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Chris Cornell's Wife Disputes Suicide Ruling

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:04:00 GMT

As Vicky Cornell mourns her rocker husband's sudden death, she wonders if substance use could have led to his suicide.

Obamacare Premiums Are Going Up. Whose Fault Is It?

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:24:00 GMT

Health insurance companies are asking for giant premium increases for ACA policies. Whose fault is that?

Poop in Pools: Outbreaks of Parasite on Rise

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:27:10 GMT

There's a nasty poop-borne parasite in public pools.

Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:37:00 GMT

More genes for intelligence have been found, but don't expect designer smart babies or DNA tests for big brains.

Babies Don't Need Juice, Pediatricians Say

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:02:00 GMT

Babies do not need fruit juice and older kids need to watch it, pediatricians said Monday.

U.S. Doctor Dies Near Mount Everest's Summit

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:30:18 GMT

It was a deadly weekend on the world's highest mountain.

Botulism Confirmed in Nacho Cheese Outbreak

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:15:14 GMT

California officials said botulism killed one man and sickened nine others who ate nacho cheese from a service station.

Transgender Woman Defends Man Who Botched 'Back-Alley Surgery'

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT

A transgender woman who had her testicles removed without a doctor said she had tried to get surgery "through legitimate routes" without success.

Trump Vowed to Free the Doctor Who Helped U.S. Find Bin Laden. Can He?

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:29:40 GMT

While hailed as a hero by the U.S., Dr. Shakil Afridi was accused of treason by Pakistani officials.

US Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19% in 2016: Doctors

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:49:00 GMT

Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said.

Study: ADHD Symptoms Are Going Untreated in Black Youth

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:08:39 GMT

Researchers found black youth with ADHD are more likely to go off of their medication and less likely to have adequate follow-up than whites.

WHO Spends More on Travel Than on AIDS

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:46:04 GMT

The WHO spends more on travel than it does on AIDS or malaria. Is that OK?

Blast Rocks Hospital on Anniversary of Thai Coup; 25 Hurt

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:41:00 GMT

It was not clear whether the explosion was connected to the anniversary of the 2014 military coup that overthrew a democratically elected government.

Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Head

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:47:32 GMT

A group of conservative members of Congress urged President Trump to fire NIH director Francis Collins because of his support for stem cell research.

See the States That Trump's Budget Would Hit the Hardest

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT

Trump's budget will overhaul many of the country's social safety-net programs ones more commonly used in Republican-leaning states.

From 10 to 375 Cases in Two Weeks: Students Get 'F' for Flu Shots

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:10 GMT

It started with 10 students but within two weeks at The College at Brockport, 375 had the flu, the biggest outbreak in decades.

New Technology May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:34:51 GMT

Sleep apnea sufferers now have a new treatment option for restless nights: a pacemaker for sleep.

Dangerous Superbug Lurks in Houston, Study Finds

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:58:54 GMT

A dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far more common in Houston than anyone knew and shows signs it can spread prolifically.

Doctors Find These Habits Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:50:14 GMT

Cancer survivors who eat fruits and vegetables, avoid meat and exercise live longer than those who don't.

Stiff Premium Hikes Could Hit 6 Million Under GOP Health Plan

Wed, 17 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT

More than 6 million Americans have pre-existing health conditions and might be charged stiff premium hikes under the new GOP health bill.

New Ebola Outbreak to Cost $10 Million to Fight, WHO Says

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:52:00 GMT

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo will cost $10 million to fight, and it could take months, WHO says.

Nonprofit Groups Battle Sexual Health Stigma in South Asian Community

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:33:00 GMT

South Asian-American community groups are increasing access to contraception and teaching workshops to reduce sexual health stigma.

Ethiopian Wins Race to Head WHO

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:57:13 GMT

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the WHO Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the giant agency.

Women Not Getting Zika Followup, Expert Says

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Only about a quarter of babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant are getting the recommended follow-up, an expert warned.

The House May Need to Vote on Health Care (Again!)

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:36:00 GMT

House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act earlier this month, but there's still a chance they might have to vote on it again before the Senate can take it up.