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Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth

Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth

Like modern Americans at summer barbecues, people living in the early Paleolithic era were big fans of grilling... Read »

Jun 20, 2015
U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
West-Nile Infected Mosquitoes Don't Bode Well: County

West-Nile Infected Mosquitoes Don't Bode Well: County

Three new batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus, a bad sign for the season to come... Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's... Watch »

Jun 18, 2015
Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) are used in foods to improve taste, texture and durability. Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google has simplified searching for fast food nutrition information, NBC News reported. Read »

Jun 16, 2015
FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food Read »

Jun 16, 2015
Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's... Read »

Jun 14, 2015
Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease... Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
CA Lawmakers Pass Controversial School Vaccine Bill

CA Lawmakers Pass Controversial School Vaccine Bill

California lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill mandating that schoolchildren be vaccinated, after five hours of... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests

Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests

A plan has been adopted to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope. Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by... Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

As a backup dancer for Gloria Gaynor and Donna Sumer, Ava Kaufman toured the world. She was the picture of health... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
New Docs Told What They Know Will Soon Be

New Docs Told What They Know Will Soon Be "Just Plain Wrong"

Medicine is changing so rapidly, he said, most of what they had just learned will soon be viewed as “just plain... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of... Read »

Jun 6, 2015
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

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