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VA Hospital That Treated Civil War Vets Faces Closure

Wounded warriors from Civil War battles at Antietam and Gettysburg came to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium for treatment.

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:04:38 GMT
Washington Woman Is First U.S. Measles Death in 12 Years

A woman living in rural northwestern Washington has died from measles, state health officials said Thursday. It's the first U.S. death in 12 years.

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:44:04 GMT
U.S. Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study Finds

Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:30:52 GMT
90% of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, Study Finds

Consuming too much sodium can be a risk factor for heart problems, and new federal data shows more than 90% of Americans eat too much.

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:48:13 GMT
Scientists Excited About This New AIDS Vaccine

"I think it is quite promising," said Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:52:06 GMT
More People Dying From Cancer, But Risk is Lower

More Americans are dying from cancer, but it's because the population is growing, researchers reported Thursday. The actual risk is falling.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:06:51 GMT
FDA Taking a Closer Look at Codeine for Kids

The Food and Drug Administration says it's taking a closer look at the safety of giving codeine to kids as a cough suppressant.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:59:11 GMT
Alzheimer's Study Finds Caregiver Link

Research shows caregivers of someone with dementia are at a sixfold higher risk of the same fate. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:34:57 GMT
Kids With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs, Study Finds

Kids with ADHD may be getting strong antipsychotic medications meant to treat diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a new study finds.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:07:50 GMT
Study Could Explain Flu Vaccine Link to Narcolepsy

Scientists trying to explain a rare side-effect of one flu vaccine may have stumbled onto what causes narcolepsy.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:34:15 GMT
Ethicist: Why Jim Carrey is Wrong About Vaccines

Jim Carrey is wrong about vaccines and about fascism too, bioethicist Arthur Caplan argues.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:17:38 GMT
Liberia Reports Second Case of Ebola

Liberia confirmed a second case of Ebola on Tuesday, just a day after the first case since the virus was declared eliminated in May.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:25:37 GMT
Jim Carrey Brands Governor 'Fascist' Over Vaccine Law

Jim Carrey called California Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist" after the governor signed a strict new vaccination bill into law.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:09:26 GMT
Cardiac Arrest Killing Too Many, Report Finds

Thousands of people are dying from cardiac arrest every year because Americans do too little to save them, according to a new report.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:23:08 GMT
California Governor Signs Tough New Vaccine Law

The bill removes most of California's exemptions, meaning parents can only send unvaccinated kids to school if they have a doctor's note.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:30:05 GMT
Cuba Stops Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Cuba is the first country in the world to stop the transmission of the AIDS virus from mothers to their babies, the WHO says.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:51:44 GMT
Ebola Returns to Liberia

Liberia, which had been Ebola-free for more than a month, reported a new case of the virus Tuesday.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:50:41 GMT
California Senate Passes Tough Vaccine Law

California's set to go from being one of the most liberal states when it comes to vaccines, to being among the strictest.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:57:46 GMT
How Many Americans Own Guns? Study Gives a Glimpse

A new study aimed at figuring out who owns gun in the U.S. and why suggests that about a third of Americans have at least one.

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:09:33 GMT
Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 Yearly, Says Study

A new report says sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas and energy drinks may be linked to 184,000 deaths around the globe.

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:13:11 GMT
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