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Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

California Declares Measles Outbreak Over
But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare
Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing

U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection
Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer
Researcher suggests a change in screening policies

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner
Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study
Finding challenges common belief that they can boost performance

Migraines Often Undiagnosed, Doctor Says
Proper identification of headache type can lead to better treatment

Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids
Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
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