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‘Superbug’ Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers sayA Nevada woman in her 70s who'd recently returned from India...

1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study

In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulateAbout one in five people in the United...

Study Questions ‘Fecal Transplant’ Treatment for Gut Infection

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibioticsA single fecal transplant delivered by enema is apparently no more effective than oral...

Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process

Measure sets Jan. 27 deadline for draft of repeal legislation, avoids possibility of filibuster by DemocratsThe Republican-controlled U.S. Senate took the first step early...

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report

Higher prices, taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others saySmoking kills about 6 million people a year, and costs the world...

How to Exfoliate Safely and Give Your Skin a Healthy Glow

Harsh scrubs may leave some skin types red and irritated, dermatologists warnMany skin care products promise to improve appearance by exfoliating -- or removing...

Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.

Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study saysThe United States' comfortable standard of living makes a large-scale outbreak of...

How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside

All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warnGathering the family around a crackling fire may be...

Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey

Consumer Reports finds the non-prescription drugs are taken for periods far longer than their intended usePeople struggling with insomnia often turn to non-prescription sleep...

Zika Fears, Opioid Abuse Crisis Top Health News for 2016

Obamacare's troubles and soaring drug prices also made headlines this year When news reports first began to emerge of mysterious, severe birth...
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