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New research in radiation therapy may prevent breast...

New research shows that zapping lymph nodes, in addition to the breast where the cancer initiated, can help keep cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.


The leading sources of food poisoning

There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.


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Teva buys Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5...

The world's largest maker of generic drugs is about to get even bigger.

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion, the company announced Monday.


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Saving severed hand by grafting to leg

A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.


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Study: Fatherhood can make you fat

A new study by Northwestern Medicine released in the American Journal of Men's Health suggests that becoming a father can make you fatter.


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World's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, gets...

The world's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, has received a green light for future use in babies in sub-Saharan Africa.


New treatments help women manage menopause

Alternatives to standard hormone replacement therapy are reducing hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.


How to keep feet smelling good in summer

Soaking your feet in vinegar, water or Epsom salt are among the tricks used to keep feet smelling fresh in the summer.


Anti-tanning website's cancer awareness has salons seeing...

Several tanning businesses are taking on a cancer prevention group’s campaign against tanning beds — saying the campaign is misleading and designed to destroy salons while steering business to dermatologists.



FDA approves new cholesterol-lowering drug

The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.


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