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Autistic man wins $2.5M after meds gave him 46DD breasts

An autistic man has been awarded $2.5 million in a lawsuit against the makers of a medicine he used to treat his condition, which also caused him to grow 46DD breasts.

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Pakistani parents arrested over polio vaccine

Police have arrested more than 500 parents in and around the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the polio vaccine, an official said Tuesday.

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Texas nurse who got Ebola sues hospital chain

She was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's suing the hospital where she got infected.

Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, filed a lawsuit Monday against the hospital's parent company, T...

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Too much Facebook leads to envy, depression

Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.

A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that h...

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Measles cases linked to Las Vegas restaurant

Four cases of measles have been linked to a restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Friday.

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UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to be safer.

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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of pe...

State determines cause of fuel leak at Mexico hospital

State determines cause of fuel leak at Mexico hospital

Officials with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources have determined the cause of the large diesel fuel spill at a hospital in Mid-Missouri.

Prescription drug database bill endorsed by Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure to create a database to monitor the prescription of drugs such as addictive pain killers is moving forward in the Missouri House.

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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

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