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Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 22:18
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Health officials say a 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus.

Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 05:00
Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:08
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.

Colombian man dies by euthanasia with government backing

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:00
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die by euthanasia with the full backing of the government.

Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:00
Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:00
Interviews, brain scans of people who thought they might die in crash show impact lasts for years

Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:56
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week.

Here's What Dietitians Are Drinking This Weekend

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:31
Cheers to margaritas with kombucha, herb-infused cocktails and seasonal sangria. 

Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:00
Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:00
Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:25
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:00
Always make sure they're supervised

Health Tip: Should I Bandage a Wound?

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:00
Severity, size and location will help determine answer

Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:30
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's health ministry says a 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus is now free of the illness.

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:00
Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

Behind Many High-Achieving Children...

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:00
Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:00
Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

Study Finds Doctors Order Fewer Preventive Services For Medicaid Patients

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:23
Gynecologists provided more services, including pelvic exams and mammograms, to women with private coverage.

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:00
Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:00
These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests