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Health official: States should post local vaccination info

Health official: States should post local vaccination info
Quality control manager Nina Kotlyarova checks samples for unwanted bacteria as part of the process for making an influenza vaccine at Protein Sciences in Pearl River, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.

Stress Relief at Your Fingertips

 Stress Relief at Your Fingertips
Business Insider just ranked the top ten most stressed-out cities in America, and we were not on the list. (Image: Thinkstock)

We hear a lot about various ways to relieve stress. But did you know there's one solution that's right at your fingertips?

Nickelodeon show profiles dying children

Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
This image released by Nick News shows Nohemy Ruiz, 15, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. (Lucky Duck Productions/Nick News via AP)
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.

Does how often you eat have an effect on your overall health?

Does how often you eat have an effect on your overall health?
Grilled Chicken Breast with Vegetable Salad

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have started studies to determine if the frequency in which we eat could make a difference in overall health, including cancer and disease risk. 

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions
FILE - In this June 22, 2015, photo, a tablet of flibanserin sits on a brochure for Sprout Pharmaceuticals in the company's Raleigh, N.C., headquarters. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.

A real pain in the neck

A pain in the neck. Its not just someone who annoys you, but actual pain. Dr. Linda Petter says its very common.

Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility
In this June 11, 2015 photo,Talia Pisano stands in her bed at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.

Cellulite: Most of us have it, but how do you deal with it?

Cellulite: Most of us have it, but how do you deal with it?
woman checking her legs for cellulite

Athlete's Foot: Its not just for jocks

Athlete's Foot: Its not just for jocks

When riding your bike becomes a pain in the neck

When riding your bike becomes a pain in the neck
Thousands of bicyclists head out on the 202-mile ride to Portland, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club)

Whether you ride your bike with the kids for fun or clip in and do the Seattle to Portland Ride, you'll probably experience some sort of neck soreness.

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients
This image provided by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows packaging for the drug Praluent. (Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals via AP)
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.

Kids are spending up to 7 hours per day in front of a screen

Kids are spending up to 7 hours per day in front of a screen
This product image provided by Amazon shows the Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Take a look around. Where you see kids, you will most likely see electronics. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids are spending as many as seven hours a day in front of a screen. 

Trouble with concentration? Try a little distraction

Trouble with concentration? Try a little distraction
A lot of states can claim to have mountains, islands and deserts, but few can say they have their their very own rain forest like Washington State. The Hoh National Rain forest has mild winters, cool summers and up to 12 feet of annual precipitation which produce the giant conifers that dominate this rain forest, one of the most spectacular examples of temperate rain forest in the world.

When visiting the rainforest you can take a leisurely Hall of Mosses Trail of 0.8 miles, the Spruce Nature trail which is 1.2 miles or the Hoh River Trail that is 18 miles towards the Blue Glacier each way. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

You've got a ton of work facing you, but sometimes it can be tough to concentrate.

 
Clinical psychologist Dr. Scott Bea says its helpful to get out of your own head.

Eyes hurt? It could be your electronic devices

Eyes hurt?  It could be your electronic devices
The new MacBook is on display in the demo room after an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. The new computer weighs just two pounds and the company says it's the world's most energy-efficient laptop. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

If you spend a lot of time with computers, ipads or smartphones, you may have experienced some of the symptoms of digital eye strain

Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes
This undated handout photo provided by the Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Northwestern University, shows scalp electrodes to pick up how children's brains react to sounds such as speech in a noisy background.(Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Northwestern University via AP)
New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.