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This Year’s Flu Shot Less Effective Because Virus Mutated

Posted On December 04, 2014

(Undated) -- The CDC says this year's flu vaccine offers less protection because the current strain of the virus has mutated. However, CDC officials still encourage people of all ages to get their flu shot since the vaccine can decrease the severity of the illness. The federal health agency issued an advisory Wednesday on how…

Researchers Ask Public To Volunteer Computers For Ebola Cure

Posted On December 04, 2014

(La Jolla, CA) -- Personal computers and smartphones could help find a cure for Ebola. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute announced Wednesday a plan to find a cure for Ebola by forming a supercomputer using devices from around the world. Anyone with access to a computer or Android-based mobile device can download a free…

Start Preparing For Your New Year’s Diet Today

Posted On December 04, 2014

(Undated) -- In just a few weeks, people will start making New Year's resolutions. Registered Dietitian Laura Jeffers with the Cleveland Clinic says if you're wanting to go on a diet, start making small changes to what you eat now.   Stay away from eliminating foods from your diet right now. Jeffers says all you…

About 29-Hundred U.S. Troops In West Africa For Ebola Fight

Posted On December 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- About 29-hundred U.S. troops are now in West Africa, helping out in the fight against Ebola. General David Rodriguez told a briefing that the Americans continue to be involved in construction and logistics.   Rodriguez noted that U.S. troops are not treating Ebola patients. He said the military continues to take all…

NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Apologizes For Ebola Scare

Posted On December 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- NBC's chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman is apologizing for the fallout over violating her voluntary Ebola self-quarantine.   Appearing on NBC's "Today" show, Snyderman said she broke a promise when she violated self-quarantine upon returning from Liberia where she had been reporting on the Ebola crisis two months ago. Dr.…