1. More People Had Health Insurance Last Year. The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell from 16.3% in 2010 to 15.7% in 2011.
2. Pertussis Vax Loses Power Over Time. Protection from the five-dose childhood series of the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine fades within 5 years of the last dose.
3. ‘Obesity’ Gene May Lower Diabetes Risk. A lone genetic mutation appears to simultaneously enhance insulin sensitivity while increasing the risk of obesity.