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Cynicism Could Lead to Dementia, New Study Finds

Cynicism Could Lead to Dementia, New Study Finds

Cynical people may be more likely to develop dementia later on in life, according to a new study conducted... Read »

May 28, 2014
Phoenix Vets Waited Average of 115 Days for Care: Report

Phoenix Vets Waited Average of 115 Days for Care: Report

A review of the VA health care facility in Phoenix, Arizona, identified at least 1,700 veterans who were... Read »

May 28, 2014
Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery Developed at Mayo Clinic

Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery Developed at Mayo Clinic

A new weight loss procedure developed at the Mayo Clinic constricts a patient's stomach without surgery and has led... Watch »

May 28, 2014
Louisiana Bill Could Force Abortion Clinic Closures

Louisiana Bill Could Force Abortion Clinic Closures

A bill that was passed by the Louisiana state legislature would place new restrictions on abortion providers... Watch »

May 25, 2014
670,000 Under Boil Alert After E. Coli Contaminates Portland Tap Water

670,000 Under Boil Alert After E. Coli Contaminates Portland Tap Water

Health officials in Portland, Oregon have ordered 670,000 people to boil their water after E. Coli turned up in city Read »

May 23, 2014
VA Scandal Gains Momentum, Shakes Democrats

VA Scandal Gains Momentum, Shakes Democrats

The scandal sweeping the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs has been hard for President Obama to contain, with... Read »

May 23, 2014
Widespread Food Recalls Affect Memorial Day Favorites

Widespread Food Recalls Affect Memorial Day Favorites

Memorial Day cookout plates might be a little light this year after a slew of food recalls in over a dozen... Read »

May 23, 2014
LA Residents Show No Signs of MERS After Exposure: Officials

LA Residents Show No Signs of MERS After Exposure: Officials

At least 16 people in Los Angeles County who were exposed to MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus... Read »

May 28, 2014
Polio Cripples Pakistan as Taliban Targets Health Workers

Polio Cripples Pakistan as Taliban Targets Health Workers

The battle to defeat polio in Pakistan is becoming more difficult due to the targeting of health workers by... Watch »

May 22, 2014
Massive E. Coli Beef Recall Sparked By Rare Bug

Massive E. Coli Beef Recall Sparked By Rare Bug

Nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef have been recalled after meat was linked to at least 11 cases of E. coli, NBC Read »

May 23, 2014
Samsung Launching Virtual Reality Headset: Report

Samsung Launching Virtual Reality Headset: Report

Samsung is set to announce the launch of a virtual reality headset later this year, putting it head-to-head... Read »

May 22, 2014
Obesity Caused by Too Many Temptations, Says Study

Obesity Caused by Too Many Temptations, Says Study

A new study suggests that the cause of rampant obesity in America is cheap, tempting food that is convenient to eat,... Read »

May 22, 2014
Hospital Workers Test Negative for MERS

Hospital Workers Test Negative for MERS

There was good news Tuesday on the fight to keep MERS from gaining a foothold in the United Read »

May 20, 2014
Zero Link Found Between Vaccines & Autism

Zero Link Found Between Vaccines & Autism

A new meta-analysis from the University of Sydney confirmed that there is no link between vaccinations and... Read »

May 19, 2014
MERS Might Be More Contagious Than Thought

MERS Might Be More Contagious Than Thought

MERS has been passed from one person to another for the first time in the U.S., leading health officials to... Watch »

May 19, 2014
Illinois Man Is Third U.S. MERS Infection: CDC

Illinois Man Is Third U.S. MERS Infection: CDC

An Illinois resident who had contact with an Indiana MERS patient has tested positive for the virus, according... Watch »

May 19, 2014
2 Hospital Workers Test Negative For MERS

2 Hospital Workers Test Negative For MERS

Two employees tested negative for the MERS virus days after coming into contact with a Saudi resident infected with... Read »

May 14, 2014
Children as Young as 7 Working U.S. Tobacco Farms: Report

Children as Young as 7 Working U.S. Tobacco Farms: Report

Children as young as 7 are harvesting tobacco, sometimes under hazardous conditions, says a new report released... Read »

May 14, 2014
MERS No Global Emergency Yet: WHO

MERS No Global Emergency Yet: WHO

The deadly MERS virus, which arrived in the United States for the first time this month, is not yet a global health... Read »

May 14, 2014

"Best Mother's Day Present": Rare Twins Hold Hands After Birth

Two girls with a rare condition held hands Friday moments after being born, NBC News reported. Read »

May 12, 2014
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