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Ebola-like Marburg virus claims life in Uganda

Ebola-like Marburg virus claims life in Uganda

A 30-year-old health worker in Uganda has passed away after battling the Marburg virus for several days.
Brooks Hays
Study: Eating with overweight people makes you eat more

Study: Eating with overweight people makes you eat more

A new study suggests the body type of your dining companion affects how much you eat, and if they're overweight you eat more -- regardless of how much they eat.
Thor Benson
USDA announces healthy eating plan for food stamps recipients

USDA announces healthy eating plan for food stamps recipients

The USDA will be allotting $31.5 million in grants for getting fruits and vegetables to the tables of those receiving SNAP benefits.
Thor Benson
First womb transplant baby born

First womb transplant baby born

A baby in Sweden is born after a womb transplant, the first ever.
Heather Records
HHS adds four new substances to carcinogens list

HHS adds four new substances to carcinogens list

Four new substances have been added to the official federal list of carcinogens, which is updated each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Brooks Hays
Health officials monitoring 80 people for Ebola in Texas

Health officials monitoring 80 people for Ebola in Texas

Texas officials say Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, currently under quarantine at a Dallas hospital, had contact with 80 people, who are now being monitored.
Brooks Hays
Federal government: caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight

Federal government: caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight

The FTC now says caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight.
Heather Records
Whoever smelt it may have been dealt a longer life

Whoever smelt it may have been dealt a longer life

In a survey of 3,000 people, ages 57 to 85, those with the poorest sense of smell were four times more likely to pass away within the following five years.
Brooks Hays
Don't like getting shots? Just swallow this pill coated with tiny needles

Don't like getting shots? Just swallow this pill coated with tiny needles

MIT researchers have developed a pill covered in tiny needles that prick the digestive tract, allowing the medicine to be absorbed through the stomach lining.
Brooks Hays
Ebola virus contained in Nigeria and Senegal

Ebola virus contained in Nigeria and Senegal

The Ebola virus appears to be under control in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, thanks to swift action by emergency health officials there.
Brooks Hays
Study: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months

Study: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months

A new breast cancer drug by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche was shown in clinical trials to extend survival time by 16 months, a record.
Brooks Hays
New study claims antibiotics fail at least 15 percent of the time

New study claims antibiotics fail at least 15 percent of the time

A new study shows the failures of using antiobiotics to cure illness as microbes adapt.
Thor Benson
Vast majority of oncologists admit to burnout

Vast majority of oncologists admit to burnout

According to a new study, more than 70 percent of young oncologists in Europe are already showing signs of burnout.
Brooks Hays
Turmeric may ward off dementia, heal the brain

Turmeric may ward off dementia, heal the brain

A new study has found a that a main ingredient in curry powder, the spice turmeric, can help the brain regenerate neurons and ward off dementia.
Brooks Hays
France considers plain cigarette packaging

France considers plain cigarette packaging

Packages and cartons of cigarettes in France could soon all look largely the same, as the government is preparing to consider a law requiring plain packaging.
Brooks Hays
FDA OKs clinical trial for scorpion venom-based Tumor Paint

FDA OKs clinical trial for scorpion venom-based Tumor Paint

With FDA approval secured, 21 cancer patients will be injected with so-called Tumor Paint, made from scorpion venom, intended to highlight cancerous cells.
Brooks Hays
CVS illegally charging women for generic birth control

CVS illegally charging women for generic birth control

11,000 women were illegally charged for generic birth control -- in violation of the Affordable Care Act.
Heather Records
CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off

CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off

According to a new study by researchers at the CDC, rates of diabetes in the United States have slowed and are leveling off.
Brooks Hays
Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent

Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent

New research suggests basic lifestyle changes and healthy habits can reduce a man's risk of heart attack by a whopping 80 percent.
Brooks Hays
More than 700 infants exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital

More than 700 infants exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital

More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers were exposed to tuberculosis at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Heather Records
Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism

Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism

New research found that children of women who didn't take iron supplements before and during their pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop autism.
Brooks Hays

Protein found in breast milk may protect infants from a certain disease

A possibly deadly disease that mainly affects premature newborns could be prevented by a certain protein found in breast milk.
Heather Records
Study shows one dose of antidepressants changes the brain

Study shows one dose of antidepressants changes the brain

A new study found that a single dose of SSRI antidepressants has almost immediate effects on the brain's connectivity.
Brooks Hays
CDC: Get your flu vaccine

CDC: Get your flu vaccine

More than 100 kids died last year from the flu, and 90 percent of them were unvaccinated -- one of many statistics CDC officials are highlighting.
Brooks Hays
16 U.S. food makers surpass calorie-counting pledge

16 U.S. food makers surpass calorie-counting pledge

16 companies that pledged to cut the calories in their products have exceeded their pledges.
Heather Records
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