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    Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
    (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found young pregnant women, those who are non-Hispan Read Article »
    Sep
    18
    Vitamin E Selenium Supplements Dont Seem to Prevent Cataracts
    (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both could help prevent cataracts. To investigate this further, William Chris Read Article »
    Sep
    18
    Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait
    (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are trying to learn more about a condition called sickle cell trait, which can cause sudden death in young athletes. In people with sickle cell trait, intense physical activity, heat and dehydration can cause muscle breakdown that can lead to kidney damage and card Read Article »
    Sep
    18
    Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "It's really unfortunate that half of Americans are not getting the protection from flu they could ge Read Article »
    Sep
    18
    Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers
    (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who've been mentored may be more likely to get a job that provides them with greater responsibility and independence early on in their career, according to a new study. "We found that having a mentor provides a clear benefit well into their working lives Read Article »
    Sep
    18
    Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
    (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama escalated the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Thursday, ordering key federal agencies to pursue a national strategy to deal with the threat. Obama signed an executive order that creates a new cabinet-level task force charged with crafting Read Article »
    Sep
    18
    New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week Officials Report
    (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread faster than ever, the World Health Organization said Thursday that more than 700 new cases of the deadly viral infection were reported in just one week. That brings the total number of cases to more than 5, Read Article »
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