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Apr 17, 2015

Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People

Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People

An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana that is related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs, has now reached 130 cases as of Friday, up from 106 a week ago, Reuters reported.

Apr 13, 2015

Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study

Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study

A new study suggests children of American military families may be missing out on important childhood vaccines, NBC News reported Monday.

Apr 10, 2015

Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels

Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels

Smokeless tobacco company, Swedish Match, is seeking Food and Drug Administration permission to remove or revise several warning labels on the pouches, called "snus", which are teabag-like pouches users...

Apr 7, 2015

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

New research suggests that false-positive mammograms, which indicate a woman has breast cancer even though she really doesn't, cost the United States nearly $4 billion in unnecessary procedures, NBC News...

Apr 6, 2015

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

In the growing online market for breast milk, more than one in 10 tested samples contained cow's milk, researchers reported Monday.

Apr 1, 2015

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly one in five Americans report using some sort of drug every day that alters their mood or helps them relax — most of them in states that rate low on the income and happiness scales, a new survey shows.

Mar 31, 2015

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite effect, a veterinary research team announced Monday.

Mar 31, 2015

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be at a disadvantage in developing important academic skills, NBC News reported.

Mar 25, 2015

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who have already started showing symptoms — a phase that usually signals the disease has become...

Mar 24, 2015

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to a new report.

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