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Flu Season Off to Slower Start, CDC Chief Says      12/06/04

This year's flu season has started slowly in the United States, where there are concerns about a shortage of vaccine caused by production problems at a major manufacturer, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. more...

Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter      12/05/04

If you're an older adult, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital has these tips on how you can have a safe and healthy winter: Get a flu shot if it's available in your area. Flu season runs from mid-October to mid-March. Flu can be fatal to older adults. Ask your doctor about a vaccine that protects against pneumonia. Check the lighting in your home. Make sure there are no major lighting contrasts from one room to another, because older people have difficulty adjusting to changes in light. High contrasts in lighting can increase the risk of slips and ... more...

Dark, Leafy Greens Help Shield Eyes from Cataracts      12/04/04

New research provides further evidence that substances in kale, spinach and other green vegetables help protect aging eyes from cataracts. more...

New Method Helps Map Women's Happiness      12/03/04

Having sex is the high point of most women's' days, while commuting is the low point. And most women like being with their kids less than they will admit, according to a study published on Thursday. more...

HIV Found in More U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men      12/02/04

The number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in gay and bisexual men has risen in many U.S. states, according to a federal study on Wednesday which stoked concerns AIDS may be poised for a resurgence in the country. more...

Dirty Teeth Can Kill You, U.S. Study Shows      12/01/04

Germs found in dental plaque can make their way into the lungs and cause potentially fatal pneumonia in elderly nursing home patients, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. more...

Could a Spray Stop the Spread of Flu, TB, SARS?      11/30/04

Simply inhaling a saltwater spray could help prevent the spread of diseases including flu and tuberculosis, U.S. and German researchers reported on Monday. more...

Birdflu Far More Deadly Than SARS, WHO Says      11/29/04

The bird flu virus is far more lethal than the SARS virus that struck Asia last year and could unleash a pandemic that could kill as many as 50 million people, a World Health Organization official said Monday. more...

Swiss Voters Endorse Limits on Stem Cell Research      11/28/04

Swiss voters endorsed restrictive legislation on stem cell research Sunday that forbids the cloning of human embryos and put Switzerland on a par with some other continental European countries. more...

Singapore Intensifies Battle Against AIDS      11/27/04

Singapore, facing a rise in AIDS cases, is considering making it compulsory for pregnant women to be screened for HIV/AIDS, an official said on Saturday. more...

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