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Jul 19, 2014

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS researchers announced on Saturday.

Jul 17, 2014

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.

A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has made its way to the U.S., with the first reported cases in a Florida man and woman who had not...

Jul 16, 2014

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a House subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, as were allegations that the agency sought to cover...

Jul 16, 2014

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain, according to two reports published Wednesday.

Jul 8, 2014

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease became unbearable because Maryland law forbids a doctor to assist in ending a patient’s life....

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 health...

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...

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