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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:29 AM PST

US Cancer Death Rate Dips, but Soars in Some Places: Study

US Cancer Death Rate Dips, but Soars in Some Places: Study

Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found. In parts of the...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 02:22 AM PST

Police in Glendale, Calif., Give Dementia Patients Trackers

Police in Glendale, Calif., Give Dementia Patients Trackers

Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale are hoping to reduce the time it takes to find missing people diagnosed with dementia by providing patients with tracking devices. The Glendale Police Department has...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:21 PM PST

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor said he was told by the CDC that it was worried how...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:05 PM PST

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act on Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law while eliminating the mandate requiring citizens to carry...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 09:31 AM PST

WHO on 'High-Alert' Over New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

WHO on 'High-Alert' Over New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

The World Health Organization is urging all countries to monitor avian influenza and to report any human cases that could indicate the beginning of a flu pandemic, Reuters reported. About 40 countries have...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 04:57 AM PST

Fighting Winter Allergies

Fighting Winter Allergies

Many people believe that as the spring and fall seasons wrap up, so do their allergies, but that's not always the case once winter rolls around.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 07:41 PM PST

Costco Agrees to Pay $12M Over Lax Pharmacy Practices

Costco Agrees to Pay $12M Over Lax Pharmacy Practices

Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle Justice Department allegations of lax pharmacy controls over a four-year period. The Issaquah, Washington-based company acknowledges in...

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 02:53 PM PST

Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 01:56 PM PST

6 More Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego

6 More Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego

Six more flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego last week, health officials confirmed Thursday, saying influenza activity is widespread across the county.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:44 AM PST

1 in 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Strain

1 in 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Strain

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavir...

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