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Simple blood test to reveal cancer at low levels
Harvard University medical researchers are developing a new test to make monitoring cancer in patients easier and...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Arsenal of antibiotics not being restocked
We have come to expect that modern medicine can cure just about any infection. But bacteria are finding ways to evade...
Hospital infections: The hidden epidemic
Going to the hospital puts you in harm's way. Hospitals know this and avoid talking about it. And until now, the...
Obesity rates keep rising, troubling health officials
Americans are continuing to get fatter and fatter, with obesity rates reaching 30 percent or more in nine states last...
Medical examiners use differing criteria to tally heat-related deaths
It's nature's stealth killer. It's not always the medical examiner's prime suspect. And the deadly toll it exacts often...
California whooping cough outbreak largest in decades
  In the midst of what could be the largest whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years — and the death...
Hospital infection deaths caused by ignorance and neglect, survey finds
Deadly yet easily preventable bloodstream infections continue to plague American hospitals because facility...