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36 min ago New York HIV Cases Drop to Lowest Number Since 1981
New York City health officials say the number of new HIV cases in the city fell below 2,500 last year for the first time since 1981.
36 min ago More Addicts Need Clean Needles, CDC Says
It sounds counterintuitive, but giving clean supplies to drug users saves their lives and helps them get clean, the CDC says.
36 min ago Lucy Swung From Trees, Scans Show
The famous pre-human "Lucy" had strong arms that show she swung in trees, a new study finds.
36 min ago Americans May Exaggerate Food Allergies
More Americans than ever before say they have food allergies, but there's in fact not much evidence to back this up, experts said Wednesday.
36 min ago House Passes 'Cures' Bill
The House passed a sweeping biomedical bill Wednesday.
36 min ago New Federal Rule Bans Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide
The new rule will expand the impact of smoking bans to more than 940,000 units. Obama administration officials cited protecting children's health.
36 min ago Respect Science, Researchers Say in Warning Shot to Trump
More than 2,300 Americans scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, issued an open letter to the president-elect and to Congress Wednesday.
36 min ago Latinas Likely to Develop Heart Disease Earlier: How to Prevent It
According to the American Heart Association, only one-in-three Latinas are aware that heart disease is their number one killer.
36 min ago New Initiative Aims to Improve HIV Care for Black Gay Men
Half of black gay and bi men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes, according to the CDC, and a new initiative, His Health, aims to improve their care.
36 min ago Outgoing UN Head Pledges to Continue Working for AIDS-Free World
Ban Ki-moon marked his last World AIDS Day as Secretary-General of the UN by pledging to continue working to achieve an AIDS-free world.
36 min ago U.N. Apologizes for Haiti Cholera Spread, Not for Causing It
Researchers say cholera was introduced to Haiti by Nepalese troops who were part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission.
36 min ago Can Internalizing Stereotypes Make You Sick?
Could stereotypes perpetuated by healthcare providers be internalized by members of marginalized groups and literally us sicker?
36 min ago Magic Mushroom Drug Helps Cancer Patients
The "magic mushroom" drug psilocybin can help cancer patients relax and feel less distressed about their disease, two teams of doctors found.
36 min ago Gut Germs May Affect Parkinson's, Study Finds
The bacteria and other germs living inside a person's digestive system may affect symptoms of Parkinson's disease, researchers reported Thursday.
36 min ago Most Americans Don't Want Obamacare Repealed
Only one in four people in the United States wants president-elect Trump to repeal his predecessor's health care law, according to a poll.
36 min ago Suicide at 14: 'I Have Racked My Brain Trying to Understand'
Connor Ball had seen more of the world than many people could hope to see in a lifetime. When he took his own life in 2011, it was a shock.
36 min ago Should I Worry About Zika? Your Questions Answered
Zika has now caused two separate outbreaks in the Miami area, infecting tourists from Texas, New York and Taiwan. Americans are starting to worry.
36 min ago Another Miami Neighborhood Cleared of Zika
Florida state officials declared a second outbreak of Zika over in the Miami area, this one in a neighborhood north of Miami known as Little River.
36 min ago US Health Spending Grew Especially Fast Last Year
U.S. health spending always grows but it grew particularly quickly last year as more people got health insurance for the first time.
Yesterday Prince Harry and Rihanna Take HIV Test Together
Prince Harry and singer Rihanna took an HIV test together while in Barbados to raise awareness about the illness on World Aids Day
Dec 1 This Gene Might Help You Keep Sober
Researchers said they've found a gene that might help explain why so many people find alcohol irresistible while others find it easy to refrain.
Dec 1 Zika Virus Arrives in South Texas
Texas reported its first home-grown case of Zika virus infection Monday — making it the second U.S. state with mosquitoes spreading the virus.
Dec 1 Trump Picks Obamacare Critic to Lead Health Department
The pick would insert one of Obamacare's most outspoken critics into the key position to help dismantle it.
Dec 1 Lobbyists Focused on 'Cures' Act
The 21st Century Cures Act now being refined by the lame-duck Congress is one of the most-lobbied health care bills in recent history.
Dec 1 Internalized Homophobia Linked to Domestic Violence
Gay and bi men are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence if they report high levels of internalized homophobia, a new study found.
Dec 1 Medical Spending Bill Under Fire in Congress
A giant medical spending bill in Congress is a gift to drug companies, leading liberal Democrats say.
Dec 1 Magic Mushrooms May be Good for Cancer Patients
Though hallucinogenic mushrooms have been illegal in the U.S. for more than 40 years, two new studies suggest they may be beneficial to some. About 80
Nov 30 Your Dog May be Smarter Than You Think
Anyone who has been around a dog for long knows they can understand human language and that they watch our every move. But do they remember?
Nov 30 Sen. Grassley Mulls Subpoenas for Mylan, DOJ Over EpiPen
Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said in a statement Wednesday he is postponing the Nov. 30 hearing on a possible settlement between Mylan and the Justice Department over Mylan's life-saving EpiPen.
Nov 30 Abortions Hit New Low in U.S.
U.S. abortion rates are at their lowest since 1971, new government data shows.