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Health & Fitness

Study finds dementia rates dropping

Despite fears that dementia rates were going to explode as the population grows older and fatter, and has more diabetes and high blood pressure, a large nationally representative survey has found the reverse. Dementia is actually on the wane. And when people do get dementia, they get it at older and older ages.

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As Hurricane Matthew moves out, Zika could move in

As the waters from Hurricane Matthew began to recede, coastal residents from Florida to the Carolinas may have something else to worry about: Zika. The high winds broke through screen doors and windows, knocked out power and left behind small and large bodies of water that can serve as new breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Scientists worry that the Zika virus that has touched down in South Florida is now a greater threat to expand and move up the coast.

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3 ways to protect yourself from Zika

Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries and territories. The mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika live in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States. Learn how you can protect yourself from Zika.
Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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3 ways to protect yourself from Zika

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VIDEO: Do you live in one of America's unhealthiest states?

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