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Health Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival
A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
Health Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted
Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision.
Health 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
Health No end yet to salmonella outbreak linked to chickens No end yet to salmonella outbreak linked to chickens
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.
Health First lady responds to school meal critics First lady responds to school meal critics
First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."