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Will There Be a Turkey Shortage on Thanksgiving?

The largest-ever U.S. outbreak of avian influenza could be felt at Thanksgiving tables across the nation come November.

Teens Still Critical 6 Weeks After Resort Poisoning

Sean and Ryan Esmond and their parents fell ill after an applicator working for Terminix used methyl bromide at the resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

#GOTscience: Disease Plays a Role on 'Game of Thrones'

The latest episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" delves into the effects of a disease known as greyscale, which has some fearsome real-life analogs.

Motherland: 32 Countries Better Than U.S. for Moms

The U.S. slipped a couple of notches in the Save the Children index this year, hurt by infant-mortality and maternal-death rates.

Bioethicist: Deep Fryers Don't Belong in Schools

School cafeterias are the front line on the battleground for childhood obesity prevention. That's why deep fryers don't belong in school kitchens.

Why Models Are Addicted to This Fitness Trend

Even people who hate exercise are falling in love with it.

Will Mars Scramble Your Brain? Scientists Debate Study

Could a trip to Mars addle your brains? Some scientists say it might, based on a study of radiation's effects. But a skeptic says the study is flawed.

Mom Kept Alive Eight Weeks for Baby Angel's Delivery

A pregnant Nebraska women who became brain dead after suffering a hemorrhage was kept alive in coma for eight weeks so doctors could deliver her baby.

Time to Prove Hospital Disinfectants Work, FDA Says

Now that there's a hand sanitizer dispenser at every hospital room door, it's time to check that such products work safely, the FDA says

Scientists Develop On-Off Switch to Control Mouse Behavior

A study describing a way to manipulate a lab animal's brain circuitry is the first to be published under President Obama's BRAIN Initiative.

Pit Bull Spreads Plague to Four People

An outbreak of plague that affected four people and a dog might be the first person to person transmission of plague in the US in 90 years.

Bird Flu 'Probable' in Chicken Breeding Farm

An Iowa-based chicken broiler breeding farm has initially tested positive for the highly pathogenic h5 bird flu.

Why Tattoos Might Be a Big Problem for the Apple Watch

Tattooed tech lovers, take note: The Apple Watch's heart rate sensor may not work for people with tattoos covering their wrists.

Doctors Save Babies by Printing '4-D' Airways

Three small children with weak airways that were constantly collapsing are alive and well thanks to a "4-D" printed splint that saved them from almost certain suffocation.

German Measles Eliminated from Americas

German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday.

FDA Approves Double-Chin Shot

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an injection designed specifically to reduce unsightly double chins.

Doctors print up '4-D' airway, save three babies

Three small children with weak airways that were constantly collapsing are alive and well thanks to a "4-D" printed splint that saved them from almost certain suffocation.

New Shingles Vaccine Works Better

A new vaccine to protect people against shingles seems to work better than the current vaccine, protecting more than 97 percent of people.

The Country's Most Polluted and Cleanest Places Are...

Almost half of Americans live in places where the air can be dangerous to breathe, a new study by the American Lung Association has found.

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.

Tyson Foods Cutting Human Antibiotics from Chickens

Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017.

Add Less Fluoride to Water, US Feds Say

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

Brain Brownout: Concussion Recovery Slower for Women

Women are more likely than men to end up in the "miserable minority" of people whose brain injury symptoms linger for years.

#GOTscience: The Fact and Fiction of Head Transplants

A head transplant appears to figure in one of the subplots of "Game of Thrones," as well as the claims of a real-life Italian neurosurgeon.

New Measles Vaccine is Needle-Free

Scientists have formulated a needle-free vaccine against measles, and say the little stick-on patch could be the answer to fighting measles.

Why Your Brain Makes You Snack

A new study may help explain why people, and some animals, eat even when they are clearly not hungry. It seems our brains are hard-wired to trick us.

Transgender Resources

With attention on the transgender community this week, you may know someone who has questions.

Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo Ready to Head Home

A Connecticut teen forced to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and says she expects to be released from the hospital.

'Provocative' Theory Links Inner Ear Damage to SIDS

One scientist has a bold, new theory for why an estimated 3,500 babies a year succumb to SIDS — a mysterious and traumatic condition.

Hawaii Passes Bill to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21

The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.


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