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Doctor At Center Of Deadly Sterilizations In India Arrested

The toll from the botched procedures is now 13, with scores more sick. Dr. R.K. Gupta, who has performed 50,000 sterilizations over his career, told Reuters that he was being made a scapegoat.

Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

3 Potential Ebola Therapies To Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve antiviral drugs. Meanwhile, in Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.

Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets And Cameras

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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Ga. Tech Professor Has Special Reason for Cheering Comet-Chasing Probe

A. Nepomuk Otte helped create the technology the orbiter will use to conduct its studies.

U.S. Would Consider 'Modest' Force For Complex Iraq Operations

The comments were made to a House panel by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Earlier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the battle against Islamic State militants would be "long and difficult."

Preemies May Be Exposed To High Levels Of Phthalates In The NICU

Chemicals in medical equipment can be transferred to patients, and it's a particular concern with premature infants whose bodies and brains are immature.

8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.

Yes, Doctor, I Took My Anti-HIV Meds (But Really, I Didn't)

African women signed up for a trial to test pills and gels that can prevent HIV. They swore they were complying. Only they weren't. Reasons range from conspiracy theories to ... skin care.