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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An investigation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections to contact with pet bearded dragons. A total of 132 people in 31 states have been infected with the
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Vermont is poised to become the first state to require labels on genetically modified food, but will these "frankenfruits" actually hurt the people who eat them?Probably not, experts say.Swapping genes in and out in a lab ma
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In response to a rise in measles cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Vaccine for Children Program in 1994. And now, 20 years later, the CDC says in a new report that the immunization program
Swiss International Air Lines(NEW YORK) -- Allergy sufferers, you're in luck. Especially if you've got plans to visit Switzerland.Swiss Airlines is now the world's first airline to be designated as "allergy friendly," as determined by the European Centre
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday morning plans to regulate electronic cigarettes, requiring manufacturers to disclose product ingredients to the administration and put warning labels on the devices. H
Miguel Nicolelis(DURHAM, N.C.) -- A Brazilian neuroscientist is racing to finish a mind-controlled exoskeleton that is scheduled to debut in less than 50 days at the opening ceremonies for the World Cup.Miguel Nicolelis, a professor of neurosciences at Du
WCVB-TV(BOSTON) -- A Massachusetts couple is recovering after welcoming an unexpectedly large bundle of joy.Carisa Ruscak was born weighing in at 14.5 pounds Wednesday, according to ABC News affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston.Carisa’s parents, Caroline and
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It took Matthew Zachary seven years after his diagnosis to meet another 20-something with cancer even though more than 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year.He vowed to make sure no one else felt alone lik
iStock/Thinkstock(TOULOUSE, France) -- Possible new health dangers associated with marijuana smoking have come to light following a small French study that reveals young and middle-aged users may be putting themselves at increased risk for heart and arter
Photodisc/Thinkstock(ITHACA, N.Y.) -- Parents who want their kids to cut out the fooling around during meals should cut up their food – no joke.Cornell University researchers believe it all has to do with their teeth, that is, children seem to act u
Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A New York dad who thought he had only two months to live recorded heartfelt video messages to be sent to his kids long after he’s gone.Entrepreneur Jon Loew, who lives with his family on Long Island, suffered a violent rea
iStock/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- Roger Pontz, from Michigan, is the fourth person to be fitted with a kind of bionic eye. He suffers from a degenerative disease.Doctors spent four and a half hours implanting electrodes on his eye. Electrical impulse
iStock 360/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- How far would you go to ensure your baby’s name stands out?At least five babies in the United States have been named Zzyzx, pronounced “Zay-Zix,” according to a check of Social Security Administration r
Phil Burns/American Preppers Network(NEW YORK) -- The words "spring cleaning" may conjure images of sparkling kitchen counters and dust-free closets, but there's another part of your life that could use a clean sweep too, according to experts in emergency
ABC(NEW YORK) -- It’s been 30 years since scientists announced the cause of AIDS: a shifty retrovirus that would come to be known as HIV.More than 1,750 Americans had already died from the rare infections and cancers caused by the human immunodefici
Michael Kovac/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Musician Ryan Lewis is spearheading a fundraising effort to build medical centers around the world to provide comprehensive health care and specialized HIV/AIDS treatment for the needy, and it’s all because of on
Courtesy ONeill Family(NEW YORK) -- When the O’Neill family threw themselves into fundraising to save 4-year-old Eliza from the fatal disease she was born with, they never guessed their viral video would reach people all over the world.They certainl
Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Debra Messing has never looked anything less than drop-dead gorgeous.You would never know it, but the Will & Grace icon, 45, recently made an effort to eat better for her health and it's definitely paid off big time
File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you could eat doughnuts without the guilt, would you?Turns out, you can, almost. And there's still a pinch of guilt, but only about one-fourth of the guilt you would experience after eating a typical doughnut.
Fuse/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- A survey conducted for the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that 69 percent of respondents believe that health plans offered in the U.S. should automatically cover birth control.Study researcher Dr. Mi
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