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The New York Times reports, "Not enough children in the United States are being vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to a report issued on Monday by the President’s Cancer Panel." In 2012, "only about a third of girls ages 13 to 15 and less than 7 percent of boys...
About two million Americans get sick every year and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections and a new analysis by the FDA has shown that these infections may be due to antibiotics used in animal feed, The New York Times reports. "Scientists from the FDA studied 30 penicillin and tetracycline...
Many doctors recommend fever-reducers to those with the flu but a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society has found that taking these medications may increase the spread of flu to others, USA Today reports. Researchers assembled published data on the use of anti-fever drugs and the...