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14Nov 18

Brush first, or floss first?

Researchers did a study with 25 people. In the first part of the study, the group brushed their teeth first, then flossed. In the second part, they flossed first, then brushed. The researchers found that flossing first significantly reduced the amount of plaque between the teeth and from the mouth.…

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19Aug 16
You’ve Been Washing Your Hands Wrong

You’ve been washing your hands wrong

In 2016, scientists studied a hand-washing method recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). They found that it was more effective than the standard hand-washing method recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The WHO hand-washing method takes longer than the CDC hand-washing method. But the WHO…

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19Aug 16

CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned people not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where the Zika virus had been reported. It was the first time the CDC had warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear…

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CDC: Kids’ Health News

Video: Vaccinations Help Stop the Polio Outbreak in 1955

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In 1955, more than 10 million children received a vaccine to protect them from polio.

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