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Evidence suggests babies in womb start learning earlier than thought: study

Babies in the womb show evidenceof learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier thanpreviously thought, new research...

Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

A Liberian man who died inNigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive forthe deadly Ebola virus, Health...

Snowboard injuries while listening to music less frequent, more severe

Snowboarders who use personalmusic players while boarding have fewer injuries but theinjuries they do sustain tend to be...

Campus security policies for citing drinkers vary widely: study

At most colleges, campus policerefer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to schoolofficials for discipline rather...

Parents of obese kids may be more ready to tackle diet than exercise

Parents of overweight and obesekids may want to help their kids be healthier, but they're moreoften willing to make changes...

Suspected Ebola victim dies in quarantine in Nigeria

A Liberian man suspected to have Ebolavirus has died in quarantine in Lagos, Nigeria, a Nigerianofficial in Geneva said on...

Teens speak more openly with doctors in private

Teenagers are more likely todiscuss topics like sexual health and drug use with theirdoctors if their parents are out of...

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run

Sierra Leone officials appealed forhelp on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capitalwith Ebola whose family...

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...

VA bill hits deadlock in U.S. Congress over $15 billion gap

Negotiations over legislation to easethe Veterans Affairs health-care crisis broke down on Thursdayas leaders of the House...

WHO seeks humanitarian corridor to evacuate Gaza wounded

The World Health Organization (WHO)called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up inGaza to allow aid workers...

Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital lastmonth for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penishad been amputated,...

Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group

As a recent ceasefire deal boostsprospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medicalaid group warned on Thursday...

REFILE-Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers

People who served in themilitary tend to have experienced more traumatic childhoodevents, such as being abused or living...

Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers

People who served in themilitary tend to have experienced more traumatic childhoodevents, such as being abused or living...

U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

A divided federal appeals court onThursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policyallowing the use of various antibiotics...

Doctors more likely than public to sign up for organ donation: study

Doctors are almost twice aslikely as the general public to be registered organ donors,according to a study of Canadian physicians....

Behavior therapy may help prevent depression over vision loss

Combining occupational therapyto help older people adapt to central vision loss with behaviortherapy to keep them from becoming...

Child siblings may influence each other's obesity risk

Brothers or sisters might have agreater influence than parents on a child's likelihood of beingobese, suggests new U.S. research....

Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus -CDC

More U.S. adolescents are receivingvaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causescervical and other types of...

Liberian man being tested for Ebola after collapsing in Nigerian airport

A Liberian man in his 40s is being testedfor the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital ofLagos, a mega-city...

Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

Tucked off a two-lane highway ina hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group ofRoman Catholic monks has embraced...

FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering

Federal Trade Commissioner JulieBrill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concernabout the way apps on smartphones...

S.Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015 - minister

South Africa aims to force cigarettecompanies to sell products in plain packets by next year,despite an ongoing World Trade...

U.S. health insurers to pay $330 mln in premium rebates

U.S. health insurers will send out about $330million in rebates to employers and individuals this summerunder President Barack...

EU finds 'morning after pills' work, regardless of a woman's weight

Emergency contraceptives, known as the"morning after pill," remain suitable for all women who needthem, regardless of a woman's...

GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it isapplying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccineagainst malaria, designed...

Gilead hepatitis C drug Sovaldi racks up $3.5 bln in quarter

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Wednesday that itsnew hepatitis C drug Sovaldi had sales of $3.5 billion in thesecond quarter,...

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

Paracetamol, a painkiller universallyrecommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does notspeed recovery or reduce...

Panel's report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance

A White House advisory committee isexpected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobialresistance in humans and livestock...

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