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Global Cancer Drug Market Swells to $107 Billion

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:35am
More cancer drugs than ever before are available. And they cost more than ever before.
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Doctors Chose C-Section for N.J. Baby With Zika Defects

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:22pm
A baby born in New Jersey with birth defects caused by the Zika virus was delivered early on purpose by caesarian section, doctors said Wednesday.
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More Americans Are OK With Same-Sex Experiences: Poll

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 6:51pm
A new study finds that Americans are more accepting than ever before of same-sex canoodling.
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U.S. Death Rate Rises, But Health Officials Aren't Sure Why

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 1:31pm
For the first time in many years, the overall death rate ticked up in 2015, according to new federal data.
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FDA to Food Companies: Cut the Salt, Please

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:56am
The FDA has asked food makers to put less salt in their products.
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White House Pulled FDA Restrictions on E-Cigarette Flavors

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 9:43am
A White House office deleted language in a recently introduced tobacco regulation that would have removed flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
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How to Survive Being Stranded at Sea Until Help Arrives

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:53am
If you're stranded out at sea, how do you survive long enough for help to arrive? And when it does, what is the experience like?
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Baby Born With Microcephaly in U.S. to Foreign Mom

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:34am
The mother, who was visiting the U.S., contracted the disease internationally, officials at a New Jersey medical center say.
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Portland Parents Concerned About Lead Levels at Schools

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:26pm
Thousands of Portland, Oregon schoolchildren are impacted by elevated lead levels in some school drinking fountains, but officials urge perspective.
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10 Million Pounds of Flour Recalled in E. Coli Scare

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:56pm
General Mills is recalling 10 million pounds of flour because of suspicions the product might be contaminated with a dangerous strain of E. coli.
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Flesh-Eating Infection Traced To Fish Bite

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:50pm
WDSU's Casey Ferrand reports on a New Orleans woman who's currently battling a flesh-eating bacteria infection after suffering small bite wh
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Egyptian Girl Dies During Female Circumcision

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 4:15pm
A 17-year-old girl has died while undergoing female circumcision in Egypt, prompting health authorities to shut down the hospital and refer doctors for prosecution.
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Hidden Germs in Public Pools Are Making More People Sick

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:33am
Thousands of pools across the country have to be shut down because bacteria counts are off the charts, the CDC reports.
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No Sex? Here Are the New WHO Guidelines in Zika Fight

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:46am
The recommendation comes after scientists found the virus lingers longer than previously thought in blood or other body fluids.
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'Oh, My God': Go Inside Lab That Found Latest Superbug

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 6:34am
Deep in the bowels of the Army's showcase medical research institute, scientist-sleuths are trying to find the next big superbug.
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