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Teen with brain-eating amoeba dies

A local 14-year-old boy battling a brain-eating amoeba has died.

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Pakistan's deadly fake drugs trade remains massive

Despite creation of a drug regulatory agency, the problem of counterfeit drugs remains a massive and deadly problem in Pakistan.

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Legionnaires' disease found at San Quentin prison

Inmates' time in San Quentin State Prison got a little harder Friday: The prison's water was turned off for a spell, and porta-potties brought in, because of a case of Legionnaires' disease.

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Fifth person in Texas dies of West Nile virus

Health officials say a fifth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus, with two victims in the Dallas area.

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Utah resident dies from plague

An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is…

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Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

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Local doctors recall treating Katrina evacuees

Doctors, nurses and residents from the Texas Medical Center who jumped into action to provide health care to Hurricane Katrina evacuees remember their experiences.

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Cypress Ridge football coaches healing after organ donation

Two football coaches from Cypress Ridge High School are back on the field after one donated an organ to the other.

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Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

Could people home-brew heroin? Well, not quite, but that notion became more plausible this month as scientists at Stanford University announced developing a technique essentially to covert yeast into potent painkillers.

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Amputees fight proposal to limit prosthetics

Amputee groups and prosthetic makers are rallying against a Medicare proposal they say will limit access to some limbs.

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