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    Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

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    The Kansas City Royals will be missing All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios for the next two weeks as they fight the chickenpox.

  • CDC: 69M people not as young at heart as they think

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    About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

  • Bonduelle USA recalls frozen corn

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Bonduelle USA says it's recalling more than 9,000 cases of frozen corn that could be contaminated with listeria.

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    Coffee, sodas and energy drinks -- many of us drink caffeine everyday.

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    The first two cases were reported on August 21 at the Sishu Bhawan hos...

  • 4 die of Legionnaires' in Illinois; 6 ill at San Quentin

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    CNN

    Four patients at a veterans home in Illinois have died of Legionnaires' disease, and six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in Northern California have become ill with the respiratory condition, authorities said Monday.

    The deaths occurred at the Qui...

  • Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old athlete

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    The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

    Michael John Riley Jr. had been just days away from starting his freshman year of high school. The Houston teen, who qualified for the Jun...

  • Lack of sleep can lead to the common cold

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    So, it turns out your mother was right again: The less sleep you get, the more likely you are to catch a cold.

  • Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit against Alabama

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    Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit to block Governor Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

  • WHO: 50% of illicit online pharmacies sell counterfeit meds

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    A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world's most popular prescription medications.

  • Study: Blind people can be racist, too

    Health, medical research

    A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study.

    The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25...

  • Pakistan's deadly fake drugs trade remains massive

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    CNN

    Despite creation of a drug regulatory agency, the problem of counterfeit drugs remains a massive and deadly problem in Pakistan.

  • Legionnaires' disease found at San Quentin prison

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    CDC

    Inmates' time in San Quentin State Prison got a little harder Friday: The prison's water was turned off for a spell, and porta-potties brought in, because of a case of Legionnaires' disease.

  • Utah resident dies from plague

    Bubonic plague

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    An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is commo...

  • Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

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    Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

  • Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

    Synthetic heroin

    Stanford University

    Could people home-brew heroin? Well, not quite, but that notion became more plausible this month as scientists at Stanford University announced developing a technique essentially to covert yeast into potent painkillers.

  • Amputees fight proposal to limit prosthetics

    Medicare

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    Amputee groups and prosthetic makers are rallying against a Medicare proposal they say will limit access to some limbs.

  • General Mills recalls frozen green beans

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    General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a package of them tested positive for listeria.

    The voluntary recall involves 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with the "Better If Used By" dates of April 10 an...

  • FDA approves second new cholesterol lowering drug

    CNN

    The FDA approved the new cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha (evolocumab) on Thursday.

    The injectable drug from Amgen is the second in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. It works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or b...

  • CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April

    Bubonic plague

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    Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Three of those patients have died.

  • 'Just Mayo' not actually mayo, says FDA

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    What makes mayonnaise mayonnaise? Is it the white coloring? The thick paste-like consistency? A bland taste that nicely complements a turkey sandwich?

    According to the FDA, the answer is: eggs.

    The FDA has issued a warning to Hampton Creek Foods for ...

  • Jared Fogle's charity raised $650,000, gave just $146,000

    Jared Fogle in a Subway

    CNN

    Jared Fogle's decision to plead guilty to child porn and sex abuse charges has drawn attention to questionable practices at the foundation he started to combat childhood obesity.

    The Jared Foundation appears to have spent less than a quarter of the mo...

  • CDC: Work needed to prevent thousands of superbug deaths

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    An estimated 37,000 people could die in the next five years from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" if health care centers don't work together to prevent infections, the CDC says.

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