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LONDON — The publisher of a controversial and much-criticized study suggesting genetically modified corn caused tumors in rats has withdrawn the paper after a year-long investigation found it did not meet scientific standards.
Six months ago, Denise Wagner and Susan Adcock were strangers, two ordinary moms who had no idea that they’d soon be connected by the grief — and hope — of an organ transplant.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and it is you versus leftover pie. You would think that a solid strategy to override impulsive face-stuffing episodes would be to stop for a minute and reason with yourself. Do I really want this? Do I really need it?
Nearly two million men have volunteered to be circumcised using U.S. funding in 14 African countries to protect themselves against the AIDS virus, health officials said Wednesday.
ATLANTA — The proportion of men in the United States having unprotected sex with other men increased 20 percent from 2005 to 2011, according to a federal study released on Wednesday, raising new concerns over the spread of the HIV virus, which causes AIDS.
WASHINGTON — Compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk could come under more federal oversight under a bill that's been signed into law by President Barack Obama.
ATLANTA — U.S. abortions have continued to decline, but not quite as steeply as before.The number and rate of reported abortions fell 3 percent in 2010, the most recent year for which statistics are available.
There’s another delay for people wanting to use the federal government’s troubled health insurance website. This time, small businesses will have to wait a year to use HealthCare.gov.
KFAR SABA, Israel — Ever since she tested positive for a defective gene that causes breast cancer, Tamar Modiano has harbored a mother’s fear: that she had passed it on to her two daughters. Ms.
A professional group that certifies obstetrician-gynecologists reversed an earlier directive and said on Tuesday that its members were permitted to treat male patients for sexually transmitted infections and to screen men for anal cancer.
Students at Princeton University can start getting special free meningitis shots in December, according to a letter sent out to students on Tuesday.The vaccines protect against the B strain of meningitis, which isn’t part of the current U.S. meningitis vaccine.
A new look at the 2009 pandemic of H1N1 swine flu finds an unusual pattern — more people died in the Americas than in the rest of the world. What’s not clear is why.The study, originally started to get a final estimate of global deaths from the H1N1 virus, shows about 200,000 people died.
The Supreme Court has decided to hear two of the dozens of lawsuits filed against one of the main requirements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act — that health insurance pay for birth control as part of a suite of basic preventive services.
CHICAGO — Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish.The Spanish version of HealthCare.
As the Obama administration’s health overhaul sputters in its opening weeks, insurers and advocacy groups are pursuing a new strategy in the quest to get millions of young people to sign up for health insurance: They’re appealing to their mothers.
BEIRUT - The World Health Organization said Tuesday that additional polio cases had been confirmed in two new areas of Syria, including near Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo near Turkey.
Why do we do it? Why do so many people stand in line for hours outside major retail stores — often in the bitter cold — to get caught in a stampede of crazed shoppers racing to snag a limited number of doorbuster deals?