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An abandoned measles ward on Ellis Island.

There’s a dangerous measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, and it’s all because people refuse to vaccinate their kids

American scientists developed the first measles vaccine in 1963. The US had all but taken care of the deadly problem by 2000, but it's back.
Eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia, affect 30 million people in the United States, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

Eating disorder prevention could become a mandatory high school class. Here’s why I wish I’d had this course as a teen.

The Body Project, a program from the National Eating Disorder Association, aims to teach kids about body image and eating disorder issues.
Losing weight can be tough when you work all of the time.

10 weight-loss tips you can follow at the office

Losing weight can be hard, especially when you spend a ton of your time working. We rounded up some tips even the busiest person can follow.
Andrew B., who has Type 1 diabetes, has seen his prices for insulin vary drastically over the past year.

No one could explain why this college student saw the price of his life-saving diabetes medication jump 150%, and it reveals a key problem with the US...

Business Insider spoke with one family who saw its insulin costs increase drastically over 2018, jumping more than 150% in 10 months.
Even when the flu shot isn't perfect, it can lower the risk of complications like hospitalization.

Here’s what it means to be in a vegetative state

People in vegetative states may open their eyes, but show no signs of awareness.
Sushi chefs react to a part of a 222 kg (489 lb) Bluefin tuna in Tokyo, January 5, 2013.

18 simple tricks people around the world use to avoid gaining weight

People around the world have simple techniques for maintaining a healthy weight, from sipping Yerba mate tea to nibbling injera bread made from teff.
Complimenting your loved ones is a great way to boost their confidence.

53 compliments that have nothing to do with appearance

There are many ways you can compliment your friends, family, and co-workers without commenting on the way they look. Focus on their brains or bravery.
Common treatments for nicotine addiction, like the patch and gum, aren't legal for teenagers to use.

The FDA is so concerned about teen vaping, they’re considering drug therapy to help kids quit

At a recent public hearing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for more drug therapy research to help teenagers quit smoking and vaping tobacco.

The best men’s multivitamins you can buy

Multivitamins are a good way to ensure you get all the nutrients you need. These are the best multivitamins specifically made for men.
Taller women may live longer.

Taller women may live longer, according to a new study — but this isn’t the case for men

One theory is that old age is related to shrinkage, which has been associated with various health problems.