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Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old athlete

The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

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Study: Blind people can be racist, too

A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study.

The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25...

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Pakistan's deadly fake drugs trade remains massive

Despite creation of a drug regulatory agency, the problem of counterfeit drugs remains a massive and deadly problem in Pakistan.

OTD January 18 - Legionnaire's Disease

Legionnaires' disease found at San Quentin prison

Inmates' time in San Quentin State Prison got a little harder Friday: The prison's water was turned off for a spell, and porta-potties brought in, because of a case of Legionnaires' disease.

Bubonic plague

Utah resident dies from plague

An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is commo...

Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

Synthetic heroin

Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

Could people home-brew heroin? Well, not quite, but that notion became more plausible this month as scientists at Stanford University announced developing a technique essentially to covert yeast into potent painkillers.

Medicare

Amputees fight proposal to limit prosthetics

Amputee groups and prosthetic makers are rallying against a Medicare proposal they say will limit access to some limbs.

Contaminated - Green Beans

General Mills recalls frozen green beans

General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a package of them tested positive for listeria.

The voluntary recall involves 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with the "Better If Used By" dates of April 10 an...

FDA approves second new cholesterol lowering drug

The FDA approved the new cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha (evolocumab) on Thursday.

The injectable drug from Amgen is the second in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. It works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or b...

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