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UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to be safer.

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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of pe...

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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

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Gerbils replace rats as plague suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.

But now suspicion is falling on another rodent with a much cuddlier reputation: the gerbil.

A team of scientis...

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Study: Vitamin deficiency more closely linked to diabetes

For years medical experts have said obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study says it could be a deficiency in vitamin D rather than a person's weight that increases their risk of diabetes.

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Study: Fight peanut allergy with peanuts

Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives "nut-free." But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them.

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1 dead from superbug in N.C.

The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN.

Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, sa...

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Ebola: Liberia to reopen borders, lift curfew

Liberia is reopening its land border crossings shut down during the Ebola outbreak, a positive sign in a nation that was the epicenter of the deadly virus. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also lifted a nationwide curfew.

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CDC: New virus discovered after man's death

The CDC has discovered a new virus that may have contributed to a Kansas man's death, the agency announced Friday.

Named the Bourbon virus after the county where the patient lived, the virus is likely spread by tick or insect bites, the Centers for Di...

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CA hospital: Scopes behind superbug outbreak

The superbug CRE outbreak connected to two patient deaths at a UCLA hospital was caused by two medical scopes that still carried the deadly bacteria even after disinfection guidelines were followed, hospital officials said Thursday.

That finding highl...

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