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Here are the top ten articles for the Public Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Melatonin Uses, Side Effects, and Warnings
Melatonin is a supplement that is often used for jet lag and insomnia. It can have serious side effects and must be used with caution.
2. 2008 World AIDS Day
December 1, 2008, marks the 20th annual World AIDS Day. This article contains information on current statistic around the world and in the United States.
3. Pertussis Vaccine Recommendations
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a preventable disease that kills thousands each year. You may already know that children in the US receive a series of vaccinations to prevent this disease, but did you know that the CDC now recommends that adults between ages 19 and 64 receive a booster shot?
4. Safe Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation
Make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is prepared safely. Read here tips on turkey cooking, food storage, and general preparation.
5. Breast Cancer-What's Soy Got To Do With It?
What do we really know about the relationship between soy and breast cancer? Does one exist? Let's get serious about soy and breast cancer research. Women are dying to know.
6. The Ghost Map- Book Review
The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson, is an exciting look at the investigation of the 1854 cholera outbreak in London and the beginnings of epidemiology.
7. Bullying and Creating a Healthy Learning Place
The alarming effects and tragic consequences of bullying are on the rise. How are your lawmakers helping to curb bullying and creating a healthy learning environment for your child?
8. Flu Shot Recommendations
Flu season is quickly approaching and flu shots have become available. Read here to find out more about the flu shot, who should get it, and the side effects.
9. Sleep -- Secret Weapon to Prevent Disease
You probably know how much you want more sleep, but do you know how much you need more sleep?
10. High Fructose Corn Syrup Advocates
Read what the advocates of High Fructose Corn Syrup have to say about this product.
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