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Despite Detente, Sanctions on North Korea Fan TB Epidemic

Despite Detente, Sanctions on North Korea Fan TB Epidemic

By Eric Talmadge | Jul 14
Tuberculosis is North Korea's biggest public health problem. With this American-made machine, his lab would be able to complete a TB test in just two hours, instead of two months.

'Do Not Eat this Cereal': CDC Links Honey Smacks, Salmonella

'Do Not Eat this Cereal': CDC Links Honey Smacks, Salmonella

Jul 13
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.

'It Keeps Us Safe': An NYC Bathroom Set Up to Stem Overdoses

'It Keeps Us Safe': An NYC Bathroom Set Up to Stem Overdoses

By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 13
At an unassuming storefront on a busy Brooklyn street, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb an overdose crisis.

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program Admits to Problems

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program Admits to Problems

By Andrew Selsky | Jul 13
The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market.

Nurses at Vermont's Largest Medical Center Go on Strike

Nurses at Vermont's Largest Medical Center Go on Strike

Jul 13
About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients.

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages

By Linda A. Johnson | Jul 13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to more aggressively fight medication shortages that have led to rationing of some drugs and disrupted patient care.

Penis-Size Study Professor  Reveals How Abuse Led  Her to Cancel Research

Penis-Size Study Professor Reveals How Abuse Led Her to Cancel Research

Jul 12
Alicia M. Walker PhD, the Missouri State University professor who had to cancel her study on penis size and self-esteem partly because of media coverage, has spoken out about the controversy.

Man's Horror Story About This Sex Act Sending Him to the ER Goes Viral, Twitter Reacts

Man's Horror Story About This Sex Act Sending Him to the ER Goes Viral, Twitter Reacts

Jul 12
A 19-year-old Chicago man's story about a Grindr hookup gone wrong, sending him to the emergency room, is going viral this week.

New ways to Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete for Place in Bedroom

New ways to Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete for Place in Bedroom

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 12
New ways of conquering sleep apnea, and the explosive snoring that comes with it, are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's sleep.

Nevada Execution Delayed Indefinitely After Ruling on Drug

Nevada Execution Delayed Indefinitely After Ruling on Drug

By Ken Ritter and Michelle L. Price | Jul 12
A state trying to execute its first inmate in 12 years using an untested combination of drugs is heading back to planning stages, and a twice-convicted killer who wants to die will return to death row.

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