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Physicians to Columbia: Dump Dr. Oz for 'Quack Treatments'

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:25pm
Ten physicians are demanding Columbia University to boot TV star Dr. Mehmet Oz whom they deem guilty of misleading and endangering the public.

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:08pm
An HIV outbreak in Indiana related dirty drug needles has increased by 24 cases, all attributed to enhanced testing, state officials said Friday.

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak is Declared Over

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:18pm
California health authorities declared an end to a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.

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Isolated Tribes' Gut Bacteria Hold Biological Surprises

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:15pm
The assortments of bacteria that live within the intestines of isolated tribes are far more diverse than the microbes found in the guts of Americans.
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Sofia Vergara Can't Destroy Her Embryos: Bioethicist

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:12pm
Will the embryos be destroyed if Sofia Vergara wants them to be? Not a chance. No court will permit it unless Nick Loeb agrees, a bioethicists says.

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Photo of Boy's Scars Goes Viral and Lifts His Spirits

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:47am
It was Carter's 12th surgery in 7 years due to a congenital heart condition, but this time the scars left behind seemed too much to bear.

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Fake Dentist Performed Discount Root Canals: Officials

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:47am
Valbona Yzeiraj, 45, of White Plains, New York, was arrested Thursday following a grand jury indictment earlier this month.

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Sleep Apnea May Speed Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Onset: Study

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:47pm
Sleep apnea may hasten memory declines, leading to earlier diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's, suggests a study out Thursday.

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E-cig Use Spikes as Traditional Smoking Falls Among U.S. Youth

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:46pm
E-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows, health officials reported Thursday.

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Disney-linked Measles Outbreak Soon to be Over in California

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:42pm
A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December is waning.

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'Girls' Star Opens Up About College Abortion

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:32am
"Girls" star Jemima Kirke opens up about a personal and controversial subject in a new PSA.

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Beech-Nut Voluntarily Recalls Baby Food Because of Glass

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:21pm
The Amsterdam, New York, company said some of its baby food products may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

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'Pull My Finger': Study Reveals Secret Behind Knuckle-cracking Pop

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:12pm
Researchers said on Wednesday they have settled the issue of what occurs inside knuckles to trigger the familiar popping sound.

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Formerly Conjoined Texas Twins Celebrate Milestone

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:25pm
Baby girls in Texas had 26-hour separation surgery two months ago.

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29 Million U.S. Health Records Breached in Four Years

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:29pm
The researchers used a government database to study 949 data breaches.
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'The Insanity Drug': Powerful Flakka Luring in Young People

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:02am
"Flakka," a designer drug luring some Americans, is even more potent and more addictive than its long list of synthetic predecessors, experts say.

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Mom Expecting Quads at 65 Is 'Irresponsible': Bioethicist

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:02pm
What Berlin school teacher Annegret Raunigk is doing yet again at age 65 "irresponsible," asserts a leading bioethicist.

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Slain Surgeon's Widow Gives Birth Where He Was Killed

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:49am
Mikaela Jane Davidson was born at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital less than three months after her father Dr. Michael Davidson was shot there.

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Egg Executives Sentenced to Jail for Salmonella Outbreak

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:30pm
Two former egg executives were sentenced to three months in jail Monday for their roles in a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

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Will New Milk Solve Lactose Intolerance Symptoms?

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:15pm
A new milk brand arrives soon at California stores as its makers contend one protein may cause people's dairy-induced tummy troubles.

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