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  • California measles outbreak grows

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    California has reported more measles cases.

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  • Sit smarter with yoga

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    You've probably heard that "sitting is the new smoking." Not only does it lead to aches and pains, edema, varicose veins, sciatica and more -- according to a new study, too much sitting can actually kill you.

  • Obamacare website reins in personal data sharing

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    The government has stopped openly sharing your personal information from the Obamacare website with private companies.

    Earlier this week, the government came under fire after the Associated Press showed that Healthcare.gov was relaying users' personal...

  • 1st person diagnosed with Ebola in UK discharged

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    The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom is heading home.

    London's Royal Free Hospital announced Saturday that "Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the Royal Free following her recovery from Ebola."

    On December 29, the 39-year...

  • California measles outbreak growing

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    The measles outbreak in California is growing. The number of cases has increased to 68, with 48 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, state health officials reported Friday.

  • Ebola vaccine is on its way to Africa

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    The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 51 measles cases linked to Disneyland

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    Happiness isn't the only contagious thing at Disneyland in California.

    There's an outbreak of measles linked to the theme park, and one of California's top public health officials recommended that children under 12 months and people who've never had a...

  • CDC: Flu still hitting hard in most of US

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    The flu is still hitting the U.S. hard, but the number of new infections seems to be slowing down from week to week.

  • California measles outbreak growing

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    CNN/ CDC

    The measles outbreak in California is growing.

    The number of cases has increased to 68, with 48 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, state health officials reported Friday.

    Two days ago, the health department reported 59 cases, 42 with ...

  • Study: Love may be key to losing weight

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    If you are still working on those popular New Year's resolutions to lose weight or quit smoking there is a real secret to that successful behavior change.

  • Tax preparers ready to give bad Affordable Care Act news

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    Are you thinking about tax day yet? Your friendly neighborhood tax preparer is.

  • Study: Sitting is bad for you, even if you exercise

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    One of your favorite activities may actually be killing you.

    Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture.

    And yet, a new study th...

  • Disneyland employees diagnosed with measles

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    The happiest place on Earth just got a bit sadder for some of its employees.

    Due to a recent measles outbreak, several Disneyland workers are being tested for the virus.

    Five employees were diagnosed with measles, and three of them have fully recovered...

  • Passenger hospitalized in Newark Ebola-free

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    Centers for Disease Control

    A plane passenger who had recently traveled to an "Ebola-affected country" does not have the virus and was released from the hospital, according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health.

    The health care worker was hospitalized after a f...

  • The worms that invade your brain

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    Once you consume them, they can move throughout your body -- your eyes, your tissues and most commonly your brain. They leave doctors puzzled in their wake as they migrate and settle to feed on the body they're invading; a classic parasite, but this ...

  • Pregnant California mom delays chemo so child can live

    Ashley Bridges' decision to delay chemo may cost her her life

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    Ashley Bridges of Menifee, California, says she decided to delay chemotherapy to protect her unborn daughter because "as a mother my job is to protect my kids."

  • Daily aspirin regimen found not needed for many

    Many found to be taking daily aspirin unnecessarily

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    Popping aspirin on a daily basis to lower the chances of having a heart attack or stroke, could make things worse for your health, a study indicates.

  • Heroin deaths increase for 3rd year in a row

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    Many more people are dying from heroin overdoses than in previous years, according to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An analysis of those numbers and what might be responsible for the uptick in he...

  • Flu season gets worse amid hopeful signs

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    This year's flu season has returned to an epidemic level, according to the latest flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Caramel apples linked to fatal listeriosis

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    A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

    At least seven people have died after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes.

    Some 32 people have become infected with the dead...

  • Hope for Ebola epidemic end in Liberia

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    CDC

    There may be an end in sight to the Ebola epidemic, at least in Liberia.

    That's according to a new model appearing in the latest issue of the scientific journal PLOS.

    The authors predict that Ebola could be contained in Liberia between March and June o...

  • 5 ways to eat healthier this year

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    Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of pro...

  • Brain scans could better predict your future

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    Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.

    A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance ...

  • California mental health workers on strike

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    Thousands of hospital workers in California plan to walk out this week, claiming that their employer Kaiser Permanente is jeopardizing patient care by understaffing the psychiatry department.

  • Flu season shaping up to be bad one, CDC says

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    The flu season is at the midway point, and it's shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with those 65 and older hit the hardest.

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