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Report blames coal ash for cancers at Pennsylvania prison

A high rate of cancer amonginmates at a southwestern Pennsylvania prison is linked to anearby coal ash dump, and the correctional...

U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern -CDC

U.S. infant vaccination rates fordiseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased orremained stable at high levels in...

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Fewer than half of Saudi Arabianpatients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndromevirus to household members,...

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO)stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling forstiff regulation of electronic...

E-cigs may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke - CDC study

Electronic cigarettes may be moretempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, andonce young people have tried...

Asthma attack rates similar for black and white kids

A new analysis of U.S. childhoodasthma statistics finds racial differences persist in theproportions of African American...

U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities -report

The United States has made progressin reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remainsto reduce risks for the...

Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare investment boost

Surviving sickness can make youstronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadlygrip of the Ebola virus,...

Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

Novartis has signed a licensing deal tohand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the GlobalAlliance for TB Drug...

Preventable hospital deaths after urological surgery rising: study

As more urological surgeries areperformed outside hospitals, deaths from preventablecomplications among men and women getting...

Does vitamin D help with asthma? More study needed

Asthma sufferers who receivedvitamin D supplements for six months, in addition to theirregular inhalers, could breathe a...

China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog

China has issued a "behavioralstandards" guide to combat pollution and reduce environmentaldamage, urging people to do everything...

Idaho reports alarming rise in whooping cough cases

Idaho health officials on Tuesdayurged vaccination to combat what they said was an alarming risethis year in the number of...

REFILE-Philip Morris prepared to sue UK over plain cigarette packaging

Philip Morris International, the world'slargest tobacco company, is prepared to sue the Britishgovernment should it implement...

Philip Morris prepared to sue UK over plain cigarette packaging

Philip Morris International, theworld's largest tobacco company, is prepared to sue the Britishgovernment should it implement...

Little evidence to support sleep/wake drugs for shift workers: study

Many shift workers useover-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fallasleep at the appropriate times - but...

Atlanta confronts tuberculosis outbreak in homeless shelters

Three homeless people in Atlanta havedied of tuberculosis infections as Georgia public healthofficials work to contain an...

Dentists miss chances to urge patients to quit smoking

Healthcare providers,particularly dentists, frequently miss opportunities to advisepatients about ways to stop smoking cigarettes,...

U.S. Attorneys General press FDA for tougher e-cigarette rules

Attorneys general from 29 U.S. statesurged the Food and Drug Administration on Friday to strengthenits proposed regulation...

Former U.S. surgeon general who warned of secondhand smoke perils dies

Former U.S. surgeon general JesseSteinfeld, who warned of the perils of second-hand smoke and wasfamously not asked to return...

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to return to hospital

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej willreturn to a Bangkok hospital for the first time since leaving ita year ago, the palace...

Singapore's ground-breaking haze law faces uphill challenge

Indonesia's complex rules on land useand the difficulty in prosecuting foreign businesses meanSingapore has its work cut...

Whooping cough vaccine safe for pregnant women

Pregnant women in their thirdtrimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine toprevent infections in newborns, a...

Express Scripts plans to narrow specialty drugs list further

Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S.pharmacy benefit manager, expects to exclude more expensivespecialty drugs from...

Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California

A Northern California man whorefused treatment and disappeared after he was diagnosed withtuberculosis has been arrested...

India battles to contain "brain fever" as deaths reach almost 570

Almost 570 peoplein India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonlyknown as "brain fever", health authorities said...

Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk

Smoking during pregnancy hasbeen linked to a higher chance of the child havingattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

A patient who contracted a rarebacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospitaldied last week, bringing the...

MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found genefragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)virus in air from a barn housing...

U.S. judge tosses FDA panel report on menthol cigarettes

A federal judge ruled on Monday infavor of two tobacco companies that challenged a 2011 U.S. Foodand Drug Administration...

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