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  1. Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nationFri, 24 Nov 2017 07:20:25 -0500
    CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - On a recent morning in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of receiving treatment for malaria. More...
  2. Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector dramaFri, 24 Nov 2017 03:59:41 -0500
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A defectors treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul's lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang. More...
  3. Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voicesThu, 23 Nov 2017 18:51:54 -0500
    LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the tormenting voices in their heads has proved promising in early stage trials. More...
  4. Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIEThu, 23 Nov 2017 12:45:03 -0500
    PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. More...
  5. Teva Pharmaceutical set for major layoffs in Israel, U.S.: reportThu, 23 Nov 2017 09:02:43 -0500
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to cut 20-25 percent of its workforce in Israel, where it employs 6,860 people, and a few thousand more jobs are to go in the United States, financial news website Calcalist said on Thursday. More...
  6. U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortionsWed, 22 Nov 2017 19:08:21 -0500
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health. More...
  7. Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollmentWed, 22 Nov 2017 11:09:08 -0500
    (Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday. More...
  8. Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis casesThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:19:25 -0500
    (Reuters Health) - Mens risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests. More...
  9. Fatty liver linked to a shrinking brainThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:18:20 -0500
    (Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. More...
  10. Pre-surgery cognitive screen can flag elderly complications riskThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:16:11 -0500
    (Reuters Health) - Screening older surgery patients for cognitive impairment can catch undiagnosed problems that raise risk for complications, researchers say. More...
Fox Health
  1. Why many pregnant women aren't screened for deadly skin cancersFri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
    A new report finds that swaths of pregnant women are having to wait too long for treatment of deadly melanoma. The lag puts not just one, but two lives at risk. More...
  2. Holiday party leftovers: What to keep and what to tossFri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT
    Q&A with Dr. Manny: I just had a big holiday party, are there any leftovers I shouldnt keep to avoid getting sick? More...
  3. Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report findsThu, 23 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT
    Abortion rates in the United States have fallen to a historic low, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...
  4. Paramedics grant patient's last wish: one final beach dayThu, 23 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
    A palliative care patient in Queensland, Australia, had a final wish: to see the ocean one more time before she died. More...
  5. Toddler receives kidney transplant after initial procedure stalled over dad's probation violation, family saysThu, 23 Nov 2017 03:15:00 GMT
    A toddler who was born without kidneys finally received a life-saving transplant on Wednesday, more than a month after his initial procedure was stalled when his father a perfect match for him violated his probation, the boys mother revealed. More...
  6. How to avoid listeria and other diseases while flying for the holidaysWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:53:00 GMT
    Close to 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year. If you're on a plane for the holidays, here's some tips on how to avoid getting sick More...
  7. Baby born 5 weeks early shares birthday with mom, grandmaWed, 22 Nov 2017 16:59:00 GMT
    A newborns Nov. 19 arrival marked a special date in his familys calendar for a number of reasons, including that he now shares a birth with his mother and maternal grandmother. More...
  8. Health company fires 69 employees over refusal to get flu shots, report saysWed, 22 Nov 2017 16:29:00 GMT
    A Minnesota-based health care company has fired 69 employees who failed to comply with its flu shot mandate by the Nov. 10 deadline. More...
  9. VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vetsWed, 22 Nov 2017 15:50:00 GMT
    Veterans returned to the U.S. after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam during the war half a century ago, but hundreds of them may be dying from a silent bullet a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed. More...
  10. Mom, boyfriend gave baby marijuana after she broke her leg, police sayWed, 22 Nov 2017 14:47:00 GMT
    Tessa Rose Murray and Nerrell McCoy of Muncie, Ind., were arrested Monday after they failed to seek treatment for their infant daughters broken leg and instead gave her marijuana to treat the pain. More...
CNN Health
  1. How long can you eat those leftovers?Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:39:32 GMT
    Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week's chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have best-buy dates on the packaging to ensure flavor, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More...
  2. Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them offMon, 23 Nov 2015 12:50:55 GMT
    When you sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the cards will be stacked against your diet. Those favorite dishes are just so high in calories -- hello, stuffing and sweet potato casserole! -- and there are just so many of them, it can seem impossible not to splurge. More...
  3. 9 Thanksgiving dishes that can pile on the caloriesMon, 23 Nov 2015 13:37:12 GMT
    Do you really know what's on your Thanksgiving plate? Here's a breakdown of the delicious calories you might be enjoying at dinner. More...
  4. Smell the 'roses' of thankfulnessThu, 23 Nov 2017 09:22:09 GMT
    A fun family tradition can increase awareness of things you and your kids appreciate: friends, family, teachers, activities, even possessions. More...
  5. How heritage turkeys are changing ThanksgivingThu, 23 Nov 2017 14:05:53 GMT
    What exactly are heritage turkeys? Here are the qualifications for a turkey to have the "heritage" title, and why some of us are going gaga to gobble them up. In the US, there are more than 14,000 heritage turkeys. More...
  6. Losing the stars: Light pollution rising rapidlyFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:37:59 GMT
    Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found. More...
  7. How deep fryers might help cool the weatherThu, 23 Nov 2017 21:01:09 GMT
    Everyone knows how dangerous turkey deep fryers can be, but it turns out the same appliance that can give you third-degree burns might actually help cool the weather. More...
  8. Manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouseFri, 24 Nov 2017 15:54:26 GMT
    Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. More...
  9. 'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voicesThu, 23 Nov 2017 23:30:17 GMT
    People who hear voices, many living with schizophrenia, used computer-generated avatars to talk back, according to a new study. More...
  10. The material too black to be seenWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:13:44 GMT
    Touted as the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack is so uncomfortably black the human eye can't quite decipher what it is seeing. It is thought to be the closest thing to a black hole we will ever experience. That's because Vantablack is not a color, it's the almost complete absence of color. More...
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