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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.

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 08:09 AM EDT

NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without

NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without

A 1-year-old baby born without a thumb will soon be able to grab things with his right hand for the first time thanks to a procedure Long Island doctors say was no small feat.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 03:17 PM EDT

Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Attorneys for the Obama administration are fighting to have the lawsuit over the president's health care law, brought by Republicans in the House of Representatives, to be thrown out.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 03:37 PM EDT

Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM EDT

FDA Approves Experiment to Allow Bay Area Doctor to Use Ecstasy to Treat Patients

FDA Approves Experiment to Allow Bay Area Doctor to Use Ecstasy to Treat Patients

The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat patients. Dr. Phil Wolfson, who has offices in San Francisco and Marin County, is in charge of...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:34 AM EDT

Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 03:37 PM EDT

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

A new survey shows Americans are getting even fatter, with nearly 28 percent of of people in the U.S. saying they're clinically obese, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:57 PM EDT

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

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