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Dips in hospitalizations, deaths may reflect diagnosis coding changes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — U.K. health officials are increasing their surveillance for any potential disease outbreaks that could disrupt the London Olympics this summer.
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NEW YORK (AP) — For years, women have been urged to get screened for breast cancer because the earlier it's found, the better. Now researchers are reporting more evidence suggesting that's not always the case.
BOSTON (AP) — The nation's first full face transplant recipient says he can feel his daughter's kisses now, a year after the procedure.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests that long-term use of any type of hormones to ease menopause symptoms can raise a woman's risk of breast cancer.
CHICAGO (AP) — Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: They seem to have more trouble clearing HPV, the virus that causes the disease.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government's biosecurity advisers said Friday they support publishing research studies showing how scientists made new easy-to-spread forms of bird flu because the studies, now revised, don't reveal details bioterrorists could use.