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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday. While it doesn't present any more of a public health threat than the known strains of the potentially fatal disease, the discovery is...
BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will have access to a $200 million compensation fund, following approval Tuesday by a federal bankruptcy judge. The new fund will be available to compensate creditors...
BOSTON (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved a $200 million plan to compensate victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts pharmacy. The money will be available to compensate the New England Compounding Center's creditors and people who became ill...
DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher. Students threw confetti as A'Ja Booth entered the West Side Academy, walking arm-in-arm with Nadirah Muhammad down a red carpet in the gym. Muhammad, 39, gave...
A new study shows some intriguing findings about pro football players who lost consciousness due to concussion and an Austin doctor shares his thoughts on the subject. Dr. Bertelson says he would be interested to know if any of the players involved in the study are also "...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases. The agency proposed a rule Tuesday that would require drug companies to collect sales...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors' group aims to ease some confusion — and...
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has...