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New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer'sViruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's. But the findings don't prove viruses cause Alzheimer's, nor do they suggest it's contagious.
Venomous Caterpillar Sends Teen To Emergency RoomA teenager in Florida experienced "the worst pain of his life" after coming in contact with a venomous caterpillar.
Texas Company Recalls Nearly 500 Pounds Of Ground BeefA Texas company has recalled 489 pounds of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.
WHO To Stop Classifying Transgender People As Mentally IllThe WHO announced Monday that "gender incongruence" has been moved out of the mental disorders classification. It will now be discussed as a topic of sexual health.
Gatorade Is Going Sugarless For The First Time In HistoryGatorade is ditching sugar. Gatorade Zero, a thirst quencher without sugar or carbs, hit stores around the country this week. It comes in orange, lemon lime and glacier cherry.
FDA Backs Off 'Added Sugar' Label For Maple Syrup & HoneyThe FDA is backing off of its plan to label pure natural products, like maple syrup and honey, as containing added sugars. Critics called the plan misleading, illogical and confusing.
CVS Now Delivers Prescriptions & Other Items To Your HomeCVS said that it will deliver prescriptions nationwide, as well as other items like allergy medicines, vitamins or household products. The service will cost $4.99 and take one or two days.
U.S. Could Back 1st Pot-Derived Medicine, And Some Are WorriedA pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant.
Disney Issues Seizure Warning About 'Incredibles 2' Animated MovieWhile the family-friendly film "Incredibles 2" crushed all animation box office records this weekend, it now comes with a medical warning.
WHO Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' As Mental Health ConditionThe WHO announced 'gaming disorder' as a new mental health condition to be included in the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases on Monday.
Texas Heart Transplant Program Resumes After SuspensionBaylor St. Luke's Medical Center's decision to temporarily halt its program came after a series of news reports revealing the departure of several top physicians and an unusually high number of patient deaths in recent years.