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CDC reports outbreaks of whooping cough around the U.S.
Date: 2012-07-20 14:13:27
There have been about 18,000 cases of whooping cough recorded in the U.S. so far in 2012, which is the worst outbreak of the disease since 1959, as reported Reuters. People who are worried about these statistics, reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can undergo a lab test to make sure they are immune to this disease.... Full Story

Study: Milk thistle is ineffective against hepatitis C
Date: 2012-07-18 13:50:05
Individuals who are worried about the state of their liver health because of a possible hepatitis C infection can take a lab test to help measure the level of organ damage. Results may help guide their treatment decisions. However, according to new research from University of North Carolina Health Care, the herbal supplement milk thistle is not a suitable option.... Full Story

College students may benefit from booster shots
Date: 2012-07-16 13:47:53
Although childhood vaccinations provide protection against diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, immunization may grow weaker with time. A lab test can help older children and adults find out whether they need a booster shot.... Full Story

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