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Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn’t over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico. The Centers for Disease Control […]


In this undated photo provided by the University of Louisville, from left to right, are Andrew Meas, Dustin Shillcox, Kent Stephenson and Rob Summers, the first four to undergo task-specific training with epidural stimulation at the Human Locomotion Research Center laboratory, Frazier Rehab Institute, as part of the University of Louisville's Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/University of Louisville)

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

LONDON (AP) — Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting […]


Professor Alexander Seifalian with a synthetic polymer nose at his research facility in the Royal Free Hospital in London, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

LONDON (AP) — In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. It’s far from the only lab in the […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti comments during a news conference at Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Garcetti and wife participate in National Walk to Work Day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife Amy Elaine Wakeland trekked five miles to work today as part of National Walk to Work Day, and encouraged Angelenos to do the same at […]


A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they’re waiting for medical care. The […]


Health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection,  in Conakry, Guinea, Monday, March 31, 2014. Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, the international aid group Doctors Without Borders warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.  The outbreak of Ebola in Guinea poses challenges never seen in previous outbreaks that involved "more remote locations as opposed to urban areas," said Doctors Without Borders. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Ebola patients await death in Guinea wards

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Bakari Soumaoro carried his sick friend all the way to the hospital on his back, not realizing that the man’s fever and chills were caused by one of the deadliest diseases […]


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Vaccination alert for meningococcal disease

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with invasive meningococcal disease this year, health officials announced today as they issued a call for gay men to be vaccinated against […]


FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, Elijah Bearsheart, left, holds his daughter, Keanala, 1, as he sits with his family, Kehala Diserly, Kiari Diserly, 3, and Yamni Pederson, 5, as they listen to testimony during the Indian Child Welfare Act summit in Rapid City, S.D. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Benjamin Brayfield)

Study’s low marks on youth well-being stir states

A new report on child well-being, measured by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some places not used to being at the bottom of such lists, including Wisconsin, with a worst-in-the-nation ranking […]


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Tiger Woods will skip the Masters after back surgery

Tiger Woods is skipping The Masters after undergoing back surgery. The world’s top ranked golfer has been fighting a bad back for the past year, an injury that has forced him to withdraw or miss several […]


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Consumer Reports scores more than 2,500 US hospitals on safety

Consumer Reports has released safety scores for U.S. hospitals, combining five key measures into one composite score (from 1 to 100), giving consumers a way to compare hospitals on patient safety. Consumer Reports has rated […]


Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Make-a-Wish seeks mileage donations to help recipients travel

Remember when San Francisco was transformed into Gotham last year to grant the wish of a Batman-loving kindergartener who suffered from leukemia, and the city pulled out all the stops to make it a success? […]