• Study: Blind people can be racist, too

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    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...

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  • Pakistan's deadly fake drugs trade remains massive

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    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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    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

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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?

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    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



    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


    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

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    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.

  • Cilantro may be source of cyclosporiasis outbreak

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    According to the CDC, there have been 384 cases of cyclosporiasis in 26 states this year.

  • US kids outweigh Canadian kids, says study

    Americans are still fighting weight

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    If children in the United States and Canada faced off against each other in an international episode of "The Biggest Loser," it would not look good for the U.S.

  • Health effects of aspirin: Where do we stand?

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    An aspirin a day, keeps the doctor away. Or does it?

    Aside from being a potent painkiller to help with that numbing headache or aching pain in your back, doctors today routinely prescribe a daily regimen of aspirin to help prevent heart attack and st...

  • Is early breast cancer over treated?

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    More than 60% of all women over 40 in the United States have had a mammogram in the past two years. And 20% of mammograms detect something called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS -- also known as Stage 0 breast cancer.

  • Sleeping with contacts can lead to vision loss

    Sleeping with contact lenses could lead to vision loss

    Cincinnati Eye Institute via CNN

    Chad Groeschen was working on an outdoor deck for a client a few weeks ago when his left eye started itching. He chalked it up to allergies at first, and then to a sinus infection after his eye got goopy and he could not see out of it. He had no idea...

  • Another anti-Planned Parenthood video released

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    A group targeting Planned Parenthood released another video Friday that purports to show the controversial organization breaking federal laws in its abortion procedures.

  • Hotel tower source of Legionnaires' outbreak

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    A cooling tower in a South Bronx hotel was identified Thursday as the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York City -- an outbreak authorities say is now officially over.

    Laboratory tests determined that the Legionella strain foun...

  • Study: 'Happy' friends can help teens battle depression



    For teenagers, surrounding themselves with friends -- particularly friends in a good mood -- could significantly reduce their risk of developing depression, and improve their ability to recover from it.

  • Female libido pill maker Sprout bought by Valeant for $1 billion

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    Sprout Pharmaceuticals

    Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which won federal approval this week for its female libido pill, is being bought by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion.

  • 5 myths about 'female Viagra' busted

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    Sprout Pharmaceuticals

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given women who struggle with low libido some hope.

  • E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, report says

    E-cigarette sales up

    The question of whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking is hotly debated. Studies looking at the effectiveness of the devices as cessation aids have been unclear, but at best, they suggest that they work about as well as nicotine patches.

  • 'Female Viagra' gets FDA approval


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    Women who have lost their sex drive will have a little pink pill to help them come October. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal ...

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