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Jul 23, 2014

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare, researchers said Wednesday.

Jul 23, 2014

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

Jul 23, 2014

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the country's government.

Jul 20, 2014

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for years and has almost certainly sickened people who thought they had something else, researchers say.

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...

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

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...

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