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California bill limits school vaccine exemptions

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for communicable diseases in the aftermath of a measles outbreak at Disneyland that was linked to low inoculation rates.

Liberia registers second confirmed Ebola case: health official

MONROVIA - Liberia confirmed a second case of Ebola on Tuesday just a day after authorities said they had detected a new case of the deadly virus previously thought to have been eliminated from the West African country, a senior health official said.

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PTSD tied to heart, stroke risk among women

(Reuters Health) - Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, suggests a new study.

30 Jun 2015

U.S. doctors, hospitals reap $6.5 billion from drug and device makers: report

- U.S. doctors and research hospitals collected nearly $6.5 billion in payments for services rendered to pharmaceutical and medical device companies in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments report released on Tuesday.

U.S. 30 Jun 2015

Plastic surgeons from different countries prefer different breast shapes

(Reuters Health) - In an international study, plastic surgeons from different countries had varying preferences for the ideal size and shape of breasts and size of areolas.

30 Jun 2015

FDA seeks data on e-cigarettes after surge in poisoning cases

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data and comments on liquid nicotine as it considers warning the public about the dangers of its exposure amid a rise in electronic cigarette use.

30 Jun 2015

Many older adults have persistent pain after car crashes

(Reuters Health) - One in four seniors who've been in car accidents will have lasting pain, and many will struggle to perform basic daily activities in the months afterward, a new study suggests.

30 Jun 2015

Half of heart disease deaths due to preventable factors

(Reuters Health) - In the U.S., preventable risk factors still account for 50 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease among adults age 45 to 79, according to a new analysis.

30 Jun 2015

Minor changes turned Black Death germ from mild to murderous

WASHINGTON - The bacterium Yersinia pestis has inflicted almost unimaginable misery upon humankind over the centuries, killing an estimated 200 million or more people and triggering horrific plagues in the 6th and 14th centuries.

Science, 30 Jun 2015

Liberia records Ebola death despite being declared virus-free

MONROVIA - A Liberian teenager has died of Ebola, more than seven weeks after the west African country was declared free of the virus, a government minister said on Tuesday.

30 Jun 2015