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Obama Calls for 'Precision Medicine'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:17am
President Barack Obama has called for precision medicine — something that means mapping your DNA for better medical care.






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Pricey Vaccines Hurt Poor Countries: Doctors

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:58pm
Some vaccine makers are charging too much for life-saving immunizations sold in poor countries, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.
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Washington State's New Problem: Too Much Pot For Sale

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:33pm
There's a surplus of legal marijuana in Washington state, and as KNDU's Raven Richard reports, some growers are hoping that lower prices will bring in new customers, while other growers struggle to stay in business.






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Family Pit Bulls Maul Toddler To Death

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:26pm
Two family pit bulls kill a 18-month-old boy as the young boy's grandfather tries to intervene. WFLA's Melanie Michael reports.






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Device Allows Hearing Impaired to 'Listen' With Tongue

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:57am
Colorado State University researchers are developing a cost-effective device that would help the hearing impaired using impulses relayed through their tongues. KUSA's Nick McGill reports.






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Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From School

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:53am
Two dozen high school students in Huntington Beach, California, were asked to stay home after a student came in with measles — upsetting some parents.






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Backside Downside: Too Much Sitting Killing Us?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:20am
Too many hours spent on our buns elevates our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, researchers reported Monday.






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Cloned Cattle With Human DNA Might Hold Ebola Cure

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:21pm
On a farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a herd of cloned, genetically engineered cattle are busy incubating antibodies against the Ebola virus.






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Measles Outbreak Spreads in California and Beyond

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:08pm
A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has nearly doubled since last week, and doctors are blaming parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids.






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Florida Boy's Circumcision Spurs Lengthy Legal Battle

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:47pm
An estranged couple's fight over whether to circumcise their 4-year-old son has become a rallying cry for those who say the procedure is barbaric.






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Hello Chocolate Fans! Six Diet-Friendly Dessert Recipes

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:20am
These six recipes prove that you can have your chocolate and eat it, too.






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Sliced: Nutritionists Urge Parents to Go Easy on Pizza

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:57am
Pizza is one of the major food groups for many children and teenagers, with a surprisingly high number eating cheesy slices every day.






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Mali Government Declares Country Ebola-Free

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 6:51pm
At one point, health officials had been monitoring more than 300 contact cases.






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Reality TV Star, Fitness Expert Struck and Killed by Train

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 6:37am
Friends identified the victim as Greg Plitt, a bodybuilder, inspirational coach, actor and model.






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Should I Take Tamiflu? Doctors and Patients Confused

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:28am
Doctors and health officials are left with little to tell patients except to wash their hands and take flu drugs.






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Flu Outlook Worsens

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 8:58am
NBC's Erika Edwards reports that the CDC says this year's flu vaccine is only 23% effective; leading consumers to seek help where they can, even as some drug shortages also reported.






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Joan Rivers Clinic Gets More Time to Fix Faults

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:48pm
Federal health officials gave the Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal medical complication an extra month to correct deficiencies.






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Now We Know Why Boozy Snoozing is Bad for Slumber

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:12pm







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Flu Continues to Spread, Kills 19 More Children

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:28pm
Flu's continuing its spread across the U.S., and doctors said Friday 19 more children have died from the virus.






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Medicare Chief Steps Down, Ran Obamacare Rollout

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:29am
Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end of February.






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