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Study Reveals Flaws in Gene Testing; Results Often Conflict

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people...

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DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Study: Traffic Noise Could Be Making Us Fat

Road, rail and air traffic noises may be contributing to the world’s widening waistlines.

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Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer’s Is Brewing

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

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Study: High Altitude May Boost Babies’ Risks for SIDS Deaths

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

Kapil Katyal, Senior Engineer Robotics & Autonomous Systems at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory demonstrates a robotic hand and arm that responds to brain impulses seen April 22, 2014 during a briefing on DARPA sponsored  inventions at the Pentagon.  In the version seen here, the robotic hand/arm(L) mimics his real hand(R) that is wearing a sensor glove. (Photo credit: read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralyzed Man Uses His Thoughts to Control a Robotic Arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.


VIDEO: Michelle Obama Releases Video Showing Her Workout Routine

Michelle Obama releases a video showing her workout routine as part of her #GimmeFive challenge.

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Study: Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Make People Fail Drug Test

A new study finds that exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke under severely unventilated conditions can lead to detectable levels of the drug in urine or blood.

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65-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Woman In Israel To Give Birth Following IVF Treatment

A 65-year-old became the oldest woman in Israel to have a baby.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.


DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.


What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?