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Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 02:29 PM EDT

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and health officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact...

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 04:51 PM EDT

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare – and for the same medical services, new findings indicate.

Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 at 01:55 PM EDT

Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant.

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 04:21 AM EDT

Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 01:58 PM EDT

Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant

Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant

Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors...

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 07:30 PM EDT

"Viagra for Women" Gets FDA's Approval

"Viagra for Women" Gets FDA's Approval

Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that it must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure...

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 at 01:54 PM EDT

Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax

Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments of live anthrax to 11 U.S. states and two countries and will "hold them accountable." Calling...

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 04:52 AM EDT

Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Authorities in Hong Kong quarantined 18 people after they traveled on a plane with a South Korean man who arrived in the city infected with a potentially fatal virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, NBC...

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:01 AM EDT

Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah

Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah

The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons...

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 01:55 AM EDT

Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

A surprising number of people who get tattooed say they develop severe itching and swelling lasting for months or even years, a new survey suggests.

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