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Madagascar plague death toll at least 40

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Plague kills dozens in Madagascar

An outbreak of the plague has killed dozens in Madagascar, and experts fear those numbers could go up.

At least 119 cases were confirmed by late last year, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said in a statement.

And the disease is tak...

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Measles cases in California still climbing

Last Wednesday, the number of confirmed measles cases in California was 59. Nine days later, there are 91 cases, the state Department of Public Health said Friday.

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Yoga for Super Bowl stars, weekend warriors

There's been a lot of buzz about the "zen" of the Seattle Seahawks. Some people are wondering whether their regular yoga and meditation sessions give them an edge over the competition. Fact is, many teams and individual players across the NFL have be...

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Obama unveils new medical research initiative

President Barack Obama on Friday announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative," a proposal aimed at pushing the U.S. to the forefront of cutting edge medical treatments.

The initiative "will leverage advances in genomics, emerging metho...

Measles spread across states

Concern grows as the number of people diagnosed with measles in the U.S. increases. 

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Ebola cases drop to lowest level since June

The number of new Ebola cases reported in the three worst-hit countries fell to its lowest level since late June, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had a combined total of 99 new cases for the week ending J...

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Study: Beer can help ward off Alzheimer's

Researchers have touted the health benefits of wine when consumed in moderation, now scientists are promoting the benefits of beer.

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California measles cases still increasing

California health officials said Wednesday there are 79 confirmed measles cases in the state.

According to the California Department of Public Health website, 52 of those cases are linked to an outbreak at Disneyland.

There are four confirmed cases in...

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California measles outbreak grows

California has reported more measles cases.

The number of cases has increased to 73, with 50 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, the California Department of Public Health reported Monday.

Last week, public health officials reported 59...

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Study: Love may be key to losing weight

If you are still working on those popular New Year's resolutions to lose weight or quit smoking there is a real secret to that successful behavior change.

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