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WHO: 50% of illicit online pharmacies sell counterfeit meds

A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world's most popular prescription medications.

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Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old athlete

The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

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Study: Blind people can be racist, too

A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study.

The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with…

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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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