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2016 Has Been Worst Year for Mumps in a Decade

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:51:00 GMT

This 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.


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Man loses His Eye to Contact Lens Infection

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:57:00 GMT

Here's a reminder about the safe way to keep your contacts clean.



GNC Agrees to Pay $2 Million in Supplement Settlement

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:05:51 GMT

GNC, 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.


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E-Cigarettes Dangerous to Kids: Surgeon-General

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:49:05 GMT

The 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


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Embattled EpiPen Maker to Cut 3,000 Jobs Amid Lawsuits, Investigations

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:57:00 GMT

Mylan, 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.


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Life Expectancy Shrinks for Americans

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:31:00 GMT

The 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


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Yes You Can? Optimism May Help You Live Longer, Study Shows

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:07:47 GMT

People 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.


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Senate Passes Sweeping Medical Funding Bill

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:35:00 GMT

Not 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.


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Pfizer Fined $100M for Hiking Drug Price 2,600% in U.K.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:26:00 GMT

Pfizer 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


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These May Be First Warning Signs for Depression in Kids

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:29:00 GMT

An 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


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Scientists Develop Robot Hand for Quadriplegics

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMT

Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks.A robotic hand


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Obamacare Repeal Would Take Insurance From 30 Million People

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:27:08 GMT

A 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.


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Why More Women Are Removing Their Breast Implants

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:39:00 GMT

There is a growing trend of women opting for breast "explant" surgeries.


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The Surprising Reason Behind the Boom in Mosquitoes

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:48:00 GMT

A 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.


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Here's the Real Paleo Diet

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:29:00 GMT

The 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


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Medical Research Bill: Some Win, Some Lose

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:47:30 GMT

Hospitals, 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.


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Parents Glued to Screens 9 Hours a Day

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:18:00 GMT

Most 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


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Sleepy Drivers as Dangerous as Drunk Drivers

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:43:55 GMT

Even 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.


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It Doesn't Take Much Smoking to Kill You

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:49:48 GMT

Even 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.


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Rare Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:46:00 GMT

Researchers 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.


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Suicide at 14: 'I Have Racked My Brain Trying to Understand'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:50:53 GMT

Connor 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.


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Want to Improve Your Sex Life? Adopt This Personality Trait

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:24:08 GMT

New 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


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Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Chicken Recalled

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:18:00 GMT

The products may have been undercooked, resulting in possible bacterial contamination, the USDA said.Chicken breast


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From Concussion to Heroin: How This Teen Athlete Became a Drug Addict

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:05:00 GMT

For 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.


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US Health Spending Grew Especially Fast Last Year

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:18:00 GMT

U.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


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