Linda Ronstadt, Michael J. Fox Soften 'Cruel' Hand of Parkinson's Disease

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_4e994cd8ce.jpgDavid Redfern / Redferns (NEW YORK) -- That Linda Ronstadt would lose her powerful voice after a four-decade singing career is the tragic curse of Parkinson's disease. The neurological degenerative condition affects more than 1 million Americans, robbing them of speech, mobility and their cognitive abilities.

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Texas Church Tied to Measles Outbreak Preaching Vaccinations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_122a483890.jpgMark Kegans/Getty Images (TARRANT COUNTY, Texas) -- A Texas mega-church at the epicenter of a measles outbreak is preaching immunizations for its congregants despite previous statements by its founder that vaccines may cause autism. There are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the latest outbreak, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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3-D Scan Reveals Foot Damage Caused By High Heels

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_6d7a5347fe.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- This 3-D scan of a female foot in a high-heeled shoe might make you rethink that new pair of Manolo Blahniks. For the first time in the United Kingdom, specialists at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in North London, England, are using new technology to view the foot and ankle in 3-D. 

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Top Pediatrician’s Group Assures Most Drugs Safe When Breastfeeding

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_08274d0484.jpgGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding mothers are always concerned about how the medicines they take may affect their babies. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an official statement noting that most medicines are safe for breastfeeding mothers. After reviewing past research on medications, supplements and other drugs, researchers found that only a low amount of most medicines actually end up in breast milk.

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Could Flu Shot Cut Risk of Heart Attack?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_760b8d6fc8.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (SYDNEY) -- We know the flu shot can help prevent the flu. But could it ward off other deadly problems too? Australian researchers think that little injection may offer more than just flu protection. It may also cut your heart attack risk, they say. Studying 500 people age 40 and older, the researchers compared those who had a heart attack to those who had not, and looked to see whether these subjects had been given the flu shot.

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