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Binge drinking 'link to overeating' Binge drinking 'link to overeating' 04/24/2014 02:21 AM
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
Cancer teen hits £1m charity target Cancer teen hits £1m charity target 04/23/2014 06:54 AM
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.
Worries over young wanting surgery Worries over young wanting surgery 04/23/2014 10:00 PM
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.
Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s' Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s' 04/21/2014 05:32 AM
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.
Saudi health minister sacked Saudi health minister sacked 04/22/2014 02:00 AM
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.
Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal 04/22/2014 07:38 AM
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' 04/18/2014 05:03 AM
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Sensors to prevent pain for amputees 04/14/2014 04:41 PM
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes' Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes' 04/13/2014 04:04 PM
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
'Millions wasted' on flu drug 'Millions wasted' on flu drug 04/09/2014 05:56 PM
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.

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Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign 04/23/2014 05:59 PM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor....
Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' 04/23/2014 11:43 AM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision....
Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 04/23/2014 10:59 AM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa....
Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future 04/23/2014 11:25 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal....
Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus 04/24/2014 02:11 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus....
Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants 04/23/2014 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing....
Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans 04/21/2014 08:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines 04/20/2014 10:48 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests....
Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules 04/20/2014 10:24 AM
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review 04/18/2014 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw....
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