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Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. Read more »
A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments. Read more »
Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or... Read more »
Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a... Read more »
Susan Thomas, 72, made Utah medical history as the first in the region to receive a wireless, or leadless, pacemaker in late July. Read more »
As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Read more »
In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus. Read more »
Nigeria has one more confirmed Ebola case, a nurse who was treating the Liberian-American who flew into the country with the disease and died of it last month, the health minister announced Monday. Read more »
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days... Read more »
New research from the University of Exeter indicates very low levels of vitamin D may double the risk for Alzheimer's disease. Read more »
Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and... Read more »
When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago — the third outbreak in a dozen years — the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily... Read more »
The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. Read more »
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the... Read more »
The athletic apparel company looks to corner a large female market with its new women-centric ads. Read more »
The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. Read more »
The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday. Read more »
Test results confirmed Thursday that the water in Clinton is free of E. coli, but residents are advised to continue drinking bottled water while the city ups chlorine levels. Read more »
President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Read more »
It's long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same. Read more »
approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times... Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Read more »
A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition at a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said. Read more »
Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency. Read more »
Changes in Utah weather occasionally prohibit medical helicopters from flying to the aid of patients in need. A new Intermountain Healthcare ground transport program promises to get patients care... Read more »
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A Pleasant Grove couple was hoping for one baby but is now making room for four after in vitro fertilization proved to be fruitful in a way it almost never is. Read more »
“I had health insurance and I actually have a great job, but my daughter needed something that I wasn’t able to provide for her,” Paige Strate said. But a solution was available... Read more »
Many modern American kids are overweight, and exercise has been labeled as a good way for them to shed pounds. But they need motivation. Here's one story about how motivation helped me lose weight... Read more »
Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: The fastest way to change your behavior is to change your environment
We have far less control over our behavior than we think. The best way to control your behavior is to take control of the things that control you, starting with your environment. Read more »
Adding focused cardiovascular fitness into sixth graders' gym class and recess can help stave off depression during adolescence. Read more »
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for... Read more »
At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. Read more »
Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday. Read more »
Bullies are everywhere and they all have different strategies. So how do you tackle them? Read more »
The Utah County Health Department is offering a free Living Well With Diabetes class that starts Sept. 17. Read more »
Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish... Read more »
The common cold makes any parent nervous when their kids are going back to school. Find out what you can do this year to prevent it from infiltrating your house. Read more »
Data show more people die from drug overdoses in places across the United States where prescribers dole out the most painkillers. Read more »
Irene Wade doesn’t always remember her name, or her birthday, or her children’s faces. She’ll often stumble in the middle of a sentence and then burst into tears. Read more »
Some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center in a Liberian slum when it was looted over the weekend are again under observation at a hospital Monday, a health official said. Read more »
An Iowa drug developer is preparing to test a possible Ebola vaccine in humans, as scientists race to develop ways to prevent or fight a virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in a West... Read more »
There are a million things you need to learn as a business owner, in addition to the thing you’re really good at. You may be a superb butcher/baker/candlestick maker, but in order to survive... Read more »
When people started dying of Ebola in Liberia, Clarine Vaughn faced a wrenching choice: Should she send home, for their own health and safety, four American doctors working for HEARTT, the aid... Read more »
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