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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey
92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life

Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?
Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease

Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries
About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story
Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices
Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?
Study found testing blood from mouth was as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition

Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study
Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks
Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States
The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating
Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High
Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

Rise in Use of Animals for Research
Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs

Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?
Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain

New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved
Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

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