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Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples
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Pentagon Mistakenly Ships Live Anthrax Samples

The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened. The labs were supposed to receive dead — or inactivated — anthrax samples for research use. Spokesman Col. Steve Warren says the Pentagon is... Read »

2 hours ago
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 »

3 hours ago
Illinois TV Anchor Dies From Brain Cancer

Illinois TV Anchor Dies From Brain Cancer

Dave Benton of WCIA-TV in Champaign died Tuesday at home in Champaign. Read »

May 26, 2015
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to Boot Artificial Ingredients

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to Boot Artificial Ingredients

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food... 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
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
Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation

Fate of Deportee Unclear After Kidney Donation

Man given temporary reprieve from deportation so he can donate organ to his sister could still be sent to Mexico... Watch »

May 21, 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
Deportation Halted So Man Can Donate Kidney

Deportation Halted So Man Can Donate Kidney

A 21-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure says her brother may be her last hope at survival and she’s plead... Watch »

May 21, 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
Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness... Watch »

May 20, 2015
7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

7 Ex-Nurses Indicted After Tight Bandage Leads to Amputation

Seven former South Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a... Read »

May 20, 2015
Failed MediPot Bidder Drops Lawsuit Against State

Failed MediPot Bidder Drops Lawsuit Against State

Losing bidder for an Illinois medical marijuana license drops suit a month after the company’s CEO died unexpectedly... Read »

May 18, 2015
Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine — spur... Read »

May 18, 2015
Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill... Read »

May 14, 2015
3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super... Read »

May 13, 2015
Doctors Warn Against

Doctors Warn Against "Jenner Lip Challenge"

You may have heard of the "Kylie Jenner Challenge." The videos are all over social media, with teens sucking on... Watch »

May 11, 2015
Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth... Read »

May 11, 2015

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