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Widespread Influenza Reported: CDC

Widespread Influenza Reported: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the annual flu season has reached widespread levels... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

At least nine people have reportedly choked to death on New Year's rice cakes in Japan, and officials are urging... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country — the first European Union state allowed... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people, The Associated... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug... Read »

Dec 25, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Florida in Bottom Half of Health Rankings

Florida in Bottom Half of Health Rankings

A new report places Florida as the 32nd healthiest state in the nation. The report released Wednesday by... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014

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