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Obama's new health secretary nominee draws early Republican fire

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate ...  More »

In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was ac...  More »

Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says. "There aren't any...  More »

Campfire Precautions Can Protect Kids From Burns

SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Campfires are exciting for kids but they also can be dangerous without supervision and simple precautions, an expert warns. Tripping and falling at campfire sites are common causes of burns, particularly ...  More »

Sebelius says she told Obama staying 'wasn't an option'

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned last week, says she made the decision to leave and told President Barack Obama last month that staying on "wasn't an option". In her first interview since the ...  More »

Stocks face earnings blues after tech slide

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wrenching selloff in U.S. high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week. "There's skepticism...  More »

China's tap water cleared of benzene in some areas: Xinhua

The Chinese city of Lanzhou has cancelled emergency measures in two districts after tests of water samples there found no more cancer-inducing benzene, the state news agency Xinhua reported. Residents in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, Gansu pr...  More »

Mudslide menaces fabled Pacific Northwest salmon, trout river

By Eric M. Johnson OSO, Washington (Reuters) - Watching the now murky river from his kitchen window, Bill Best speaks in low tones of neighbors buried by a massive mudslide, where damage to salmon and steelhead trout spawning beds only adds to the...  More »

Yemen reports first case of deadly MERS-coronavirus

Yemen reported its first case of the deadly MERS coronavirus on Sunday in a further spread of the deadly strain in the Middle East two years after its outbreak in neighboring Saudi Arabia. "Medical personnel have recorded one case of the cor...  More »

Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday. The highly pathogenic H5...  More »

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