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Doctors remove 38-year-old baby skeleton from woman's abdomen

A 62-year-old Indian woman went to the hospital complaining of stomach pain and discovered that the cause was a 38-year-old baby skeleton.

Brita recalls children’s water bottles due to risk

Taunusstein - Four varieties of children’s water bottles produced by Brita have been recalled throughout the U.S. after it was discovered that the lids can break into sharp pieces, posing a potential laceration hazard.

Weight loss can avoid kidney disease in diabetics: Study

Some 35 percent of people with diabetes will, to varying degrees of severity, go on to develop kidney disease, many requiring dialysis. New research suggests that for diabetics who lose weight the chances of developing kidney disease is lowered.

Peanut & almond butter Salmonella risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Would you want to know if you will get dementia? Special

If you had an incurable neurological disorder, would you want to know? This global study found that three out of four respondents said “yes”, even if there was no cure.

U.S. to increase monitoring for food poisoning microbes

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a new initiative for making chicken and turkey products safer for consumption.

Lynchburg Virginia schools screening for Ebola virus

Lynchburg - Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, Lynchburg, an independent city of over 75,000 people is the last place anyone would expect to find someone infected with the Ebola virus, and officials want to keep it that way.

U.S. set for record drug recalls

According to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the number of drug recalls in 2014 within the U.S. looks set to become the highest number of recalls to date.

Biochemist seeks funding for novel cancer treatment Special

A biochemist who lost his wife to cancer has spent the past 10 years devoting his life to research. This has led to a device that can examine how cancer spreads. To raise funds for the project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched.

Campylobacter found on over half U.K. supermarket chickens

London - The U.K. Food Standards Agency have issued a survey of Campylobacter found on fresh shop-bought chickens. Over half of the chickens sampled were found to be infected.

Fraudulent Ebola treatments sold online

Bethesda - The U.S. FDA is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It seems that there are a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

Dr. Noah Minskoff says medicine needs a tech revolution Promoted

The U.S. medical industry is in need of more technological innovation to improve overall health and reduce the costs of patient care, according to Dr. Noah Minskoff, a leading medical professional.

Peter Thiel, Jason Hope, and Google founders invest millions in breakthrough anti-aging research Promoted

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are about to change the world once again, but this time they intend to cure aging.

Op-Ed: Overcoming Tourette Syndrome Special

In the United States, one in every 360 children ages six through 17 has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. (CDC) Tourette syndrome was formally recognized as a neurological disorder and named for physician Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885.

U.S. firm recalls chicken nugget product

Atlanta - A Gainesville, Georgia establishment in the U.S. is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of a frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Salmonella outbreak in England

An outbreak of salmonella in England has affected 156 people in Hampshire, London, West Midlands, Cheshire and Merseyside. The bacterial contamination has been linked to cases in France and Austria.

Liberia's 'white shield' reminiscent of Black Death

Monrovia, Liberia's largest slum, West Point, was the epicenter of a looting spree late Saturday when looters broke into the quarantine center, taking bloodied sheets and mattresses and sending the 30 patients into the crowd.

Nigerian doctor claims Ebola virus is 'germ warfare'

Calling the Ebola virus a threat to national security, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AIS­SON), called on the government to appoint a military head to take over Nigeria's response.

Doctors' groups in Canada decline to join anti-pot campaign

The main groups that represent doctors in Canada announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming anti-drug campaign targetting young people.
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