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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials issued a plea to parents of University of Oregon students to get their children vaccinated against meningitis after a sixth student has been found infected with the bacteria that can cause the potentially fatal disease. Dr. Paul...
Technology will soon allow some Austin employees to access a physician anytime, anywhere, and avoid a trip to the doctor's office or the ER. Even with text messages and video consultations, Dr. Childers says doctors may still opt to see a patient in his or her office, especially...
(Pictured left: Austin Moy, PhD Cockrell School of Engineering at UT, accepted the award on behalf of James Tunnell. right: Dr. Jason Reichenberg) An Austin dermatologist and a University of Texas engineering professor are winners at the SXSW Interactive Awards. Dr. Reichenberg...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is explained, most say it would hurt the country...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found. City lawmakers passed the zoning ordinance in 2008 that limited the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit by Herbalife shareholders who claimed that the business structure and marketing practices of the weight loss and nutritional supplements company violated the law and that they lost money because it amounts to a pyramid scheme...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Herbalife shareholders who claimed that the business structure and marketing practices of the weight loss and nutritional supplements company violated the law and that they lost money in what amounts to a pyramid scheme. U.S...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry. The newly created Anti-Tobacco Trade...