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The parents of a Minnesota boy who refused chemotherapy for his cancer have told a judge they now agree to the medical treatment, and the judge says the boy can stay with them.
Six German states have told retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola after a test found a trace amount of cocaine.
The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is slowing but is still expected to reach 100,000 cases this week, the Red Cross said.
A woman died over the weekend of swine flu, becoming the New York City’s second victim and the nation’s 11th. The woman, who was in her 50s, had other health conditions, a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spokeswoman said.
The swine flu outbreak fell short of a full-blown international crisis, but revealed the precarious state of local health departments, the community bulwarks against disease and health emergencies in the United States.
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An estimated 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. Research suggests that less than 35 percent of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are properly diagnosed.
A 66-year-old woman who had stage 4 pancreatic cancer is the first person to die under Washington state’s new assisted suicide law.
A federal appeals court has largely endorsed a landmark ruling that found cigarette makers deceived the public for decades about the heath hazards of smoking.
Genes included in the new H1N1 (swine) flu have been circulating undetected in pigs for at least a decade, according to researchers who have sequenced the genomes of more than 50 samples of the virus.
Stress on families from the recession has triggered a spike in violence. A new survey shows nearly nine out of 10 said child abuse and neglect have increased – or will – because of the economic crisis, reports Sandra Hughes.
A girl born in Japan today will likely live to celebrate her 86th birthday, the longest life expectancy anywhere in the world.
No one has identified ground zero in the swine flu epidemic. Just where or when the new strain of influenza first jumped from a pig and began infecting people is a scientific mystery – one that a group of flu detectives is determined to solve.
Senators are focusing on how to pay for expanding health insurance for an estimated 50 million uninsured Americans, a cost that could range to some $1.5 trillion over 10 years.