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Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

An upstart U.S. food technology companyhas developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms toreduce bitterness in...

U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of birdflu was cross-contaminated...

UK study estimates nearly 200,000 girls and women have had FGM or at risk

Almost 200,000 womenand girls living in England and Wales have undergone femalegenital mutilation (FGM) or are at risk of...

Doctors can help human trafficking victims: reports

Healthcare professionals canplay a role in addressing human trafficking and sexualexploitation, according to two new reports....

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor

Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by adoctor during gynecological...

Probiotics might help lower blood pressure

Regularly consuming probiotics,or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, mayhelp control blood pressure, according...

Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study

Women with anxiety disorders maybe more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests anew German study. Researchers...

"Bad" laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

After Uganda passeda law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, DaisyNakato got a visit from the police. The country's...

Poland to challenge EU ban on menthol cigarettes

Poland will appeal to Europe's top courtover a European Union ban on flavored tobacco products, sayingit will be unfairly...

AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane downing

Delegates at aglobal AIDS conference vowed on Saturday to renew efforts to endthe deadly disease in honor of the commitment...

Hoopsters put circus-inspired spin on cardio workout

It has been a circus prop, a toy and a1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as aworkout tool that fitness...

Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ Reynolds

A Florida jury has awarded thewidow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years agorecord punitive damages of more...

Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola

Religious leaders in Sierra Leonecriticized the government's handling of an Ebola outbreak thathas killed 194 people in the...

Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures

Illinois children and adults with epilepsy willsoon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under alaw signed...

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S. - researchers

The annual rate of diagnosis withHIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the UnitedStates between 2002 and 2011,...

Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

After rising steadily for morethan 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese dueto a large waist circumference...

U.S. Medicare program scales back hospice drugs restrictions

The Obama administration on Fridaybacked down on restrictions of private insurance coverage forhospice drugs under Medicare,...

Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

Three more people in Colorado have beendiagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with aninfected dog whose owner...

Musicians On Call' bring music for the soul to patients' beds

Musicians On Call, a nonprofitproviding live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressivelyexpand to other major cities...

HPV test better than Pap for assessing cervical cancer risk: study

Testing for human papillomavirus(HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk ofdeveloping cervical cancer...

Indian minister backs calls to end health sector corruption

India's healthcare system is riddledwith corruption and the national drug approvals agency is a"snakepit of vested interests",...

Life-threatening reactions to diet drug on the rise in the UK

Use of a diet drug known as DNPhas been linked to five deaths in the UK since 2007, accordingto a new report. The compound,...

Preemies treated in high-volume neonatal units more likely to survive

Babies born very early stand abetter chance of surviving if they are treated in neonatalhospital units that see a large number...

U.N. aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza

The United Nations said on Friday it wasstepping up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel's militaryoffensive has made water...

British police target airports in anti-FGM operation

As British schoolsclose for summer holidays, police will be trying to combatfemale genital mutilation by intercepting potential...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Washington state says marijuana brownies OK, but no lollipops

Marijuana stores in Washington state cansell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved bakedgoods but cannot put...

AIDS community mourns as top experts feared killed in downed plane

The world of AIDS research wasin a state of shock on Friday after dozens of leading experts inthe field were feared killed...

Threat rises in U.S. from mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

The first two locally acquired cases of apainful mosquito-borne viral illness, chikungunya, have beenreported in Florida,...

Canadian abortion clinic turns to crowd-funding to keep doors open

A crowd-funding campaign to save a Canadianabortion clinic has surpassed its C$100,000 ($93,100) goal butthe Fredericton,...

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