Young kids who get all their whooping cough shots on time could become susceptible to the disease again when they're between 8 and 11. Researchers say the immune protection conferred by the current vaccine loses its punch.
People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
Thousands of people may have been exposed to deadly fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections for back and neck pain: What the outbreak reveals about regulations, oversight of compounding pharmacies and risks to public health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is confident the nation has turned the corner on its worst-ever epidemic of West Nile virus disease. Next, scientists will try to figure out what made 2012 so bad.
Portland, Ore., is the largest American city not to add fluoride to its drinking water. Activists have been vocal, for and against a proposal to change that. The science shows that fears of side effects from small amounts of fluoride to protect teeth are unfounded.
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