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4 hours ago VA Hospital That Treated Civil War Vets Faces Closure
Wounded warriors from Civil War battles at Antietam and Gettysburg came to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium for treatment.









10 hours ago U.S. Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study Finds
Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.









13 hours ago 90% of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, Study Finds
Consuming too much sodium can be a risk factor for heart problems, and new federal data shows more than 90% of Americans eat too much.









13 hours ago Yes, Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds
Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.









16 hours ago Washington Woman Is First U.S. Measles Death in 12 Years
A woman living in rural northwestern Washington has died from measles, state health officials said Thursday. It's the first U.S. death in 12 years.









19 hours ago More People Dying From Cancer, But Risk is Lower
More Americans are dying from cancer, but it's because the population is growing, researchers reported Thursday. The actual risk is falling.









19 hours ago Scientists Excited About This New AIDS Vaccine
"I think it is quite promising," said Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC.









19 hours ago Woman Dies in First U.S. Measles Death in 12 Years
A woman living in rural northwestern Washington has died from measles, state health officials said Thursday. It's the first U.S. death in 12 years.









Yesterday Alzheimer's Study Finds Caregiver Link
Research shows caregivers of someone with dementia are at a sixfold higher risk of the same fate. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.









Yesterday Study Could Explain Flu Vaccine Link to Narcolepsy
Scientists trying to explain a rare side-effect of one flu vaccine may have stumbled onto what causes narcolepsy.









Yesterday Kids With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs, Study Finds
Kids with ADHD may be getting strong antipsychotic medications meant to treat diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a new study finds.









Yesterday FDA Taking a Closer Look at Codeine for Kids
The Food and Drug Administration says it's taking a closer look at the safety of giving codeine to kids as a cough suppressant.









Yesterday Ethicist: Why Jim Carrey is Wrong About Vaccines
Jim Carrey is wrong about vaccines and about fascism too, bioethicist Arthur Caplan argues.









Yesterday Liberia Reports Second Case of Ebola
Liberia confirmed a second case of Ebola on Tuesday, just a day after the first case since the virus was declared eliminated in May.









Jul 1 Jim Carrey Brands Governor 'Fascist' Over Vaccine Law
Jim Carrey called California Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist" after the governor signed a strict new vaccination bill into law.









Jun 30 Cardiac Arrest Killing Too Many, Report Finds
Thousands of people are dying from cardiac arrest every year because Americans do too little to save them, according to a new report.









Jun 30 California Governor Signs Tough New Vaccine Law
The bill removes most of California's exemptions, meaning parents can only send unvaccinated kids to school if they have a doctor's note.









Jun 30 Cuba Stops Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Cuba is the first country in the world to stop the transmission of the AIDS virus from mothers to their babies, the WHO says.









Jun 30 Ebola Returns to Liberia
Liberia, which had been Ebola-free for more than a month, reported a new case of the virus Tuesday.









Jun 30 How Many Americans Own Guns? Study Gives a Glimpse
A new study aimed at figuring out who owns gun in the U.S. and why suggests that about a third of Americans have at least one.









Jun 29 Could Too Much Citrus Cause Skin Cancer?
People who eat or drink large amounts of citrus may be raising their risk of the most deadly form of skin cancer, researchers found.









Jun 29 Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 Yearly, Says Study
A new report says sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas and energy drinks may be linked to 184,000 deaths around the globe.









Jun 29 California Senate Passes Tough Vaccine Law
California's set to go from being one of the most liberal states when it comes to vaccines, to being among the strictest.









Jun 29 One in Three Americans Owns a Gun, Study Finds
A new study aimed at figuring out who owns gun in the U.S. and why suggests that about a third of Americans have at least one.









Jun 29 14 Brands of Bottled Water Recalled Over E. Coli Scare
Niagara Bottling has recalled its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli.









Jun 29 Skinny Jeans Put 'Fashion Victim' in Hospital for Days
A 35-year-old Australian woman reportedly had to be cut out of her skinny jeans in an emergency room after she collapsed and lost all feeling in her legs. Experts says that while it's rare, tight jeans could pose danger under certain conditions. TODAY's Tamron Hall reports.









Jun 29 Company Stops Testing of Ebola Drug in Sierra Leone
A Canadian company testing an experimental drug against Ebola has closed down the trial and concluded the drug will not help patients.









Jun 29 Child Poisonings Prompt New Liquid Laundry Pod Warning
Since 2012 there have been over 32,000 incidents reported, all involving children under the age of five, Safe Kids Worldwide reports.









Jun 29 Man Gets $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him
A Virginia man was awarded $500,000 after his cell phone recorded his doctors mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia.









Jun 29 Blood Test May Detect Deadliest Form of Cancer Early
A protein found in blood may help doctors detect pancreatic cancer, which is rarely discovered in early stages, before it has become deadly.