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Health Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people
Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.
Health Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
Health  No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp
First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.
Health Free birth control is emerging standard for women Free birth control is emerging standard for women
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.
Health Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun
Wouldn't you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time alone with your thoughts? Maybe not, says a study of volunteers who actually tried it.
Health Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat
During summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Residents using the centers should bring their own books, puzzles or games to pass the time. Water and snacks will be provided.
Health Studies question UN strategies to save mothers Studies question UN strategies to save mothers
In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies - usually inexpensive drugs - deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.