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After the Food and Drug Administration told doctors to quit prescribing codeine to children after tonsillectomies because it could be deadly, some doctors kept on... [Read More]
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For about $150 per pound , dedicated carnivores and food connoisseurs alike can get their forks on a luxury: Wagyu beef. Its trademark marbled flesh... [Read More]
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In Ohio, more than 100 people got sick in 2013 and 2014 when municipal drinking water was contaminated with toxins from algae blooms in Lake... [Read More]
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Graphic journalist and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton was browsing an antiquarian book fair on a Saturday morning in San Francisco when one book caught her eye.... [Read More]
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Doctors were surprised to find a patient using a powerful steroid cream bought without a prescription at an African store in Washington, D.C. It was... [Read More]
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In their home country, they could not get medical care because of the stigma surrounding their condition. Then came the chance to come to the... [Read More]
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Kids stick things in their nose, ears, and mouth all the time; it may be another way for them to explore and learn. But... [Read More]
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In an unlikely new series of online videos, "polio experts" share their stories from the campaign to eradicate the virus. [Read More]
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While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also... [Read More]
Calling someone a Neanderthal because of his coarse manners or brutish looks may seem like fun. But be careful. Neanderthal DNA persists inside many of... [Read More]
A study looked at women in 25 countries and found that many of them have elevated levels of mercury, likely due to human-caused pollution. [Read More]
Doctors know that concussions can cause serious health impacts. Now, new research shows that rates in adolescents, especially those involved in contact sports, may be... [Read More]
Concussions have gotten a lot of attention in recent years, especially as professional football players' brains have shown signs of degenerative brain... [Read More]
Urine, sweat and sunscreen interact with chlorine in pools to create irritating chemicals called chlormines. Those chemicals sickened dozens of swimmers and staff at an... [Read More]
A long-term study of people who survived Hurricane Katrina found that most were doing well, and some feel the experience transformed them. But others remain... [Read More]
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of... [Read More]
We don't usually think of adorable puppies as disease vectors, but they might actually be making people sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... [Read More]
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