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  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home
    [UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.]
  • Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

    Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition
    BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...

    Surgeon general to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit

    Surgeon general to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit
    The U.S. surgeon general is calling on Hollywood to kick the tobacco habit, saying too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use. In a new report on smoking released Friday, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak and other U.S....

    Does dad's diet determine a baby's genetic fate?

    Does dad's diet determine a baby's genetic fate?
    Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring. The findings, published online...

    Dr. John M. Freeman dies at 80; expert in children's epilepsy

    Dr. John M. Freeman dies at 80; expert in children's epilepsy
    Dr. John M. Freeman, a longtime Johns Hopkins University pediatric neurologist and medical ethicist who was known as an expert in pediatric epilepsy, died Jan. 3 of cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 80. His death...