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Flu Shots: Far From Perfect, Still Advised

The flu vaccine has proven itself for most people, but researchers say it needs an overhaul to further reduce infection and death rates. Many doctors would like to see a universal vaccine that protects against all strains of flu.
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Employers May Not Rush To Drop Health Coverage After All

Except for businesses that employ almost exclusively low-paid workers, it won't make economic sense to stop offering health coverage, an independent analysis of the financials factors finds.
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Key Panel Recommends Routine HPV Vaccination For Boys

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.
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High-Deductible Health Plans More Common On Employers' Menus

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.
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BPA And Behavior: More Questions Than Answers

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.
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A Day To Think About Food Even More

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.

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