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Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Florida Water May Contaminate Seafood

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:38

Florida’s Department of Health has issued warnings of a naturally occurring yet potentially deadly bacteria that thrives in warm seawater.

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Will Congress Fix Veteran Medical Care Before Taking Its Summer Break?

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:53

Bipartisan negotiators say they have agreed on a plan to fix the veterans’ health program, but will the House and Senate pass it before Friday, when Congress adjourns for a five-week recess?


How Bad Could It Be? Your Brain Will Tell You

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:07

The habenula, a mass of brain cells half the size of a pea, is responsible for predicting negative events and may play a role in our ability to learn from bad experiences.

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How Childhood Cancer Survivors May Avoid Metabolic Syndrome

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:12

A study from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital finds childhood cancer survivors, by following a healthy lifestyle, may lower their risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

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What Actually Happened To All Those People On Venice Beach? [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:23

A beautiful day at Venice Beach turned horrifying when lightning struck the water and injured more than a dozen beachgoers and caused the death of a young man.


A Stop Watch And A Few Questions Are All That’s Needed To Predict Dementia

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:29

A simple, minutes-long test involving walking speed may correctly diagnose the early stages of dementia among older adults.


If You Don’t Tell Your Kids It's Good To Eat Healthy, They'll Eat Healthy

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:43

When children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they’re less likely to eat it.


Too Little Sleep Could Lead You To Mistake What You Remember

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00

Too little sleep may increase your susceptibility to forming false memories.

Most and Least Expensive Cities for Common Medical Services

Most And Least Expensive Cities For Common Medical Services

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30

A new analysis of medical claims data shows how much prices vary for four every-day medical services --- preventive primary care visit, lipid panel, head/brain CT scan, and lower back MRI.


World’s First Malaria Vaccine Submitted For Review

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:26

GlaxoSmithKline is applying to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its new malaria vaccine candidate, specifically created for African children.


Whoops: Alabama Man Accidentally Castrated During Circumcision Procedure

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:07

A man and his wife in Birmingham, Ala., have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit for the accidental amputation of his penis when he went into the hospital last month for a circumcision.


Less Than 10% Of Our DNA Serves A Purpose

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:27

Geneticists discovered that just 8.2 percent of our DNA is "functional," and within that small portion, some perform more significant tasks.


Hepatitis C Patients Recognize Benefits Of Super Expensive Solvaldi

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:02

Since gaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December, Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug, has courted controversy due to its steep $1,000-a-pill price.


Is It Time To Institute A 4-Day Workweek?

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:00

Although there is no proof that a four-day workweek would benefit employees' health, anecdotal evidence from Utah's state government experiment suggests it would.


Junk DNA, Not Just Coding DNA, Contributes To Development Of Cancer

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:15

A team of geneticists from the University of Geneva identified genetic mutations in the non-coding portion of the human genome contributing to colorectal cancer.