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Nationwide alert for hantavirus

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- California health officials Wednesday put out a nationwide alert for the hantavirus after two people who stayed at Yosemite National Park died from the virus.

Four sentenced for dismembering body

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Canadian judge has sentenced four men in Edmonton, Alberta, to prison after they pleaded guilty to sawing a man's body into parts in an apartment bathtub.
Plague kills Grand Canyon biologist

Plague kills Grand Canyon biologist

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Epidemic specialists say a Grand Canyon National Park biologist who died last year caught the plague from a mountain lion.

Equine cataract surgery offered in Britain

LIVERPOOL, England, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The University of Liverpool is offering a new form of equine cataract removal surgery that could save the sight of thousands of horses.

Saliva could replace blood, urine exams

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Saliva tests could begin replacing blood and urine tests within the next two years for everything from drugs to diseases, the benefits of which include ease of collection, not requiring needles and doable without the embarrassing need of having a doctor o
CHARLES Q. CHOI

Health Tips ... from UPI

Tips on how to make the new year a healthy one; herb may spell relief for migraine sufferers, and other news of modern health.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Study: Saliva might be a cancer detector

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- California scientists say they have made headway in using Ribonucleic acid in a person's saliva to detect cancers.
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