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Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah
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Anthrax Shipments Came From Military Site in Utah

The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942. Though military officials say they were not... Read »

May 29, 2015
Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

A surprising number of people who get tattooed say they develop severe itching and swelling lasting for months or... Read »

May 28, 2015
International Media Reports on

International Media Reports on "Smart Drugs" in Silicon Valley

Unregulated smart drugs known as nootropics have dominated international stories about Silicon Valley. Read »

May 28, 2015
NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without

NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without

A 1-year-old baby born without a thumb will soon be able to grab things with his right hand for the first time than... Watch »

May 29, 2015
Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Attorneys for the Obama administration are fighting to have the lawsuit over the president's health care law, broug... Read »

May 28, 2015
Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. gove... Read »

May 28, 2015
Lawmakers Want to Study Effects of War on Veterans, Families

Lawmakers Want to Study Effects of War on Veterans, Families

How bad are the effects of war on veterans and their families? That's what a group of bipartisan lawmakers in Washi... Watch »

May 27, 2015
Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent... Read »

May 28, 2015
Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

A new survey shows Americans are getting even fatter, with nearly 28 percent of of people in the U.S. saying they're... Read »

May 27, 2015
Bay Area Doctor Uses Ecstasy to Treat Patients

Bay Area Doctor Uses Ecstasy to Treat Patients

The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Meal Replacement Powders Popular in Silicon Valley

Meal Replacement Powders Popular in Silicon Valley

Meal replacement powders like Soylent and Schmoylent are gaining in popularity with tech workers in Silicon Valley. Read »

May 26, 2015
Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek... Read »

May 26, 2015
SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found... Watch »

May 26, 2015
Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed as Game Changer

Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to... Watch »

May 22, 2015

"I Need Your Help": Woman Battling Anorexia in Video

Fighting for her life and asking the public for help, a severely emaciated woman from Southern California posts... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

Salmonella Linked to Raw Tuna Sickens Dozens

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursd... Read »

May 22, 2015
Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center... Watch »

May 21, 2015
SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities

SF, SJ Named as America's Fittest Cities

San Francisco and San Jose have been ranked as two of the country's most active cities in the American Fitness Inde... Read »

May 20, 2015
Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives, accord... Read »

May 20, 2015
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a... Watch »

May 20, 2015

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