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Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule

Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid... Watch »

Jun 30, 2014
American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast

Americans are ditching cereal and eating more yogurt, a trend that has breakfast cereal makers scrambling... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Debut Pot Farmers Market

LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Debut Pot Farmers Market

For some Los Angeles residents, the 4th of July weekend will be a chance to stock up on marijuana. Patients eligible Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review

President Obama will name a new VA secretary as early as Monday after a review of the Veterans Affairs health... Read »

Jun 28, 2014
FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

A long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels was approved by... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers believe they may have a new way to test a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is the only surgeon in the world who... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

A battery-powered walker, the ReWalk, was recently approved by the FDA and helps patients with spinal cord paralysis... Watch »

Jun 27, 2014
Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant

Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant

A former Boston University professor who lost all of his limbs after getting a life-threatening infection from group... Watch »

Jun 26, 2014
Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

One in 10 deaths in working-age adults may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new... Read »

Jun 26, 2014
Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash

Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash

A tweet by the Education Department's federal student aid agency, which poked fun at student poverty,... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products

FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products

Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

New technology could help improve the accuracy rate around breast-cancer screening and even provide... Read »

Jun 24, 2014
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Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer. She disclosed her diagnosis on Tuesday's... Read »

Jun 24, 2014
Regular Sun May Produce Similar Results to Drugs: Study

Regular Sun May Produce Similar Results to Drugs: Study

Lots of beachgoers say a day in the sun makes them feel good, but a new study suggests the feeling could be... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
Human Case of West Nile in Contra Costa County

Human Case of West Nile in Contra Costa County

A man in his 60s in Contra Costa County was diagnosed with West Nile virus, the first human case in the Bay... Read »

Jun 21, 2014
Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

The number of people who may have been exposed to anthrax at the CDC in Atlanta has grown to more than 80 and... Read »

Jun 20, 2014
75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC

75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC

Seventy-five scientists working in government laboratories are being offered treatment for anthrax "out of... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

A "black box" warning on antidepressants notifying users that the medications can increase the risk of... Read »

Jun 18, 2014
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