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Health News

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

Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

Alzheimer's rates are dropping in the US and Germany but rising in poor nations, studies find

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

With bills on contraception and equal pay, Senate Dems hope to fire up female voters this fall

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:26pm EDT

Dems eye women's vote with bill on contraception

Senate Democrats push bills on contraception, equal pay to fire up female voters this fall

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 01:40pm EDT

Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

A loss or a gain? Democrats reach for political advantage with women in birth control setback

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 12:26pm EDT

Company gets new name after protests by Hawaiians

Medical records-access company that faced criticism from Native Hawaiians settles on new name

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:20am EDT

House passes $20B bill cutting IRS tax enforcement

House passes $20 billion bill cutting IRS tax enforcement, healthy foods initiative

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 11:00pm EDT

Michigan gets grant for mental health initiative

University of Michigan receives grant for mental health initiative for student-athletes

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 09:50pm EDT

Greece: Hospital probe into bribery-death claim

Greece: Investigation ordered at hospital where patient died after bribery claim

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 09:00pm EDT

California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live

California hiker says he survived 6 days stranded with broken leg by eating crickets, moths

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:01pm EDT

Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems

Second investigation details additional lapses at CDC lab after anthrax incident

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:10pm EDT

Myanmar camp baby a brief chapter in painful story

Baby born in Myanmar camp a brief chapter in painful story of health care denied to Rohingya

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:42pm EDT

5 things to know about the Tour de France

German sprinter Kittel wins 3rd stage out of 4 but Nibali keeps yellow jersey on Tour

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:28pm EDT

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

4 in 10 US households use cellphones only and shun landlines, but growth may be leveling

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 01:00pm EDT

California chicken linked to salmonella recalled

California chicken producer linked to long salmonella outbreak issues 9-state product recall

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 12:08pm EDT
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