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New Technology Uses Breath To Detect Deadly Diseases

Something as simple as your breath could be the most accurate diagnostic tool for everything from asthma to cancer.

09/17/2014

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NIH Creates Network to Tackle Mysterious Diseases

The government is expanding its “mystery disease” program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they’ve been told they’re undiagnosable.

07/01/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

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Neurological Disease Confirmed in Va. Horse

An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia.

04/14/2014

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Tooth In Child’s Brain Sheds New Light On Tumor Formation

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Doctors say a recent medical case could help uncover new treatments to fight brain tumors. A 4-month-old Maryland child was at the heart of the case, reports LiveScience.com. Doctors became concerned […]

02/28/2014

The FDA is warning dogs have been getting sick from some jerky treats. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA: Dog Illnesses Linked to Jerky Treats

There’s been a mysterious outbreak of illness connected to jerky treats. Since 2007, about 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have been sickened after chewing on jerky products. Nearly 600 dogs have died.

10/23/2013

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Studies Test How Early In Life To Peek Inside DNA

Fully mapping someone’s genes to look for health risks is full of ethical challenges.

10/07/2013

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Study: Organ Donor With Rabies Had 2 Raccoon Bites

An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients, including a kidney recipient who died of rabies, had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick.

07/23/2013

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CDC Probes Mystery of Rabies Transplant Survivors

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s digging deeper into the case of a rabies-infected organ donor.

04/03/2013

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