Top News: #Health

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Fewer Americans Smoke. More Are Obese. Is There a Connection?:

The Claim: Because quitting smoking causes many people to gain weight, the decline in smoking since the 1960s helped fuel the rise in the rate of obesity, argues a paper by three economists: Read more.


_88123862_gettyimages-508240678Active Zika found in saliva and urine:

Active Zika virus has been detected in saliva and urine, Brazilian scientists say.  The finding does not mean the virus can be readily transmitted through these bodily fluids: Read more


635896846574429038-VACCINES-50678787Protection from middle-school whooping cough vaccine fades fast:

The protection offered by middle-school whooping cough vaccines fades with each passing year, leaving teens vulnerable to infection as they age, a new study finds: Read more


flu-vaccineIn Pregnant Women, Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Severe Flu-Related Hospitalization By 50%:

A new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women, like the majority of the population, falls short of recommendations. But for pregnant women, skipping the flu shot or other antiviral treatment like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) could lead to pregnancy complications: Read more