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TedMed17: Chimpanzee Politics, Ebola, Music after Heartbreak

Day 1 of TedMed 2017 featured talks on chimpanzee politics, the sad aftermath of the Liberian Ebola epidemic, and new music created by Zoe Keating after her tragic loss.
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

To help you prepare for the 2017-18 flu season, we've pulled together answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu, its prevention, and its treatment.
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My First Patient, My First Death

A young medical student tells a story of her first patient and her experience in witnessing her death.
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Yes, Your Teen Needs Vaccines, Too

Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.
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The Critical Ingredient to the Success of Vaccination Programs

The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.

Extreme Grooming of Pubic Hair is Linked to Increased STI Risk

Researchers from UCSF have found an association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections.
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What You Need to Know About Fall Allergies, Colds, and Flu

There are natural and over-the-counter alternatives to taking antibiotics (which are ineffective) for colds and flu.
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Why Illegal Wildlife Trade Threatens Human Health

There is no disease surveillance program in the illegal wildlife trade. But even for legally imported animals, there is little oversight. This puts humans at risk of zoonotic infectious diseases.
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What You Should Know About the HPV Vaccine

Although HPV vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective at reducing infection with the virus that causes cervical and oropharyngeal cancers, vaccination rates in the US are so low they have been labeled a serious public health threat.