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UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to be safer.

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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a…

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Food therapy used in pets

For one Central Florida couple, figuring out what was wrong with their Scottish terrier was all they could think about.

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No soap in kitchen at one restaurant, roaches in ice at...

At Thai Spice on Kelvin Drive near Rice Village, there was no soap or hand towels in the kitchen, meaning there was no way for employees to wash their hands, inspectors said. 

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Houston specialist makes device for conjoined twins

Physical therapists and nurses have been doing everything they could to make the Mata twins comfortable for months to promote healing and be ready for their separation surgery.

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Help find a cure for breast cancer with tissue donation

The call is going out to women of all ethnic backgrounds. Doctors and researchers in Houston are hoping you can help them find a cure for breast cancer.

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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

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Gerbils replace rats as plague suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.

But now suspicion is falling on another rodent with a much cuddlier reputation: the gerbil.

A team of…

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Study: Vitamin deficiency more closely linked to diabetes

For years medical experts have said obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study says it could be a deficiency in vitamin D rather than a person's weight that increases their risk of diabetes.

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New procedure promises natural-looking lip enhancement

The days of “duck face” are now a thing of the past thanks to a new, more natural-looking lip enhancement procedure.

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