War veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are almost 50 percent more likely to develop heart disease, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health. Experts say this adds to the growing belief that a link exists between PTSD and heart damage. Learn more
Indiana Governor Mark Pence has declared a public health emergency in an one of his state's counties due to an outbreak of HIV. Experts say this HIV ‘epidemic’ was driven by a group of opiate addicts who used shared needles. Learn more
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Men appear to experience more difficulties after total joint replacement surgery than women, according to research at the University of Toronto. Prior to this study, it was generally thought that women tended to have more complications. Learn more
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A researcher named Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has sucessfully tested a new polio vaccine with a small group of adults and children. It's seen as a huge breakthrough against one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century. Just the previous year, there had been 58,000 new cases of the crippling condition in the U.S.--most of them children--and 3,000 people died. Get the full story.