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Measles Death Under Investigation in Washington

RidvanArda/iStock/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Offi­cials are inves­ti­gat­ing the first measles death for the U.S. in a dozen years.
Accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health, a recent autopsy revealed a Clal­lam County woman died this spring…

 

 

 

Why Mass Killings May Be Contagious, New Study Examines

Moxe/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study is exam­in­ing whether a sin­gle mass killing can be “con­ta­gious” — and there­fore lead to other vio­lent inci­dents. Researchers from Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity exam­ined data from mass shoot­ings and…

 

 

Nick Jonas Chides CrossFit over Diabetes Tweet

Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) — Singer Nick Jonas is tak­ing on Cross­Fit after the company’s tweet about dia­betes and an iconic sug­ary drink.In a tweet on Mon­day, the extreme fit­ness com­pany wrote: “Pour some out for your dead homies.”…

 

Your Body: Where Do Teens Get Their Health Information?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torI get ques­tions from teenagers every day — and not just in my own house from my own teenage chil­dren, but from my teenage patients. I’ll get a text, a Tweet, a Facebook …

 

Do Blue Eyes Mean a Greater Chance of Alcoholism?

iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Go ahead, have another drink — unless you’ve got blue eyes.  Then you might want to switch to soda, accord­ing to a new study that claims peo­ple with lighter-colored eyes have a greater chance of bec…