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New Parkinson's Rx Gets FDA Nod
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an add-on therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease.
New Test Finds CNS Infections Fast
A new test for meningitis and encephalitis could bring the time needed for results down from three days to one hour.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
Older Adults May Need This Vaccine
Vaccines and booster shots are often associated with kids, but they may be crucial for adults' health, too.
Vaccines Were Not Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
Many people worry that vaccines meant to prevent disease may cause other illnesses. But a recent study found that vaccines likely did not cause multiple sclerosis (MS) or disorders like it.
At-Risk Youth May Benefit From Music Training
Childhood is a rapid period of development for the brain. Music lessons may be one way to support brain growth — especially in underserved youth.
Bacterial Meningitis Decreased Across US
Many worry about the diseases vaccines protect against, but a recent study showed that efforts to improve immunizations and treatments for at least one illness may be working.
Getting a Boost to Fight Meningitis
One of the more disabling and fatal bacterial illnesses is meningitis. There are vaccines to protect against many meningitis strains, but not all of them — yet.
Water Supply Worries
Health officials in Louisiana are warning residents about a rare but serious threat — a dangerous ameba in the water supply.