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Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease

Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

Rate of new Ebola cases doubles since September as Congo rebel violence disrupts work

Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to women and men up to age 45

Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria

Survey: Companies continue to pass health costs to workers

A survey finds more companies are sticking workers with a bigger share of the medical bill before health insurance kicks in

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

A large study finds that a bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women

Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years

Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years

What's yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term

Yogurt makers hope Trump administration will give them more liberty on what can be called "yogurt."

UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal

A long-awaited inquiry has opened into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400

Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

Medical journal retracts food studies by a Cornell University marketing professor because it says the results can't be verified

Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men's father-son bond

Both the Rev. John Ibraham Sabbagh and his 54-year-old son, Ebby Sabbagh, are celebrating one year of going strong since the elder Sabbagh received a crucial stem cell transplant

Parents, Frat leaders launch national anti-hazing effort

A group of parents whose children died after fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity and sorority leaders to ban the generations-old initiations involving binge drinking and beatings that sometimes turn deadly

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

Study finds long-term use of weight-loss drug Belviq doesn't raise risk for heart problems

This Morning on WLBT: More spring-like but unsettled weather ahead

Good morning. It still feels more like spring than winter outside. It won't be quite as warm today as it was yesterday, and rain chances are still in the forecast through the weekend. We'll sort it all out in the First Alert Forecast. Jackson police are searching for two men who robbed a gas station at gunpoint last night. We'll tell you where it happened. And we'll have the latest on the high-school shooting investigation in Parkland, Florida. President Trump plans to visit with fa...