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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
California Senate Passes Right-to-Die Bill

California Senate Passes Right-to-Die Bill

California lawmakers have advanced a right-to-die bill, a key step forward for those who want the nation's most... Read »

Jun 4, 2015
California Considers Health Coverage for Immigrant Kids

California Considers Health Coverage for Immigrant Kids

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend... Watch »

Jun 3, 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
Health Insurers Go Big With 2016 Rate Requests

Health Insurers Go Big With 2016 Rate Requests

Dozens of health insurers say they're going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent... Read »

Jun 2, 2015
Companies Partner to Boost Pediatric Research

Companies Partner to Boost Pediatric Research

San Diego-based Benefunder announced a partnership with Washington D.C.-based Children’s National Health System... Read »

Jun 2, 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 28, 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
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
Deepak Chopra at Corporate Wellness Symposium

Deepak Chopra at Corporate Wellness Symposium

Deepak Chopra, the well-known alternative medicine practitioner, is launching the 2015 Corporate Wellness Symposium,... Read »

May 27, 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
Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek... Read »

May 26, 2015
SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found... Watch »

May 26, 2015

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