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Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

Spoonfuls don't help the medicine go down safely: They can lead to dosing mistakes, study says

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 03:38pm EDT

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

Stronger federal guidelines to protect pregnant workers could have broad consequences on jobs

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:26pm EDT

Lush photos and flavors help teach budget cooking

New cookbook caters to people trying to eat healthy on a food stamp budget

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 01:10pm EDT

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists tie new protein to Alzheimer's disease; may aid diagnosis, research on treatments

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 12:54pm EDT

Audits show lapses NIH and CDC

The recent scare involving smallpox at the National Institutes of Health is indicative of a larger problem, according to audits obtained by USA TODAY.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41am EDT

D.C. bucks U.S.'s sedentary trend

Washington, D.C., may also be the physical fitness capital of the nation.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:50am EDT

Missouri execution on hold after late stay granted

Stay granted in Missouri execution; appeals court will take up case Wednesday morning

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:08am EDT

UCLA's Holiday retires due to head injuries

UCLA guard Lauren Holiday ends college basketball career because of repeated head injuries

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:19pm EDT

A link between autism and pesticides

Dr. Drew, One Minute Clinic

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:13pm EDT

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Getting sick from a simple hand shake: the hazards of shaking someone's hand

Dr. Drew, One Minute Clinic

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:12pm EDT

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Washington state park closes over health scare

Kitsap County in Washington state closes lake park over norovirus-type health scare

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:40pm EDT

FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

Cancer patients, families urge FDA to block fibroid removal technique that can spread cancer

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in D.C. area

The 2014 West Nile virus season is underway in the D.C. region, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:27am EDT

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

Deluged by mentally ill, US jails become asylums _ but churn of inmates complicates the job

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:26am EDT

Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

Udall skeptical about rival's proposal to provide birth control pills without prescription

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:20am EDT

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

Thousands at risk of cholera in violence-hit South Sudan, warns Save the Children

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:20am EDT

Maryland police officers training to carry lifesaving nasal spray

As heroin use continues to claim lives in Maryland, police officers are being trained to respond with a prescription previously only carried by paramedics.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:59am EDT

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

W. African countries work to contain unprecedented Ebola outbreak as disease spreads; 539 dead

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:32am EDT

Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

Dengue shot offers some protection, could prevent severe cases but safety questions remain

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:28am EDT
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