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The Big Number: Achoo! Hay fever afflicts 25.5 million people a year.

Triggered by pollen from trees, grasses and weeds, the seasonal affliction usually causes people to suffer most on hot, dry, windy days. Health

Postpartum depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. Researchers are homing in on risk factors.

Findings from a study show that it can vary in severity, which can affect the type of treatment a woman might need to recover. Health

For three years her skin ulcers and pain would flare, then vanish, stumping doctors. Her daughter, a nurse, finally figured it out.

After hearing a case study in class, Kimberly Ho was startled by the similar symptoms. Health

A baby was born with nearly no skin. Doctors are fighting to keep him alive.

Doctors believe Ja’bari Gray was born with a rare genetic condition called epidermolysis bullosa that makes his skin appear translucent, or even non-existent. Health

HHS launches program to cut opioid overdoses by 40 percent in three years

It will employ a comprehensive strategy across several states, encouraging the involvement of doctors, police, churchs and even housing providers. Health

Parents of 3 NYC children face $1,000 penalty for violating measles order

Health officials identified three children who were exposed to the severe respiratory virus but were not yet vaccinated – in violation of the mandatory immunization order in four Brooklyn Zip codes. Health

The Health 202: Democrats are encouraging changes to vaccination laws as measles outbreak grows

Trump hasn’t urged more vaccinations, yet. Health

Washington state Senate passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers

The bill would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of measles shots in response to the worst measles outbreak in two decades. Health
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