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CDC: HPV Vaccinations Unacceptably Low

Posted On July 25, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- A new federal report says HPV vaccinations among teens is unacceptably low. The human papillomavirus can cause cervical, vaginal and penile cancers. The Centers for Disease Control says only 57 percent of 13- to 17-year-old girls have been vaccinated against HPV. The rate was just 35 percent among boys in that age…

Cataracts Common Among People Over 40

Posted On July 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Cataracts are common among people over 40, and are the leading cause of vision loss as people get older. Doctor Richard Gans with Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute says cataracts are cloudy areas that develop in our eyes, and the signs are subtle.   Doctor Gans says some medical conditions, including being diabetic,…

GlaxoSmithKline Seeks Approval Of 1st Malaria Vaccine

Posted On July 24, 2014

(Undated) -- British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking approval for the world's first malaria vaccine. The drug would be used to immunize children against the often deadly disease. Malaria kills more than 600-thousand people a year, mostly babies in the poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The British pharmaceutical giant says the shot's effectiveness would be evaluated…

Study Says Dogs Can Feel Jealousy

Posted On July 24, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study says dogs can feel jealousy, although at a more basic level than people do. Researchers at the University of California studied puppies that were confronted with rivals for their owners' attention, in the form of stuffed animals. Researchers found that the dogs engaged in what appeared to be jealous behaviors…

Uninsured Americans Decline By 10-Million

Posted On July 24, 2014

(Undated) -- More than ten-million Americans are no longer uninsured. A new study finds a ten-point-three million decline in the number of people who don't have health insurance. The study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Health and Human Services reports the biggest gains in health insurance coverage are among…