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Illinois Man Is Third U.S. MERS Infection: CDC

Illinois Man Is Third U.S. MERS Infection: CDC

An Illinois resident who had contact with an Indiana MERS patient has tested positive for the virus, according... Watch »

May 19, 2014
Children as Young as 7 Working U.S. Tobacco Farms: Report

Children as Young as 7 Working U.S. Tobacco Farms: Report

Children as young as 7 are harvesting tobacco, sometimes under hazardous conditions, says a new report released... Read »

May 14, 2014
MERS No Global Emergency Yet: WHO

MERS No Global Emergency Yet: WHO

The deadly MERS virus, which arrived in the United States for the first time this month, is not yet a global health... Read »

May 14, 2014

"Best Mother's Day Present": Rare Twins Hold Hands After Birth

Two girls with a rare condition held hands Friday moments after being born, NBC News reported. Read »

May 12, 2014
MERS Patient Released from Indiana Hospital

MERS Patient Released from Indiana Hospital

A patient who was battling the first confirmed U.S. case of a deadly new respiratory illness has been released from... Read »

May 12, 2014
VA Problems Go Far Beyond Phoenix: Gov. Reports

VA Problems Go Far Beyond Phoenix: Gov. Reports

Internal government reports show that hospitals nationwide have suffered from significant delays in veteran... Read »

May 9, 2014
Syphilis Is Making a Comeback in the U.S.

Syphilis Is Making a Comeback in the U.S.

Syphilis, which was on the verge of elimination in 2000 in the U.S., has rebounded with cases nearly doubling since... Read »

May 8, 2014
Study Tests Power of Dogs Against Cancer

Study Tests Power of Dogs Against Cancer

The American Humane Association is launching what advocates say is the first clinical trial of the effects of what’s... Read »

May 8, 2014
Baby Gate Danger Explained

Baby Gate Danger Explained

More than 30,000 children have landed in the emergency room after experiencing a baby gate-related injury and... Watch »

May 5, 2014
An Aspirin a Day Not for Everyone: FDA

An Aspirin a Day Not for Everyone: FDA

Taking a daily aspirin can help prevent a heart attack or stroke in some people — but not everyone, the FDA warned. Read »

May 5, 2014
Polio's Spread Now a Global Health Emergency: WHO

Polio's Spread Now a Global Health Emergency: WHO

The spread of polio has been declared a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Monday, NBC News... Read »

May 5, 2014
Coca-Cola Drops Controversial Ingredient From Powerade

Coca-Cola Drops Controversial Ingredient From Powerade

Coca-Cola is eliminating a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink after a petition on... Read »

May 4, 2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protects Pregnant Mom and Baby

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protects Pregnant Mom and Baby

A vaccine routinely given to pregnant women to fight against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria safely protects... Read »

May 4, 2014
Mysterious Middle East Virus Arrives in U.S.

Mysterious Middle East Virus Arrives in U.S.

A deadly Middle East virus has been reported for the first time in the U.S. The Middle East Respiratory... Watch »

May 3, 2014
Portland Water Feared Tainted by Urine Not Flushed

Portland Water Feared Tainted by Urine Not Flushed

Officials decided not to drain the 36 million gallons of Portland, Ore. drinking water that was feared to be tainted... Read »

May 1, 2014
A Laser That Will Stop You From Sweating

A Laser That Will Stop You From Sweating

This laser procedure will help you stop sweating under your arms Watch »

May 1, 2014
IKEA Recalls Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps

IKEA Recalls Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps

IKEA has expanded a previous recall of its children's wall-mounted lamps to include more than 30 million lamps sold... Read »

Apr 30, 2014
Case of Measles Confirmed in New Haven County

Case of Measles Confirmed in New Haven County

Health officials said an adult resident of New Haven County came down with the measles and the rash starting... Watch »

Apr 29, 2014
US Measles Cases Rise at Fastest Pace in Decades

US Measles Cases Rise at Fastest Pace in Decades

Cases of the highly contagious measles virus are rising at the fastest pace in almost two decades, NBC... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Hundreds of Bacteria Found on Paper Money: Study

Hundreds of Bacteria Found on Paper Money: Study

A recent study found that paper money is covered in hundreds of different types of bacteria, including pneumonia. Watch »

Apr 24, 2014
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