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September 19, 2016
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph depicts four magenta-colored, spherical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in the process of being phagocytized by a blue-colored human white blood cells in this undated handout photo. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Handout via REUTERS
'Superbugs' resistant to drugs may push millions into poverty
September 19, 2016 - 8:48pm
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The usual blood sugar testing devices may be replaced with a small device that’s worn on the upper arm, which automatically checks blood sugar every 15 minutes and stores the information. A separate reader device then displays the readings for the past 8 hours.
Wearable device helps reduce low blood sugar episodes
September 19, 2016 - 8:30pm
In this undated photo, the John Amos coal-fired power plant is visible behind a home in Poca, West Virginia. With coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state's coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures. REUTERS
Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden
September 19, 2016 - 2:08pm
Health equity project seeks candidates for community panel
September 19, 2016 - 9:26am
September 16, 2016
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks as official Jim Bishop listens on at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2016.    REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy/Pool
Vice President Biden gives new push on 'Cancer Moonshot' clinical trials
September 16, 2016 - 9:49pm
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Women in the Norwegian Women and Cancer Study who had used sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher at least once in their lives were about 33 percent less likely to develop melanoma during the study than women who used only weaker sunscreens.
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
September 16, 2016 - 8:52am
September 15, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Granlund is a national syndicated cartoonist based in Minnesota.
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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 15, 2016 - 7:46am
September 13, 2016
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Overall, an estimated 24 million nonsmoking children and youths are exposed to secondhand smoke in the U.S., largely because of parents who smoke. This exposure can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy.
Secondhand smoke can hurt kids years after exposure
September 13, 2016 - 1:27pm
September 12, 2016
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More evidence of a link between C-sections and childhood obesity
September 12, 2016 - 7:00am
Health Calendar for Sept.12
September 12, 2016 - 12:45am
September 11, 2016
Passengers make their way through a TSA checkpoint at Reagan National Airport at the start of the Independence Day holiday weekend in Washington, U.S.,  July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
When an airport scanner sees a cyst as a security threat
September 11, 2016 - 9:49pm
September 3, 2016
A woman lies in the grass reading a book and listening to music April 14, 2014, at Columbia University in New York. 

Reuters
Upbeat music may make people more cooperative
September 3, 2016 - 9:12am
September 2, 2016
Minnesota obesity rate drops, remains lower than neighboring states
September 2, 2016 - 9:00pm
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, seen here in Cincinnati on Aug. 31, said "Over the past year, we've seen far too many examples of drug companies raising prices excessively for long-standing, life-saving treatments with little or no new innovation or R&D." REUTERS / Bryan Woolston
Clinton announces plan to address 'unjustified' price hikes on life-saving drugs
September 2, 2016 - 6:14pm
September 1, 2016
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Mobile apps and web-based programs targeting improved diet, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation or reducing alcohol use can help people reach health goals.
Online tools help people improve their health but need more study
September 1, 2016 - 7:36am