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Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Consumer Reports: Why rice & kids might not mix Consumer Reports: Why rice & kids might not mix (Video)
Several variations of rice and rice products contain concerning levels of arsenic. Consumer Reports used data from the FDA and its own testing to recommend limits for how much rice kids and adults should eat. The testing also indicates the types of rice and other grains with lower levels of arsenic.
Health Administration says HealthCare.gov working well Administration says HealthCare.gov working well
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
Health Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.
Health Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.
Health Ebola: Scientists try to predict how bad it can get Ebola: Scientists try to predict how bad it can get
Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
Health New home test shakes up colon cancer screening New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Health New military medical team to help with Ebola in US New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Health Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
Health Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
Health Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Health Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely
Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.
Health Viagra ads target women for 1st time Viagra ads target women for 1st time
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.