The EPA has awarded the Virginia Tech researcher who first identified lead in water systems in Flint, Michigan, and Washington, DC, with a $1.9 million grant to study other American cities where lead-tainted water is suspected -- but where residents are struggling to get help from their governments.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 31 additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in the ongoing outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.

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Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.

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The fate of 23-month-old Alfie Evans will be decided Wednesday by judges at the UK Court of Appeal where his parents are appealing a ruling made by the High Court on Tuesday to prevent the child from leaving the country for medical treatment.

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors.

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The Food and Drug Administration says it is re-examining the safety of a medication that was approved despite concerns that not enough was known about the drug's risks.

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More than 150 hospitalizations, including four deaths, are related to synthetic cannabinoids laced with rat poison in the Illinois area, according to health officials.

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What does child care look like in other countries? Here is just a sampling of the child care options available to families around the world and how much such options cost.

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Mushrooms are often praised because of what they don't contribute to the diet, but that was selling them short. They are very healthy foods and could have medicinal properties.

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It took a devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami to transform Misaki Tanaka's view of disaster relief and inspire her inner social entrepreneur.

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The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, according to a news release issued Monday.

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America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.

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Research suggests that if safe and regulated medicinal marijuana were made available nationally, up to 10,000 lives could be saved every year.

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How can you get your kid or teen excited about exercise, and how much physical activity is ideal for growing bodies? Experts weigh in with answers, exercising tips and new research efforts.

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Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found.

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