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Colombia-disability

Meet the man redefining 'disabled' in Colombia

As a young man with cerebral palsy, Jeison Aristiz√°bal has fought his entire life to overcome the obstacles in his way.

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WHO weighs emergency measures for yellow fever vaccine

In Angola, the worst outbreak of yellow fever in three decades may result in a vaccine shortage. If this happens, fractional dosing -- giving one-fifth the standard amount of vaccine -- could be used to control an outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic disease.

Flint water plant

Flint water crisis: How bad was it?

The residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to face an unprecedented crisis over lead in water. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes clear how much damage was done.

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What does Brexit mean for UK health care?

After voting Thursday to leave the European Union, citizens of the United Kingdom now face the consequences, including the potential impact on their health care services.

College graduates

Study: College education linked to brain tumor risk

A Swedish study suggests that people who attend college may be more likely to develop certain types of brain tumors.

Heroin needle

Worldwide drug use steady, but heroin on rise in U.S.

Worldwide, drug use has remained steady over the past four years, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, researchers found that heroin use in the United States is up 145 percent since 2007.

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Hundreds arrested for millions in health care fraud

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it's charging hundreds of individuals across the country with committing Medicare fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It's the largest takedown in history -- both in terms of the number of people cha...

Brain eating amoeba

Ohio teen dies from brain-eating amoeba

A brain-eating amoeba took the life a teenager who went on a church trip in Charlotte, North Carolina, health officials said Wednesday.

Dad scar tattoo

Dad gets scar tattoo to support son fighting cancer

Josh Marshall's tattoo is definitely cooler than yours. The Kansas man noticed his young son, who's battling brain cancer, was self-conscious about the scar left behind on his head after a surgery.

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Unlikely drug may block breast cancer

Scientists might have just pinpointed a nonsurgical way for women at a high risk of breast cancer to minimize their chances of developing the devastating disease.

Most men know that prostate cancer is something they could be at-risk for, but how much do you really know about the disease? What are the signs and how do you know if you are at-risk?

Heart Health

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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