Experts voted to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all 11- and 12-year-old boys be vaccinated with Gardasil, Merck's vaccine against human papillomavirus. Vaccinations could start as early as age 9.
At small companies, a high-deductible option, often served with a tax-preferred savings account, may be the only health insurance choice. Now even some big companies are starting to move all their employees into high-deductible plans.
Higher levels of BPA in urine taken from mothers during pregnancy were associated with slightly "worse behavior" among their 3-year-olds, especially in girls, researchers found. But BPA exposure after birth didn't show the same pattern.
An advocacy group says Food Day helps local activists feel connected to a national movement. Today there are more than 2,000 events around to country that will try to spur action around food issues like hunger and nutrition.
In a new book, medical ethicist Harriet Washington details how genes and tissues are increasingly being patented by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Those firms, she argues, are focused more on their profits than on the medical needs of patients.
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