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U.N. chief flies to Haiti to address cholera crisis

United Nations Secretary-General BanKi-moon flew to Haiti on Monday to discuss efforts to alleviatea cholera epidemic that...

Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio

Combining two types of polio vaccine,including one that is injected rather than given orally, appearsto give better immunity...

Vitamin D linked to improved survival chances in bowel cancer: study

Bowel cancer patients with high levels ofvitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease,according to new...

New York governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Governor Andrew Cuomo said onMonday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd stateto allow medical marijuana, calling...

Scatological science: oldest human poop fossils no laughing matter

Don't laugh, but the discovery of theoldest known human poop is offering valuable scientific insightinto the life of Neanderthals...

Link seen between sitting and certain cancers

In a new review of pastresearch, people who spent lots of time watching TV or otherwisesitting were more likely to be diagnosed...

Arizona woman has nearly 50-pound tumor removed from abdomen

An Arizona woman was recovering athome on Wednesday after having a 47.5-pound (21.5 kg) tumorremoved from her abdomen during...

Rate of smokeless tobacco use in U.S. unchanged: CDC

While the portion of U.S.working adults smoking tobacco shrank appreciably between 2005and 2010, the use of smokeless tobacco...

After major surgery, simple ice packs may help reduce pain

Patients given ice packs for thefirst 24 hours after major abdominal surgeries reported lesspain and needed fewer narcotic...

U.S. FDA advisors set to review opioid constipation drugs

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers areset to vote this week on whether more clinical trials are neededto assess cardiovascular...

Israeli law to force-feed Palestinian hunger-strikers gets initial nod

Israel's parliament has given initialapproval to a law to enable the force-feeding of Palestinianprisoners on a hunger strike,...

U.S. says infant formula makers must test for germs, nutrients

U.S. health officials on Mondayfinalized manufacturing guidelines for infant formula makersthat aim to ensure products sold...

Rotavirus vaccine keeping more kids out of the hospital

As the rotavirus vaccine hasbecome more common, the number of children hospitalized forrotavirus-related diarrhea has dramatically...

U.S. backs new genetic research on infectious diseases

The U.S. National Institutes ofHealth has awarded $25 million to the J. Craig Venter Instituteto back an initiative to study...

Quality Egg admits to selling tainted eggs, bribing official

Quality Egg LLC and two top executiveson Tuesday admitted to selling substandard eggs containing a"poisonous" substance and...

See doctor before heading to the World Cup: health officials

Before heading to Brazil forthis month's World Cup or the 2016 Olympic Games, people shouldvisit their doctors for appropriate...

Minnesota governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton onThursday signed into law a bill legalizing medical marijuana inliquid or pill form for a...

U.S. Salmonella Outbreak Widens, 574 Sick: Health Agency

Another 50 people have sufferedsalmonella poisoning linked to Foster Farms chicken, bringingthe total to 574 cases in the...

U.S. investigates multi-state E.coli outbreak; no deaths reported

U.S. health officials are investigating amulti-state E.coli outbreak linked to raw clover sprouts thathave sickened as many...

Yelp helped NYC find unreported food borne illness -report

Reviewers on the online restaurant andbusiness rating site, Yelp, helped New York City healthofficials find hundreds of unreported...

Texting improves link between sick teens and doctors

Adolescents with chronicdiseases who were allowed to text their doctors were betterequipped to manage their own healthcare...

Vaccines group seeks $7.5 bln to protect 300 million children

The GAVI global vaccines alliance issueda plea on Tuesday for $7.5 billion to help immunize another 300million children against...

Bowel prep for colonoscopy often poor in the obese

The necessary, albeit unpleasant, purging to clear the bowel before colonoscopy is quite likely to be inadequate in people...

MRSA hits those with inflammatory bowel disease

A Canadian study of people with inflammatory bowel disease shows that they are more likely to become infected with the "superbug"...

Stool test shows promise in detecting many cancers

Using just a stool sample, doctors may be able to detect colon and many other cancers of the digestive tract including stomach,...

Urine and stool incontinence often occur together

Almost one in five women with urinary incontinence also experience fecal incontinence, researchers report. Dr. Alayne Markland...

Folate added to food may raise colon cancer risk

Although fortifying food with folate as a public health measure reduces the number of children born with spina bifida, new...

Diabetics may need more calcium with their fiber

People with type 2 diabetes who are trying to bulk up on fiber may need to pay closer attention to their calcium intake as...

Probiotics may help irritable bowel

Probiotic products, which contain living microbes that aid digestion, may help relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome,...

Prucalopride effective for chronic constipation

Prucalopride (Resolor; Movetis) "significantly and consistently" improves bowel function in patients with severe and chronic...

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