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Jul 5, 2014

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants

A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the fact that agents were told immigrants arriving in the state had been pre-screened for...

Jul 4, 2014

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt they put in processed foods.

Jul 3, 2014

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

"Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen when someone is dreaming, according to a new study appearing in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

Jun 28, 2014

American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

Americans are ditching cereal and eating more yogurt, a trend that has breakfast cereal makers scrambling to redefine their image, NBC News reported.

Jun 28, 2014

Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

President Obama will name a new VA secretary as early as Monday after a review of the Veterans Affairs health care system ordered by the president concluded that veteran medical care is plagued by...

Jun 27, 2014

FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

A long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels was approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

Jun 27, 2014

Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is the only surgeon in the world who is doing transplants in humans with artificially grown organs.

Jun 27, 2014

FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

A battery-powered walker, the ReWalk, was recently approved by the FDA and helps patients with spinal cord paralysis walk again.

Jun 27, 2014

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers believe they may have a new way to test a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have an inherited genetic mutation, NBC News reported.

Jun 26, 2014

Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

One in 10 deaths in working-age adults may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new study released Tuesday by the CDC.

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