• Florida investigating 4 possible Zika cases

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    Health officials in Florida are now investigating four cases of Zika virus that might not be travel-related, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.

    Two of the four cases are in Miami-Dade County while the other two are in Broward County. None...

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  • FDA to re-evaluate controversial gay blood ban

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    The Food and Drug Administration is officially reconsidering its blood donation policy, which currently restricts men who have had sex with other men in the past year from giving blood.

  • Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer

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    Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses.

    Researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that a nose-dwelling ...

  • 1 hour of activity offsets 8 hours of sitting

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    It's well-known that sitting down all day, be it at your desk, on the couch or in a car, is bad for your health.

  • Alzheimer's drug test disappoints, but some see benefit

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    The latest round of testing for a new Alzheimer's drug didn't produce the results researchers hoped for, but a small number of patients did see some benefit from the medication.

  • The Ice Bucket Challenge actually worked?

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    Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads "broke the internet" (a phrase also coined in 2014) dominating social media feeds across the globe.

  • Research shows a century of changing heights

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    On average, we're taller than our predecessors thanks to better nutrition and health, according to new research released Tuesday .

  • Cockroach milk: The drink you didn't know you've been missing


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    A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates.

    Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds it...

  • More E. coli cases prompt flour recall expansion

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    General Mills

    General Mills on Monday announced another expansion of its flour recall.

  • Study: Police acts of violence unbiased

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    Debate over police sometimes using excessive force in black and Latino communities has been an ongoing theme in America's narrative long before this month's high-profile police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

  • First case of female-to-male Zika transmission

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    In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely...

  • Hospice worker's cover of Adele hit goes viral

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    St. Helana Hospice via CNN

    A UK hospice worker's rendition of the Adele hit "Make You Feel My Love" is going viral online. But the performance may have struck its strongest chord with the audience who heard it in person.

  • Texas boy is 21st child to die in hot car in 2016

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    A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization KidsAndCars.org.

  • Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's?

    Medical marijuana


    Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it ...

  • HIV cases rise in 74 countries

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    Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.

  • 2nd possible non-travel Zika case investigated in Florida

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    Health officials are investigating a possible non-travel-related case of Zika virus in Broward County, Florida, the state Department of Health said Thursday.

  • No THC in Colorado town's water, tests show

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    A Colorado town's marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn't check out after all.

    Laboratory testing showed there is no THC -- the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis -- in the town's water supply, contrary to what field tests had shown earlier thi...

  • Zika found in common house mosquitoes in Brazil

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    Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife.

  • Most beers to get calorie, ingredient labels

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    The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and importe...

  • Devastating accident inspires man to run half-marathon

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    Eleanor Walker via CNN

    On the morning of Jan. 28, 2014, freezing rain and snow glazed the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, bringing chaos to a city unaccustomed to those conditions.

  • Zoe Saldana has Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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    "Star Trek Beyond" star Zoe Saldana has revealed that she has an autoimmune disease.

  • Overnight heat can be more deadly than daytime

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    Much of the country is baking in temperatures above 90 degrees, without much relief when the sun goes down. That can prove deadly.

    Unusually high humidity will keep nighttime temperatures very warm, which can be more dangerous than the daytime highs, ...

  • Nerd alert: Reading is good for your health


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    Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney's office don't get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list.

    The founder of BiblioRemedy isn't a licensed therapist, nor is sh...

  • U.S. sues to block 2 major healthcare mergers

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    The Department of Justice is suing four major health insurance companies in an attempt to block two proposed mergers.

    The antitrust lawsuits were announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in response to Anthem's $54 billion proposal to acqu...

  • Evidence of THC found in Colorado town's water supply

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    Colorado may be home to legalized recreational marijuana, but you won't find any pot shops in the town of Hugo, where such businesses are not permitted.

    Yet, somehow, evidence of tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, has been found in the town's ...

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