One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest: hand-washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.
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In October, doctors said that new cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis were winding down. At that time, two children were still hospitalized.
So far, a total of 1,900 people have been hospitalized from 50 counties. But officials don't expect the numbers to rise much more.
Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.
A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.
The returning soldiers are being kept in a controlled monitoring area at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington for 21 days.
John Malone's $42.5M gift to Colorado State University aims to advance research into using a person's own cells to treat pain and chronic illness.
A hospital in Grand Junction is asking sick people not to visit patients.
Though beer has been blamed for many a paunch, researchers say it's more nutritious than most other alcoholic drinks. Moderate consumption may also reduce the risk of heart disease.