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  • Coffee is now a health food: Myth or fact?

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    Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.

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    Sandee LaMotte special to CNN
  • Deadly superbug scopes sold without approval

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    CNN has learned that the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA never obtained permission to sell the device, according to an official at the Food and Drug Administration.

    Olympus started selling its TJF-Q180V duodenosc...

  • ACA enrollees see refund delays

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    The IRS is delaying the refunds of tens of thousands of Obamacare enrollees, said Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate.

  • Supreme Court could kill affordable health care

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    Republicans have tried to kill the Affordable Care Act more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court could actually do it with a single ruling.

    Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Affordable Care Act enrollees can keep their subsidies.

    A ruling against the Oba...

  • Pakistani parents arrested over polio vaccine

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    Police have arrested more than 500 parents in and around the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the polio vaccine, an official said Tuesday.

  • Autistic man wins $2.5M after meds gave him 46DD breasts

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    An autistic man has been awarded $2.5 million in a lawsuit against the makers of a medicine he used to treat his condition, which also caused him to grow 46DD breasts.

  • Texas nurse who got Ebola sues hospital chain

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    She was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's suing the hospital where she got infected.

    Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, filed a lawsuit Monday against the hospital's parent company, T...

  • Too much Facebook leads to envy, depression

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    Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.

    A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that h...

  • Measles cases linked to Las Vegas restaurant

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    Four cases of measles have been linked to a restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Friday.

  • UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

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    The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to be safer.

  • CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

    The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of pe...

  • Why DNA could be the future of data storage

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    How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

  • Gerbils replace rats as plague suspects

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    For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.

    But now suspicion is falling on another rodent with a much cuddlier reputation: the gerbil.

    A team of scientis...

  • Study: Vitamin deficiency more closely linked to diabetes

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    For years medical experts have said obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study says it could be a deficiency in vitamin D rather than a person's weight that increases their risk of diabetes.

  • Study: Fight peanut allergy with peanuts

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    Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives "nut-free." But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them.

  • 1 dead from superbug in N.C.

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    The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN.

    Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, sa...

  • Ebola: Liberia to reopen borders, lift curfew

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    Liberia is reopening its land border crossings shut down during the Ebola outbreak, a positive sign in a nation that was the epicenter of the deadly virus. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also lifted a nationwide curfew.

  • CDC: New virus discovered after man's death

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    The CDC has discovered a new virus that may have contributed to a Kansas man's death, the agency announced Friday.

    Named the Bourbon virus after the county where the patient lived, the virus is likely spread by tick or insect bites, the Centers for Di...

  • CA hospital: Scopes behind superbug outbreak

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    The superbug CRE outbreak connected to two patient deaths at a UCLA hospital was caused by two medical scopes that still carried the deadly bacteria even after disinfection guidelines were followed, hospital officials said Thursday.

    That finding highl...

  • CRE outbreak: Should patients worry?

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    Melissa Dankel

    You're due to go in for a medical procedure. But after what happened at a UCLA hospital, you're a little apprehensive.

    Two patients died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in a superbug CRE outbreak, caused by two medical scopes that still carr...

  • New report: Cholesterol in food not a concern

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    For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.

  • What is CRE, the 'nightmare' superbug?

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    The term "nightmare bacteria" does not bode well for anyone who may get infected.

    That's what CDC epidemiologists call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which kill up to half the patients who contract them.

    The family of superbugs made ...

  • Personal trainers aren't just for the rich

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    A personal trainer may seem like a luxury only the wealthy can afford.

  • Bacteria linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital

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    The deaths of two patients at a Los Angeles hospital are linked to the deadly bacteria CRE and more than 100 other patients may have been exposed to the drug-resistant superbug, a spokeswoman for the UCLA Health System said Wednesday.

    Roxanne Yamaguch...

  • FLOTUS plays Ariana Grande or Eating a Carrot

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    Michelle Obama has been known to go all out for her Let's Move! initiative, and her latest video for Funny or Die is no exception.

    The First Lady was a contestant on a game called "Ariana Grande or Eating a Carrot," hosted by Billy on the Street's Bil...

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