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Older people bear the brunt of Pacific island disasters

Five years ago, when an 8.1 magnitude earthquakeand tsunami hit the islands of Samoa in the Central SouthPacific, elderly...

Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola -Medecins Sans Frontieres

The worst ever outbreak of theEbola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatchspecialized biological disaster...

For blind bus riders, a new app boosts independence

A new smartphone app helps blindpeople navigate public transit in the Seattle area. The app, called StopInfo, is integrated...

Diets work, but the brand doesn't matter

When it comes to diet programs,brand names don't make much difference, according to a newreview. Low-carb or low-fat diets...

People with widespread pain more likely to develop insomnia

Older adults with pain for morethan a day are more likely to report trouble sleeping yearslater, according to a new study....

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...

British minister accuses officials of 'dereliction of duty' in child abuse scandal

Britain's interior minister on Tuesdayaccused local authorities in the English town of Rotherham of a"complete dereliction...

Switching to 'adult doctor' sometimes hard for kids with chronic illness

Chronically ill kids who"graduate" from their pediatrician to an "adult" doctor oftenfeel dissatisfied with the transition,...

McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal

McDonald's Corp will increase thenumber of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firmsaid on Tuesday, after a food...

S.Korea lifts ban on beef with feed additive -food ministry

South Korea has lifted a ban on the use ofanimal feed additive zilpaterol in beef, opening the door toimports containing...

Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

Swapping cigarettes andchewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's CentenaryIndoor Market are not engrossed in the...

Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

Swiss engineers, famous for making theworld's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiologywith a prototype battery-less...

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

like those inwhole grains and fruits - are healthier than others - like thosein white bread and other processed foods. Bazzano...

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths - World Bank head

The world's "disastrously inadequateresponse" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people aredying needlessly, the...

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

Like victims of face-to-facebullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerableto mental health and substance...

High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

Watching high-energy TV programsmight make watching calories harder, a new study suggests. With snacks freely available,...

Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says

Doctors and nursesfighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in WestAfrica should get incentives including...

REFILE-Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total

Nigeria has a third confirmed case ofEbola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing thecountry's total confirmed...

Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

Medical authorities in the Swedishcapital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital overthe weekend and suspected...

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk: study

For people who may be headed fortype 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn thetide, according to a new...

U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

A U.S. judge struck down parts ofa law seen as restricting abortions in Texas, saying in adecision on Friday that a provision...

Porn productions suspended after performer tests positive for HIV

A porn industry trade group hasplaced a moratorium on U.S. productions of adult sex films afterone performer received a preliminary...

Better education on breast reconstruction may be needed after cancer

When it comes to deciding tohave breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer, mostwomen are generally satisfied...

African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

Mothers who give birth in areaswith higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likelyto get breastfeeding support...

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

The U.N. Security Council must leadefforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a seniorofficial from Medecins Sans...

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

Fears of opioid abuse andaddiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer fromgetting enough pain medicine, researchers...

New test may predict worker hearing loss

Not everyone exposed to highnoise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result, and anew study suggests a simple test...

White House orders U.S. labs to take inventory of infectious agents

The White House has ordered federallyfunded labs working with infectious agents to conduct animmediate inventory of the pathogens...

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursdayrequiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" languagein their definitions...

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