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Quality of life can impact cancer recovery Mayo Clinic doctors say

Recovering from cancer is no easy task, and now Mayo Clinic doctors say your quality of life, before your treatment even begins, may influence how quickly you recover. More>>

Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

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From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have... More>>

Hospitals see surge in kids' breathing problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities say they've been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that's sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states. More>>

FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity

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Federal health experts say a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk should be approved for a new use in treating obesity. More>>

Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

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Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests. More>>

Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

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Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity. More>>

Enterovirus not yet found in Wisconsin Video included

Health officials say there's no evidence that a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 10 states has been found in Wisconsin. More>>

Health officials say virus has likely arrived

Health officials say it's likely a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 10 states has made its way to Minnesota. But, there have been no confirmed cases as health care... More>>

Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of children

Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. More>>

Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

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Hospitals are becoming safer for very sick children, according to a new study that found steep declines in dangerous infections sometimes transmitted through treatments in intensive care units. More>>

FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

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Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments. More>>

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