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Surgery Can Treat Diabetes, Groups Agree

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 2:45pm
Diabetes groups endorsed weight loss surgery as a good way to treat type-2 diabetes.
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'Natural' Bug Repellents Don't Last: Report

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:08am
Natural may sound better, but when it comes to mosquito repellents, what you really want are some good chemicals, Consumer Reports finds.
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'Cry It Out' Sleep Method Doesn't Harm Babies: Study

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:02am
Infants left to cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, a new study suggests.
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Study Finds Disparities in Liver Cancer

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:12pm
Black patients diagnosed with liver cancer were more likely to die and less likely to receive lifesaving transplants than white patients.
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At-Home Test Could Help in Colon Cancer Battle

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 6:54pm
Millions of Americans who have avoided colonoscopies in the past can now get a home test to screen for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.
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Freeway Delivery Snarls Rush-Hour Commute

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:32pm
A Hawaii mom, who waited a little too long at home, gives birth in a freeway "Zipper Lane", snarling traffic during rush hour. KHNL's
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Zika Epidemic Is Basically Our Own Fault: WHO Chief

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:59pm
"The world is not prepared to cope," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said.
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Zika Epidemic Is Basically Our Own Fault: WHO Chief

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:59pm
"The world is not prepared to cope," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said.
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Drug Giant Reveals $62B All-Cash Offer for Monsanto

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:00am
Bayer has offered $122 per share for Monsanto in an all-cash deal that values the U.S. company at $62 billion, according to a statement on Monday.
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UN: Growing Threat From Animal-to-Man Diseases

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:12am
The rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans has become a worrying environmental threat to the world.
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Obama to Congress: Give Me More Money to Fight Zika

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:56pm
Obama rejected two offers of Zika funding from Congress, urging lawmakers to give him the money he asked for as soon as possible to fight the virus.
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Obama to Congress: Give Me More Money to Fight Zika

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:56pm
Obama rejected two offers of Zika funding from Congress, urging lawmakers to give him the money he asked for as soon as possible to fight the virus.
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CDC Reports 279 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S.

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 1:43pm
More than 270 pregnant women in the U.S. are also infected with the Zika virus, and are worrying about whether their babies will suffer birth defects.
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What to Know About FDA's New Food Labels

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:20am
The new labels will have to reflect what people really eat, not what they should eat.
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Massive Frozen Foods Recall Involves Millions of Packages

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:45am
DES MOINES, Iowa — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. s
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Here's How to Prevent Half of Cancer Deaths

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:50pm
As many as 40 percent of cancer cases, and half of cancer deaths, come down to things people could easily change, researchers said Thursday.
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Oklahoma Legislature OKs Bill to Make Abortion a Felony

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 5:55pm
Oklahoma's legislature voted Thursday to make it a felony for any doctor to perform an abortion. The goal is to challenge all U.S. abortion rights.
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Yellow Fever in Africa Not Quite an Emergency: WHO

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:33pm
An outbreak of yellow fever that's killed 300 people is worrying and needs urgent action, but doesn't amount to a public health emergency, WHO says.
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House Passes Bill to Fund Zika Fight

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:04am
The White House has already threatened to veto the bill as inadequate to fight Zika, which is expected to spread more rapidly during the summer.
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Mutant Gene Protects Against Heart Attack

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:59am
A rare variation in some people's genes substantially reduces heart attack risk and lowers cholesterol levels, offering a route to new drugs.
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