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2 dead in N.Y. Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Two people have died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York. Thirty-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.

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Common side effect from weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgeries are on the rise in the U.S., and while the procedures can reduce the risk of obesity-related illnesses, some patients are left with an unwanted side effect.

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Baltimore boy is 1st to receive double hand transplant

Earlier this month, Zion Harvey, of Baltimore, became the first child to receive a double hand transplant.

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'Project Alive' drives donations toward gene therapy to...

About 400 children in the U.S. suffer from the deadly disease known as Hunter Syndrome.  For more information go to www.ProjectAlive.org

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Health care spending expected to grow faster

After years of historically slow growth, health care spending is once again on the rise -- and it's expected to continue to accelerate over the next decade.

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Researchers say avoiding sun is harmful

Researchers say natural sunlight helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, which can benefit our immune system, especially as we get older.

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The science of cell phones and brain tumors

The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors.

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Family workouts for bodies, bonding

Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often, home becomes the place for decompressing in front of a screen -- many…

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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.

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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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