammograms starting at age 40 and have one every year. For women at particularly high risk for breast cancer, mammograms should start by age 30 but not before 2...
December 10, 2009 Cases of H1N1 might be on the decline, but public health departments are still dealing with the fallout.
December 2, 2009 Smoking rates have gone down, but instead of enjoying longer and better quality lives, Americans are in danger of just the opposite, due to the rapid rise of obesity.
December 1, 2009 A revision proposed by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski appears crafted in part to squelch criticism of government rationing under Democrats' plans for health overhaul.
December 1, 2009 Between 1979 and 2003, the rate of Down syndrome births rose from 9 per 10,000 to 12 per 10,000. Women waiting longer to have children is the leading explanation for the increase.
December 1, 2009 The Food and Drug Administration has apparently decided to wait for more thorough science before deciding whether BPA poses a threat to consumers.
November 25, 2009 For now, mammography is the best bet for detecting breast cancer, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
November 20, 2009 One college weighs in on obesity debate by requiring students to take a Body Mass Index test as entering freshman.
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