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FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze

Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze.

Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Dramatic increase in Alzheimer's patients predicted in next 10 years

Report shows many patients are not told by doctors that they have alzheimer's until disease has taken hold. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

The Supreme Court seems skeptical that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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As patients face death, doctors push straight talk on care

Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Farmers fund new research to breed gluten-free wheat

New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

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Choosing words like "lively" or "eventful" to describe hectic schedules can reduce stress, according to researchers. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate

When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, he visualized a time when the political hyperbole would be silenced and ordinary people would see that the health care law... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Liberians overcome fear to volunteer for Ebola vaccine trial

Liberians are overcoming their fears of Ebola to volunteer for a vaccine trial. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary

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A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services reports that 16.4 million Americans have gained insurance coverage in the wake of the ACA's implementation. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Potent groups take sides on bipartisan House Medicare plan

A budding bipartisan deal to shelter physicians from Medicare cuts, championed by the House's two top leaders, is drawing powerful allies including the American Medical Association and a rainbow of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent confrontations between police and the mentally ill —... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Music therapists seek state recognition, funding for kids

Just weeks after birth, Taylor Suprenant spent two months in pediatric intensive care with symptoms of shaken baby syndrome. Step-grandmother Johnna Carrender soothed him with recordings of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Man stung hundreds of times at St. George baseball games

A man was stung between 200 and 300 times, and likely dozens others were attacked by a large swarm of bees at a baseball field Friday morning, emergency officials reported. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Medical students learn residency locations during ‘Match Day’

Medical students around the nation found out about the next phase of their professional careers Friday. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Primary Children's Hospital debuts pirate-themed CT scan

Primary Children's Hospital has a new CT scanner that makes the process easier for children, and has a pirate theme so kids won't be intimidated. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN

One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Why we need loneliness

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The negative effects of loneliness are well documented. Excess feelings of loneliness have shown to shorten your lifespan and weaken your immune system. But there's another side to the story. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett 'optimistic' about pancreatic cancer outlook

Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett said he and his doctors are “optimistic” about his pancreatic cancer, though his tumor is currently inoperable. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs' fees

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Poll: Public unaware Obama's health law is again in jeopardy

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. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Utah health department validates increase of infant deaths in eastern Utah

State health officials have validated concerns of a midwife who noted a higher incidence of stillbirths in her area, though statistics show more can be done by advocating for the health of new moms... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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