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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.
Health Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
Health Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.