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Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

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UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.

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A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

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Got Bees? Got Vitamin A? Got Malaria?

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A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.

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Pro-Marijuana ‘Tweets’ Are Sky-High on Twitter

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Analyzing every marijuana-related Twitter message sent during a one-month period in early 2014, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that the “Twitterverse” is a pot-friendly place. In that time, more than 7 million tweets referenced marijuana, with 15 times as many pro-pot tweets sent as anti-pot tweets.

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New Policy Analysis Website Will Help Researchers Uncover Links Between Economic Policies and Health

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About 22 percent of children in the United States live below the federal poverty line and 45 percent come from low-income families, increasing their risk for myriad health problems.

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#AHA Policy Statement Author Echoes Concerns Over E-Cigarette Dangers

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UCLA, Yale Professors Propose New Regulations for Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices

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Researchers have proposed a system for off-label drug prescriptions combining reporting, testing and enforcement regulations, and allowing interim periods of off-label use. This would give patients more treatment options while providing regulators with evidence of the drugs’ safety and efficacy.