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Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM EDT

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds...

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 01:37 PM EDT

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. The Oregon lawsuit filed Thursday in...

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 09:48 PM EDT

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...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM EDT

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...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM EDT

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.

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes

It turns out that iPads may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, causing some to develop rashes when in direct contact with the devices, The Associated Press reported. Whether all iPad

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 05:12 PM EDT

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

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 08:12 PM EDT

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that will ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage...

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 07:42 PM EDT

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...

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