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Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's... Read »

Jun 14, 2015
Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease... Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by... Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of... Read »

Jun 6, 2015
Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering... Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant

Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant

Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large... Watch »

Jun 5, 2015

"Viagra for Women" Gets FDA's Approval

Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that... Watch »

Jun 4, 2015
Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax

Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments... Read »

Jun 1, 2015
Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Authorities in Hong Kong quarantined 18 people after they traveled on a plane with a South Korean man who arrived in... Read »

May 31, 2015
Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah

Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah

The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at... Read »

May 29, 2015
Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

A surprising number of people who get tattooed say they develop severe itching and swelling lasting for months or... Read »

May 29, 2015
NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without

NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without

A 1-year-old baby born without a thumb will soon be able to grab things with his right hand for the first time... Watch »

May 29, 2015
Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Attorneys for the Obama administration are fighting to have the lawsuit over the president's health care law... Read »

May 28, 2015
Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. Read »

May 28, 2015
FDA Approves Experiment to Allow Bay Area Doctor to Use Ecstasy to Treat Patients

FDA Approves Experiment to Allow Bay Area Doctor to Use Ecstasy to...

The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent... Read »

May 28, 2015
Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

A new survey shows Americans are getting even fatter, with nearly 28 percent of of people in the U.S. saying they're Read »

May 27, 2015

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