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Health Mar 04Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter
WASHINGTON — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.
Nation Dec 23Torture can affect the brain, leaving long-term psychological scars
WASHINGTON — At times, waterboarding rendered al-Qaida terror suspect Abu Zubaydah hysterical. But later, a message to CIA headquarters described an interrogator merely lifting his eyebrow and snapping his fingers, leading Zubaydah to "slowly (walk) on his own to the…
Health Dec 16More teens use e-cigarettes than tobacco ones, survey reveals
WASHINGTON — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.
Health Nov 13Clinical trials of possible Ebola vaccine to start in West Africa
WASHINGTON — A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports…
Health Nov 12Health workers look to Congress for aid in Ebola fight
WASHINGTON — Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.