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RUSSIA - OCTOBER 24: Olga Ostroumova examines x-rays of patients at the tuberculosis clinic in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Monday, October 23, 2006. (Photo by Evgeniy Pavlenko/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Massachusetts Tuberculosis Cases Down

Associated Press - Massachusetts health officials say the state is seeing an overall decline in tuberculosis, although they warn of a worrisome rise in multi-drug resistant cases.

The Department of Public Health said Monday that last year Massachusetts saw 201 confirmed cases, compared with 215 cases in 2012

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The Best Ways to Get More Vitamin D in Your Body

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for staying healthy, and there are several ways for you to get more of it.

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Food Allergies Up Among Kids

Food allergies are up among children, but the problem seems to be growing among black children faster than others.

A new study says food allergy reports among black children have risen at a rate of more than two percent per decade over the last 23 years

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Selfies Are Spreading Head Lice

 

When you take a "selfie" with a friend you are not only spreading love, but also possible head lice.

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Science Finds a Way to Make Hair Grow Back

Hair transplants may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new discovery.

Researchers say they have been able to grow human hair in the laboratory using tiny cells that fuel its growth. Researchers say the the technique has been used to grow new hair follicles in animals and is now being tested on humans

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Study Suggests Possible Link to Alzheimers

A new study indicates there may be a link between a person's exposure to the pesticide DDT and their chances of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers in the U.K. found Alzheimer's patients had four times as much DDT lingering in their bodies as people without the disease

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Should There Be A Dress Code for Health Care Workers?

Experts are suggesting a new dress code for doctors and nurses in hospitals.

The main concern is that lab coats, ties, watches, rings and shoes worn by health workers contain too many germs that could make patients sick

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Who Will Make the Decisions for Your Parents?

In families with several children there always seems to be one responsible one. New research finds that daughters are most often making decisions for their elderly parents when they're in the hospital

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Study Finds Unprecedented Levels of Stress in Children

A new study has found that young people are more stressed than ever.

The research, which was conducted by children's mental health non-profit YoungMinds, surveyed over 2,000 young people between the ages of 11 and 25

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Baby Wipes Linked to Itchy Skin

Itchy, allergic rashes in babies and adults are being linked to baby wipes.

Doctors have found a preservative in the moist towelettes may lead to acute contact dermatitis, a type of skin inflammation or rash

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