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OTD January 18 - Legionnaire's Disease

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Legionnaires' disease found at San Quentin prison

Inmates' time in San Quentin State Prison got a little harder Friday: The prison's water was turned off for a spell, and porta-potties brought in, because of a case of Legionnaires' disease.

Bubonic plague

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Utah resident dies from plague

An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is commo...

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Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

Synthetic heroin

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Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

Could people home-brew heroin? Well, not quite, but that notion became more plausible this month as scientists at Stanford University announced developing a technique essentially to covert yeast into potent painkillers.

Jay-Z, Beyonce Blue Ivy

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Most memorable MTV VMAs moments ever

Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 31 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2015 edition, set for Aug. 30, check out some of the most memorable.

Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

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Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long railway...

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Amputees fight proposal to limit prosthetics

Amputee groups and prosthetic makers are rallying against a Medicare proposal they say will limit access to some limbs.

Contaminated - Green Beans

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General Mills recalls frozen green beans

General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a package of them tested positive for listeria.

The voluntary recall involves 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with the "Better If Used By" dates of April 10 an...

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FDA approves second new cholesterol lowering drug

The FDA approved the new cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha (evolocumab) on Thursday.

The injectable drug from Amgen is the second in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. It works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or b...

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble publicity photo

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Celebrities who died too young

Thursday marks 25 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. In honor of the legendary blues guitarist, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Bubonic plague

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CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April

Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Three of those patients have died.

Medical Breakthroughs

  • LVH to Partner with Florida School for Medical Training

    Lehigh Valley patients will now have access to the latest in cancer research and treatment thanks to a partnership between Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute of Tampa, Florida.

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