In a study with about 4,000 Thai schoolchildren, a vaccine for dengue fever works well against some strains of the dengue virus. But the overall level of protection was lower than hoped for. The results suggest that a vaccine for dengue fever can be developed eventually.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday that he might not want to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act after all. He said he supports the provision that assures people with pre-existing health conditions can get coverage.
A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that many overweight adolescents over the age of 9 eat fewer calories than their healthy weight peers. Researchers say a lack of exercise is throwing off the energy balance. They also found that genes may play a role.
After he repealed Obamacare, how much of it would Mitt Romney restore as president? He has dropped several hints. One concerns a patient's ability to keep coverage for pre-existing conditions, which actually dates back to a 1996 law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA.
Emerging science shows that people respond more favorably to warnings about climate change when it's portrayed as a health issue rather than as an environmental problem. Should the symbol for danger be a child instead of a polar bear?
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