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Company seeks regulatory approval for first-ever malaria vaccine

Company seeks regulatory approval for first-ever malaria vaccine

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) --The drug company GlaxoSmithKline has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its malaria vaccine, RTS,S.
Brooks Hays
HPV vaccination rates 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

HPV vaccination rates 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --A CDC report found that HPV vaccination rates among adolescent boys and girls are up slightly but remain "unacceptably low."
Brooks Hays
Overweight kids don't know they're overweight

Overweight kids don't know they're overweight

HYATTSVILLE, Md., July 23 (UPI) --Nearly a third of American children and adolescents aged 8 to 15 years misperceive their weight, according to a new CDC study.
Brooks Hays
Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

CUTLER, Calif., July 22 (UPI) --A national produce distribution company has issued a recall on over 15,000 lbs of fruit sold at grocers across the U.S. due to potential listeria contamination.
Matt Bradwell
Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

NATHAN, Australia, July 21 (UPI) --Lower blood pressure is just a few probiotic-rich yogurt smoothies away, suggests a new study by researchers at Griffith University in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 (UPI) --A new report suggests obesity rates among American children aren't getting worse, and that numbers of abdominally obese kids has flatlined.
Brooks Hays
Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

JEFFERSON CITY, Md., July 17 (UPI) --In a recent study, women with a history of hormonal contraceptive use had 40 percent greater chance of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.
Brooks Hays
Smokers may be at high risk of suicide

Smokers may be at high risk of suicide

ST. LOUIS, July 17 (UPI) --A new study analyzing state by state health data found more aggressive anti-tobacco initiatives resulted in reduced rates of suicide.
Brooks Hays
Gene therapy helps pigs grow their own pacemakers

Gene therapy helps pigs grow their own pacemakers

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) --A new gene therapy technique shows that pigs can grow their own pacemaker cells -- and suggests humans could do the same in the near future.
Brooks Hays
Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash., July 16 (UPI) --Some 200 people who swam in Horseshoe Lake in Washington this weekend are experiencing cramps, nausea and diarrhea -- symptoms of a mysterious viral outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Nickel in Apple's iPad, other electronics can cause rash

Nickel in Apple's iPad, other electronics can cause rash

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Exposure to nickel in electronics like laptops and cell phones is responsible for an uptick in skin rashes among children, study suggests.
Brooks Hays
Study: one third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

Study: one third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) --Basic lifestyle and behavioral changes could prevent or at least significantly delay an Alzheimer's diagnosis, according to a new study.
Brooks Hays
Pneumonic plague detected in Colorado

Pneumonic plague detected in Colorado

BRIGHTON, Colo., July 11 (UPI) --Colorado health officials identify pneumonic plague in human and dog.
Danielle Haynes
Study: even moderate alcohol consumption may be bad for your heart

Study: even moderate alcohol consumption may be bad for your heart

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) --A new study suggests even a single glass of wine or beer can be damaging to the heart.
Brooks Hays
CDC admits improperly sending dangerous pathogens five times in last decade

CDC admits improperly sending dangerous pathogens five times in last decade

ATLANTA, July 11 (UPI) --In a new report outlining protocol breaches, the CDC admitted to having improperly sent dangerous pathogens five times over the last decade.
Brooks Hays
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