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5 things to know about caffeine powder

5 things to know about caffeine powder, following the sudden death of Ohio high school senior

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 03:30am EDT

Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

Secrets leaker Chelsea Manning's gender treatments to begin; prison bureau rejects transfer

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 03:06am EDT

Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies

Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses study goals but shows some promise in milder disease

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:22am EDT

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

Former FDA, CDC officials: More food label changes needed to help people make healthy choices

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 12:06am EDT

NC company recalls chicken due to misbranding

North Carolina company recalls grilled chicken products due to misbranding, milk not labeled

Friday - 07/18/2014, 08:22pm EDT

NY doctor convicted of manslaughter in 2 overdoses

New York pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in 2 patients' overdose deaths

Friday - 07/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT

5 former NFL players sue union over concussions

5 former NFL players sue union over concussions, claim they were not made aware of dangers

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:58pm EDT

Q&A: Players' lawyer discusses NFL settlement

Q&A: Lawyer in NFL concussion case discusses new settlement terms

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:31pm EDT

Summer camp helps kids with Tourette's syndrome

Everyone has a tic at 'Camp Twitch and Shout,' where children learn to embrace their disorder

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:58pm EDT

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

FDA uncovers additional 300 vials labeled dengue, influenza, rickets from gov't lab

Friday - 07/18/2014, 05:50pm EDT

First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms

At meal of kids' healthy recipes, Michelle Obama argues for more nutritious school lunches

Friday - 07/18/2014, 03:34pm EDT

Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

Scientists transplant gene into pigs' hearts to create biological pacemaker, no battery needed

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:12pm EDT

Zoo euthanizes Sulawesi macaque named Spock

National Zoo in DC euthanizes Sulawesi macaque named Spock, last of a group from Oregon

Friday - 07/18/2014, 01:30pm EDT

Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012, UN claims it can stop epidemic by 2030

Friday - 07/18/2014, 09:24am EDT

Puerto Rico declares chikungunya epidemic

Puerto Rico health officials declare chikungunya epidemic as virus spreads in Caribbean

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 10:41pm EDT

House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

House votes to allow banks to deal with marijuana-related businesses

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 10:18pm EDT

2 Fla. cases of mosquito virus contracted in US

2 cases of mosquito virus caught locally in Fla.; most chikungunya cases from Caribbean travel

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:51pm EDT

CDC director admits safety problems at germ labs

CDC director acknowledges systemic safety problems at labs that handle dangerous germs

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:42pm EDT

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

Deluged by mentally ill, US jails become asylums _ but churn of inmates complicates the job

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:26am EDT

Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

Udall skeptical about rival's proposal to provide birth control pills without prescription

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:20am EDT

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

Thousands at risk of cholera in violence-hit South Sudan, warns Save the Children

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:20am EDT

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

W. African countries work to contain unprecedented Ebola outbreak as disease spreads; 539 dead

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:32am EDT

Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

Dengue shot offers some protection, could prevent severe cases but safety questions remain

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:28am EDT

911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet

911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet who had heart attack at VA hospital in New Mexico

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:50pm EDT

UN chief in Haiti launches sanitation program

UN chief arrives in Haiti to launch program to help improve sanitation, combat cholera

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:36pm EDT

School officials try healthier cafeteria options

Facing new nutrition mandates, school officials sample healthier cafeteria foods

Monday - 07/14/2014, 06:46pm EDT

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

Sticker shock: Congress looks to lower cost of compromise bill on veterans health care

Monday - 07/14/2014, 05:28pm EDT

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

CDC shuts 2 labs, stops shipping highly dangerous germs after anthrax, bird flu lapses

Monday - 07/14/2014, 03:40pm EDT

Ex-President George W. Bush has 2nd knee surgery

Ex-President George W. Bush has left knee partially replaced, weeks after right knee surgery

Monday - 07/14/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

Mississippi Children's Museum has hands-on activities about health and industry in the state

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:42pm EDT

Va. teen runner died of cardiac arrhythmia

Medical examiner says Va. teen who collapsed after half-marathon died of cardiac arrhythmia

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:40pm EDT

Death of Michigan referee raises medical questions

Death of Michigan soccer referee after a single punch to the head raises medical questions

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:22am EDT

Kramer head injury revives concussion concerns

Germany's Kramer continuing in World Cup final after head injury revives concussion concerns

Sunday - 07/13/2014, 10:12pm EDT

Former basketball standout joins Marfan Foundation

Former college basketball standout Isaiah Austin joins Marfan Foundation as spokesman

Saturday - 07/12/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Kansas records death from rare infection

Kansas records death from rare infection caused by freshwater amoeba

Friday - 07/11/2014, 08:20pm EDT

Judge delays Ga. trial in salmonella outbreak

Ga. judge grants 2-week trial delay for 3 charged in deadly salmonella outbreak from peanuts

Friday - 07/11/2014, 07:50pm EDT

Ex-Knick Ticky Burden has rare heart disease

Former Knick Ticky Burden 'ravaged' by rare heart disease; fundraiser planned for this month

Friday - 07/11/2014, 07:30pm EDT

WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

WHO urges pilgrims to Mecca: Wash hands, keep away from coughing people to prevent MERS spread

Friday - 07/11/2014, 07:30pm EDT

WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave

WellPoint CEO: Insurer rides growing technology wave, preps reluctant health care shoppers

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:44pm EDT

Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed

Governor OKs changes to compounding pharmacy rules in Massachusetts, origin of tainted drugs

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:08pm EDT

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

Mississippi girl born with HIV and hoped to have been cured now shows signs of infection

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

Ohio pediatric doctor in child porn case sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in federal prison

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:50pm EDT

National Cancer Institute ends Md. lab mice deal

National Cancer Institute terminating contract with Md. supplier of laboratory mice

Friday - 07/11/2014, 12:11pm EDT

UVa Medical Center grant to aid rural patients

Federal grant aims to help University of Virginia Medical Center check on rural patients

Friday - 07/11/2014, 09:40am EDT

Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

Thousands with disabilities denied right to vote in California, group says

Friday - 07/11/2014, 07:58am EDT

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

Psych drug ER visits total almost 90,000 yearly; drug in Ambien among the culprits, study says

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:20am EDT

Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer, cancels concerts to focus on treatment

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:09am EDT

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in US storage room; unclear whether virus is dead or alive

Friday - 07/11/2014, 02:18am EDT

UN: 50 new Ebola cases in 2 African nations

UN: 50 new Ebola cases in 2 African countries since last week, deadly virus still spreading

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 08:28pm EDT

Royals place Vargas on DL after appendectomy

Royals place lefty Jason Vargas on DL after appendectomy, recall Louis Coleman from Omaha

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:20pm EDT

5 things about the Tour de France 6th stage

Tour de France enters beloved city of French kings and postwar reconciliation in Stage 6

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:18pm EDT

Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

Georgia governor pushes trials of cannabis derivative as South warms up to medical marijuana

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:00pm EDT

AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant

Federal government withdraws $1.38M research grant for AIDS vaccine from Iowa State team

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Biographical information on Joseph Swedish

A look at Joseph Swedish, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurer WellPoint

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 11:32am EDT

Mascherano, Zabaleta play on after blows to head

Mascherano and Zabaleta play on in World Cup semifinals after receiving blows to head

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:16am EDT

Va. changes regs on long-term care insurance

Virginia regulators change coverage lapse notice requirements for long-term care insurers

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:40am EDT

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

No practicing on patients: Brand-new doctors in Chicago get boot camp first to freshen skills

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:32am EDT
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