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Celebrate America at these fun 4th of July events

The only exception to the rule is public displays that have received the proper permits. TIME: 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. - The Mountain View Hospital Riverfest wil...


Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor

It was nearly exactly a year later when she received a phone call - she was a match to an anonymous 1-year-old child many miles away. "... I was having trouble ...


Bad hand-washing habits are spreading unsafe bacteria, USDA warns

It found that 97 percent of people weren't following the necessary steps to wash their hands. The researchers of the study examined over 300 people and plac...


Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails: doctor

A dermatologist who treated the woman says the tiny "doctor fish " ( Garra rufa ) that feasted on the 20-something's feet somehow triggered onychomadesis - a c...


Exciting progress in development of artifical ‘ovaries’

Artificial ovaries bring new hopes for young cancer patients, as a team of Danish researchers pointing at the novel treatment that they hope one day will be...


Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

But coffee drinkers in the United Kingdom study didn't have higher risks than nondrinkers of dying from heart disease and other blood pressure-related causes. "...


Dozens Fall Ill in Texas Outbreak: What Is Cyclospora?

From 2001 to 2011, the number of cyclosporiasis cases in Texas was in the single to low double digits, according to state data . Cyclosporiasis is an intesti...


Cancer survivor is flower girl in bone marrow donor's wedding

Something special happened at the wedding of Hayden Hatfield Ryals and guests witnessed a small cute girl named Skye savren-McCormik who was saved by the bone ...


Excessive heat warning issued for Louisville and Jefferson County

Children and pets should not be left alone in vehicles, and everyone should watch out for the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These include seniors...


Drinking coffee, even decaf or instant, may help you live longer

Drawing information from the UK's Biobank data resource, which holds information on around nine million people, researchers were also able to profile British ja...


Shark pulls woman overboard in Australia

Please ignore words like "shocking" and whatnot, as this is basically just footage of a shark behaving exactly as one might expect a shark to behave. "All I cou...


Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

During the company's earnings call Thursday morning, Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina said in response to a question about the PillPack deal that the pharm...


Apparently only 3% of us know how to wash our hands properly

After recording the cooking and cleaning sessions scientists found only 3% of the volunteers followed the correct hand-washing steps, as recommended by the U...


Air pollution causes one in seven new cases of diabetes

Air pollution is thought to trigger inflammation and reduce the ability of the pancreas to manage insulin production. In the future, if the volume of industri...


A year after taking over at GE, Flannery is still cutting

It was an original member of the Dow Jones industrials dating back to 1896. On Tuesday, the drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance replaced General electric...


Coli Lawsuit Filed As Huge Outbreak That Sickened 210 Ends

When eight inmates at an Alaska prison got sick, FDA investigators traced the illness back to whole-head romaine lettuce that was harvested from Harrison Farms ...


Summer’s First NYC West Nile Virus Case Reported

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus , which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation...


Bad hand-washing habits are spreading risky bacteria, USDA warns

The percentage is appalling: 97 percent of people failed to properly clean their hands in the collaborative study by the USDA, RTI International and N.C. Here...


New Study Finds a Frightening Percentage of Americans Don't Exercise Enough

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says each week, people between 18-and-64 should do at least 150-minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of v...


Studies to Find How Long We’re Going to Live

They found that the odds of dying after reaching 105 essentially plateaued. That is, you aren't any more likely to die at 110 than at 105. Using similar longe...