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Researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales
Researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)
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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

 

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

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What do you know about mosquito bites?

There are a lot of myths about mosquitoes, including about how to defend against them and even how serious a threat they pose.

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A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Nigeria to screen airline travelers for Ebola

ABUJA (AP) -- Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveler from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.

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East Baltimore Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital,  where more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist were secretly photographed and videotaped  in the examining room. (AP Photo)
East Baltimore Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, where more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist were secretly photographed and videotaped in the examining room. (AP Photo)
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Female victims of doctor’s hidden camera can share in settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

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Is summer actually stressing us out?

You might imagine that summer would be the most relaxing time of the year, but it turns out for many that's not the case at all.

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his undated image provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency shows containers holding vials of steroids. (DEA via Getty Images)
his undated image provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency shows containers holding vials of steroids. (DEA via Getty Images)
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Study: More teens using human growth hormone

A recent study finds the use of human growth hormone among teens is spiking.

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Package of recalled peaches sold at BJ's
Package of recalled peaches sold at BJ's (FDA)
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Warning: Read this before you buy fresh fruit today

CUTLER, Calif. (AP) -- A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care?

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(Juriah Mosin, ThinkStock)
(Juriah Mosin, ThinkStock)
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Knee injuries in child athletes are preventable

More children across New Jersey and the country are suffering knee injuries playing youth sports.

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Purple Stride New Jersey (Photo by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)
Purple Stride New Jersey (Photo by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)
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Taking the fight to pancreatic cancer

Since 2007, the Northern New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has been raising money and awareness for the deadly disease.

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