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Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels, Study Finds
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Read more...Less than half in new survey understood what an SPF value meant

SPF? UV-A and B? A new study finds many Americans are baffled by the information on sunscreen labels.

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How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous.

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New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

A new rapid-detection test that diagnoses Ebola within minutes could improve treatment of the deadly virus and help health care workers contain outbreaks, researchers say.

Harvard Medical School researchers found the rapid diagnostic test as sensitive as traditional lab tests that can take days to produce results. The findings suggest this diagnostic tool could be a potential game-changer in the fight against Ebola, the researchers said.

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Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

Women prescribed a common class of antidepressants to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests.

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As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study
Friday, June 26, 2015
Read more...Efforts to discourage the unhealthy habit have made it less acceptable, experts say

As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found.

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