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Canadian Hospital Dog Trained to Sniff Out Deadly Superbugs

HEALTH | Aug 29
Many of the nation's leading medical institutions are losing the battle against superbugs, but one hospital in Vancouver, Canada, came up with a dog-sniffing approach to the crisis.

Elephant Tranquilizer Blamed for Recent Wave of Heroin Overdoses

HEALTH | Aug 28
Addicts often don't know what is mixed into the heroin they've picked up from their dealer.

New Guidelines Urge Less Added Sugars in Kids' Diets

HEALTH | Aug 25
The American Heart Association Monday issued its first-ever recommendations for added sugar.

Rising Cost of Life-Saving EpiPen Leaves Some at Risk

HEALTH | Aug 21
Forty-three million Americans are at risk for anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. They need to carry EpiPens everywhere they go -- but the cost is soaring.

Staying the Fitness Course

FITNESS | By Blake Beckcom | Aug 20
Face it, not all workouts are the same. The point in the end, is that you walk away feeling better about you, due to the "At least I did not bail" factor.

Confronting the Threat of the Zika Virus

HEALTH | Aug 20
Florida's Zika count spiked Monday after two more local cases of Zika were confirmed in Miami.

Zika Researchers Seeking Volunteers Willing to be Infected

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 19
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.

Insurer Aetna Slashes ACA Exchange Participation to 4 States

CORPORATE | By Tom Murphy | Aug 17
Aetna will become the latest health insurer to chop participation in the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges when it trims its presence to four states for 2017, from 15 this year.

DEA Punts on Marijuana Declassification Decision

HEALTH | Aug 13
The DEA has declined to remove marijuana from its list of dangerous drugs in the United States. However, the administration will be increasing research.

U.S. Approves GMO Mosquito Test, But No Release Imminent

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Aug 9
Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the insects will be immediately dispatched in the state's fight against the spread of Zika.

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