• 4 dead in Legionnaires' outbreak in New York

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    The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak is up to four. Sixty-five cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx.

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  • Results are in: Teen vaccinations and more

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    The number of American teenagers getting vaccinated against HPV is increasing in some states, but millions are still not vaccinated. Preemies may grow up to be socially withdrawn adults, researchers say.

  • Zuckerberg 'miscarriage' story prompts outpouring of emotions

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    "It's a lonely experience," Mark Zuckerberg says, writing about his wife Priscilla Chan's three miscarriages.

    Zuckerberg's announcement that Chan is now pregnant with a baby girl prompted thousands of congratulatory Facebook messages on Friday, and so...

  • Mumps outbreak at University of Illinois

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    Sixty cases of mumps have been diagnosed in Champaign County, Illinois, since April, according to a local health official, who told CNN on Friday all the cases are linked to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine highly effective in trial

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    A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is "highly effective" and could help prevent its spread in the current and future outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Friday.

    Trials of the single-dose VSV-EBOV vaccine began in March ...

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    Health issues resulting from a 2012 heatlh scare are resolved and Hillary Clinton is physically fit to serve as president, according to her personal physician.

  • Anti-vaccine mom charged with kidnapping daughter

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    On May 13, 2014, South Florida resident Robert Baumann went to pick up his daughter, Lilly, from the home of her mother, Megan Everett. When he got there, Everett and Lilly were nowhere to be found.

  • 2 dead in N.Y. Legionnaires' disease outbreak

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    Two people have died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York. Thirty-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.

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  • Study: Americans cutting calories, but still not healthy

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    After years of bad news about the obesity epidemic, which affects one-third of Americans, things may finally be looking up. In the past 10 years the rates of obesity appear to be leveling off among both children and adults.

  • Baltimore boy is 1st to receive double hand transplant

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    Children's Hospital Philadelphia

    Earlier this month, Zion Harvey, of Baltimore, became the first child to receive a double hand transplant.

  • Health care spending expected to grow faster

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    After years of historically slow growth, health care spending is once again on the rise -- and it's expected to continue to accelerate over the next decade.

  • The science of cell phones and brain tumors

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    CNN

    The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors.

  • Family workouts for bodies, bonding

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    Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often, home becomes the place for decompressing in front of a screen -- many ti...

  • The leading sources of food poisoning

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    There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.

  • Teva buys Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion

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    The world's largest maker of generic drugs is about to get even bigger.

    Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion, the company announced Monday.

  • Saving severed hand by grafting to leg

    Rare procedure to save man's hand

    Tang Juyu via CNN

    A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.

  • Study: Fatherhood can make you fat

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    A new study by Northwestern Medicine released in the American Journal of Men's Health suggests that becoming a father can make you fatter.

  • World's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, gets green light

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    The world's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, has received a green light for future use in babies in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • FDA approves new cholesterol-lowering drug

    Praluent helps liver get rid of LDL, or bad cholesterol

    CNN

    The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.

  • Pentagon: No 'root cause' of live anthrax shipments

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    A Pentagon report meant to uncover how live anthrax was inadvertently shipped to labs around the world has not identified a "root cause" for the problem.

    Instead, the report released Thursday blamed "insufficient technical information in the broader s...

  • Investigation into anti-abortion group demanded

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    Several congressional Democrats are pressing Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the group behind controversial videos depicting Planned Parenthood staff allegedly discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.

    Four House Democrats -- Jan Scha...

  • Frozen tuna linked to 62 Salmonella cases

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    Sushi made with frozen raw tuna is linked to 62 cases of Salmonella in 11 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Teen in 'long-term remission' from HIV

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    A French teenager infected at birth with HIV has shown the ability to control levels of the infection in her body -- without being on antiretroviral treatment.

  • Teen sex rate lowest since the 1980s

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    The number of teenagers having sex is the lowest in the last 25 years and the use of condoms among teens is slightly higher than in the last 11 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    However, it appears tee...

  • Eli Lilly's big Alzheimer's bet: Blockbuster or bust?

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    Unless a credible Alzheimer's treatment is developed, the memory-destroying disease could cost the U.S. health care system $1 trillion a year by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

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