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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:51:00 GMTThis mumps outbreak covers almost every U.S. state — 3,832 cases and counting — nearly triple the number seen in 2015.A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine in this 2015 image.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:57:00 GMTHere's a reminder about the safe way to keep your contacts clean.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:05:51 GMTGNC, the biggest supplement retailer in the U.S. has paid a $2 million fine and agreed to be more careful about what it sells.People walk past a GNC nutrition store in 2004, Washington, DC.People walk past a GNC nutrition store in 2004, Washington, DC.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:49:05 GMTThe handheld devices — seen as an alternative to traditional cigarettes — not only deliver harmful nicotine, but can be loaded with chemicals.A man smoking an electronic cigarette.A man smoking an electronic cigarette.A salesman displays electronic cigarettes
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:57:00 GMTMylan, which has been under fire for price hikes on the life-saving EpiPen allergy treatment, will cut 10 percent of its workforce.Dr. Julie C. Brown, a University of Washington School of Medicine pediatric emergency physician, holding two EpiPens, the new design at left and the old at right.Heather Bresch, chief executive officer of drugmaker Mylan, speaks during an interview in New York.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:31:00 GMTThe U.S. death rate is on the rise for the first time in more than 15 years, with life expectancy dropping slightly for a baby born in 2015.Cemetery
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:07:47 GMTPeople who are highly optimistic have a lower chance of dying prematurely from stroke, heart disease and even cancer, researchers at Harvard found.Young girls cheer as Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks during a rally at Cashman Field September 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:35:00 GMTNot everyone loves it, but the Senate, in an unusual show of unity, passed a comprehensive bill funding medical research and regulation.The view similar to what New Brighton High School students had as they watch open heart surgery being performed at Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Nov. 3.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:26:00 GMTPfizer and Flynn Pharma charged 'excessive and unfair prices' for the drug used by 48,000 people in Britain, regulators said.A sign for Pfizer pharmaceuticals companyA sign for Pfizer pharmaceuticals company
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:29:00 GMTAn early warning sign of depression in teenagers may not be sadness, but rather anxious and even irritable behavior, British researchers found.Irritable teens may sometimes be showing early signs of depressionIrritability may be a first sign of depression in teens
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMTScientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks.A robotic hand
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:27:08 GMTA full repeal of Obamacare, which Republicans say they are unlikely to do, would take health insurance away from 30 million people, a new study shows.President Barack Obama responds to a question from the news media during a press conference in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, DC, Nov. 14.A man fills out an information card during an Affordable Care Act outreach event.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:39:00 GMTThere is a growing trend of women opting for breast "explant" surgeries.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:48:00 GMTA surprising new study finds that mosquito populations have exploded in parts of the U.S. — but not because of a warming climate.People walk among clouds of insecticide after a fumigating truck moved past in Havana.Some of the most dangerous species of mosquitoes prefer living in and around buildings.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:29:00 GMTThe real Paleo diet, as eaten by real Stone Age people, included roasted grass seed, clover and lots of water chestnuts, Israeli archeologists found.An ancient grape seed shows pre-humans who lived in Israel 780,000 years ago enjoyed wild grapes
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:47:30 GMTHospitals, drug companies and doctors all come out winners in a giant new medical spending bill about to pass Congress and go to the White House.A giant new funding bill about to pass Congress will benefit hospitals and the medical industry in general.A giant new funding bill about the pass Congress will benefit hospitals and the medical industry in general.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:18:00 GMTMost American parents think they are great role models for their kids, but they admit they're glued to their screens 9 hours a day or more.A woman uses a phone in bedA child sits between two people holding phones
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:43:55 GMTEven missing a couple of hours of sleep can double your risk of a crash, a new story finds.Nearly 70 percent of motorists admit having driven when drowsy, and a new study finds they're dangerous.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:49:48 GMTEven people whose smoking doesn't add up to much more than about one or two cigarettes a day die earlier than people who never smoked, a study finds.A man smoking a cigarette A woman smokes a cigarette at her house in New York.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:46:00 GMTResearchers have found a rare superbug gene in bacteria on a U.S. pig farm and say their discovery suggests raw meat could carry the dangerous germs.A lab dish with a sample of bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug" gene, found at Walter Reed Army Institute for Research earlier this year. Now researchers have found a second, different, superbug gene on a pig farm.A researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute for Research holds a sample being tested for superbugs.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:50:53 GMTConnor Ball had seen more of the world than many people could hope to see in a lifetime. When he took his own life in 2011, it was a shock.Connor Ball died by suicide in October of 2011.Connor Ball was 14 years old when he took his own life in 2011. Connor Ball poses in Boston's Fenway Park.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:24:08 GMTNew research finds that altruists — those selfless people who care about others — have the best chance of getting lucky with potential sexual partners.Male and female feet in bed under blankets
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:18:00 GMTThe products may have been undercooked, resulting in possible bacterial contamination, the USDA said.Chicken breast
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:05:00 GMTFor some young sports stars, a pain-pill prescription can be the worst medicine.John Haskell was prescribed Vicodin after a football injury and became addicted to pain medication.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:18:00 GMTU.S. health spending always grows but it grew particularly quickly last year as more people got health insurance for the first time.A patient has her pulse checked by a diabetes specialist doctor during a medical check-up at a hospital. Health Spending