• 8 HIV myths debunked by the experts


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    HIV/AIDS is one of the highest profile diseases of our times, but many of us are still ignorant about key aspects of the illness, how it works and how to live with it.

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  • Health effects of aspirin: Where do we stand?

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

  • Can a necklace help more kids get vaccinated?

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    It looks like a normal necklace. Just a small, clear plastic droplet dangling from a thick black thread.

  • UNICEF: Teen AIDS deaths tripled since 2000

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    The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled in the past 15 years despite efforts to curb infections, with the majority of cases reported in sub-Sahara Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund announced Friday.

    The UNICEF study found that ...

  • E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad


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    Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

    Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The majority of the case...

  • 8-year-old girl battling rare breast cancer

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    At just 8 years old, Chrissy Turner is battling a rare form of childhood breast cancer.

  • Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

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    The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

    "While Frank passed away from...

  • Girl has rare pancreas, liver, small bowel transplant

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    While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.

    "She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth," says Kyree's mother, Nan ...

  • Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

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    The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

    Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price. ...

  • Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

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    Deadly kissing bugs. You may have seen them popping up recently in your Facebook feed -- similar in appearance to a cockroach -- as reports are shared about the insects possibly invading a state near you. But, just how deadly are they?

  • How airlines deal with in-flight medical emergencies

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    One in every 604 flights involves a reported medical emergency, according to a 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Pfizer and Allergan combine in biggest drug merger ever


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    In one of the biggest corporate deals ever, Pfizer and Allergan announced Monday that they would combine to create the world's largest pharmaceutical giant.

  • How to break even on Thanksgiving calories



    With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.

  • Health panel slams WHO over Ebola response

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    A panel of global health experts has strongly criticized the World Health Organization, saying it mishandled the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Craigslist post finds New Jersey woman a kidney donor

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    Glenn Calderbank spotted a Craigslist ad posted by a man requesting a kidney donor for his wife, Nina Saria, and on Dec. 1 will donate one of his kidneys to her.

  • Ebola returns to Liberia

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    Two months after Liberia was declared free of Ebola, three confirmed cases of the deadly disease have emerged in the West African nation.

  • Chipotle stock tanks on new E. coli outbreak fears

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    Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill plunged 12% Friday after the CDC warned that an E. coli outbreak that appears to be linked to food at the popular burrito chain has now been reported in six states.

    Chipotle had just reopened 43 restaurants in Seattle ...

  • Meet the dogs that can sniff out cancer

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    A British organization, Medical Detection Dogs, has eight dogs sniff out 3,000 urine samples from National Health Service patients to see if they can correctly discern who has cancer and who doesn't.

  • UnitedHealth may exit Obamacare

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    UnitedHealth, the nation's largest insurer, is scaling back its marketing of Obamacare exchange plans and may exit the program completely.

  • STD rates rise, especially among men

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    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good.

  • Salmonella outbreak sickens 838 people


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    A salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers has sickened 838 people in 38 states, according to the CDC.

  • NIH promises to retire all research chimps


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    The National Institutes of Health says it plans to retire all government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, reversing its stance of many years. The NIH had said a set of chimps needed to be kept for future medical experimentation.

  • Pigeons, the next great cancer detector?

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    Scientists have discovered you can teach one of the most maligned of birds how to identify cancer.

  • Study: Even 1 energy drink can raise heart disease risk

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    Young adults who drink even just one energy drink may increase their risk of heart disease, according to new research published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

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