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Want to Live to Be 105? Check Your Genes

Researchers find that more than 280 genes are involved in getting people to extreme old age 105 and older.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:55:07 GMT
One-Year Space Mission Blazes Scientific Trail to Mars

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year space mission will be a one-of-a-kind science experiment made possible by two-of-a-kind spacefliers.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:51:13 GMT
House Passes 'Doc Fix' for Medicare Doctors

Congress may be mostly deadlocked, but the House of Representatives passed the so-called doc fix Thursday.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:57:02 GMT
U.S. Ebola Patient Upgraded to Serious Condition

An American health worker being treated for Ebola has improved from critical to serious condition, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:33:03 GMT
CDC Smoking Campaign Aims to Make You Cringe

A new anti-smoking campaign features a parade of former smokers who want to save others from their humiliating health consequences.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:55:42 GMT
Indiana Town Hit by HIV Epidemic to Open First Clinic

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in Scott County amid an HIV outbreak that has infected at least 79 people.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:07 GMT
'We Need Help': HIV 'Epidemic' Hits Small Indiana Town

An HIV "epidemic" fueled by needle-sharing opiate users has infected 72 people in one southern Indiana county, state officials said Wednesday.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:47:32 GMT
Ebola Hits Youngest Victims the Hardest, Report Finds

Ebola takes hold quicker in the very youngest patients and kills more of them, a new report finds.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:20:41 GMT
3 Drinks Give You Liver Cancer, But Coffee Protects

Researchers say they've narrowed down just how much alcohol you have to drink to risk giving yourself liver cancer: three drinks a day.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:46:29 GMT
Could Sex Have Brought Ebola Back to Liberia?

WHO and the Liberian government say they are checking into the possibility that a woman caught Ebola from a survivor she was dating.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:12:51 GMT
New Anthrax Treatment Helps Even After Infection

The FDA approved a treatment to help anthrax victims even after they've started showing symptoms - a time that's typically too late to save patients.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:13:23 GMT
Supreme Court Sends UPS Pregnancy Case Back for Retrial

The Supreme Court has sent a pregnancy discrimination case filed against UPS back for possible re-trial.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:46 GMT
Here Are the Biggest Distractions for Teen Drivers

Cellphones and talking to passengers appear to play a far greater role in teen crashes than previously thought.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:09:37 GMT
Breast Cancer Signs Seen in 4,200-Year-Old Bones

Archaeologists have found what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old bones of a woman.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:46:14 GMT
'Part of Life': Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed

Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries removed after tests indicated possible signs of cancer, two years after she underwent a double mastectomy.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:24:16 GMT
Ethicist: Why a New Alzheimer's Drug Isn't A No-Brainer

Bioethicist Art Caplan gives five reasons why good news is not all good news when it comes to a promising drug for Alzheimer's disease.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:52:15 GMT
Amy's Kitchen, Frozen Spinach Recalls Linked to Listeria

The frozen food aisle of your local grocery store may look a little bare due to several frozen spinach recalls over the past few days.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:26:52 GMT
No Surprise: Doctors Approve of Angelina Jolie's Surgery

Angelina Jolie's decision to have her ovaries taken out was spot-on, doctors said Tuesday.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:36:16 GMT
Sick Kids Need Say in Life-Saving Treatment, British Doctors Say

UK medical advisors want children's own views on whether they want to live or die to be taken into account.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:50:59 GMT
Genes Reveal Secret Ingredients in Americas' Melting Pot

Scientists trace the history of European and African migration to the Americas not by looking in history books, but by looking at genetic codes.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:23:11 GMT
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