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Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat...

5 South Beach sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

Published Sep. 29 2016
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The first Zika-infected mosquitoes to be trapped on the U.S. mainland were caught in residential South Beach neighborhoods, Miami-Dade County...

Senators ask Justice to probe EpiPen maker

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen...

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Published Sep. 28 2016
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Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

St. Mary's focuses on women's health

Published Sep. 28 2016
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St. Mary's Hospital hosted its annual Women's Health Institute for the first time Tuesday at the new Health Plaza.

Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree

Published Sep. 27 2016
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Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there...

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

Published Sep. 21 2016
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Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of...

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.

Symposium speaker raises discussion on diseases, ethics

Published Sep. 18 2016
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Aric Krogstad led a guided discussion on epidemiology and zoonoses — diseases that can pass from animals to humans —...

Florida governor presses for Zika money, blasts Democrats

Published Sep. 14 2016
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Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus,...

CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika

Published Sep. 10 2016
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The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus said "we are now essentially out of money" and warned...

More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread

Published Sep. 9 2016
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A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief...

Electric fans may make seniors hotter in extreme heat

Published Sep. 7 2016
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True or false: Electric fans are a cheap and effective way to stay cool during extreme heat waves.

Survey: More US adults use marijuana, don't think it's risky

Published Sep. 1 2016
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Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Published Aug. 31 2016
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In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the...

Nurse turnover down at area hospitals

Published Aug. 28 2016
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A national shortage of qualified nurses has plagued hospitals for years, and Missouri isn't immune, according to the Missouri Hospital...

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Published Aug. 28 2016
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U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms...

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about...

Study: Lesbian, bisexual women developing healthier lives

Published Aug. 14 2016
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About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets a friend in front of her home for an...

UN bungles response to yellow fever outbreak in Africa

Published Aug. 4 2016
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As a yellow fever outbreak in central Africa exploded, 1 million vaccines disappeared in Angola.

University of Missouri settles health care fraud claim

Published Jul. 1 2016
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The University of Missouri has agreed to pay the federal government $2.2 million to settle a claim that their health...

About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

Published Jul. 1 2016
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About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out...

FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

Published Jun. 14 2016
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A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are...