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This undated photo provided by Dynavax on February 2018 shows a vial of the Heplisav-B vaccine. It was licensed in the U.S., in November 2017 and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. (Ryan Skinner/Dynavax via AP)
US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis BFederal advisory panel recommends new vaccine against hepatitis B for adults
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment storyCorrection: Peanut Allergy Treatment story
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2005 file photo, Amanda Klopfer reacts as she is given a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, a federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using the kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
US panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine againFederal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.  (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health storyCorrection: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story
The Associated Press2 hours ago
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation etting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Trenton, N.J. It's the first bill that Murphy has signed into law since succeeding Christie, who vetoed the spending throughout his two terms.  (AP Photo/Michael Catalini)
Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's healthNew Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
There's Another Reason to Avoid Heavy DrinkingA new study suggests that heavy drinking raises a person's risk for dementia, especially the early-onset variety. The research, published in Lancet Public Health , looked at 1.1 million French hospital patients diagnosed with dementia from 2008 to 2013. Of those patients, 16.5% of the men and 4% of...
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In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Prof. Peter Seeberger, a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor  poses with a  molecule model at his laboratory in Berlin, Germany. Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. “This development has the potentiation to save millions of lives by increasing the global access and reducing the cost of anti-malaria medicine,” Peter Seeberger, director of the Max Planck Institute unit working on the issue. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug productionScientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A fire fighter sprays water to extinguish a forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Several Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Rony Muharman)
Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest firesFour Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Serena Williams Calls for Action After Scary Birth ExperienceSerena Williams nearly died after her daughter was born via emergency C-section last year; a pulmonary embolism "sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived," the tennis star writes for CNN . Living through the experience made Williams realize even though it was terrifying, she's one...
Newser23 hours ago
In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar attends a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiumsLatest Trump administration health care idea: less insurance for lower premiums
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'A Republican Idaho state senator says he won't apologize for yelling "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse
The Associated Press1 day ago
28-Year-Old Single Dad of 16 Close to Getting All His KidsThe son of a Japanese IT billionaire reportedly wanted a big family and set out to get it via surrogate. Now, Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, is about to gain custody of all 16 kids he is known to have fathered via Thai surrogate mothers. The BBC explains Shigeta grabbed headlines in...
Newser1 day ago
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