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SAO PAULO – A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald’s must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years. The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald’s hired “mystery […]

Jiggers, small flea like creatures that can cause body parts to rot is affecting thousands of people in Uganda and has killed 20 people in just two months. The Canadian Press Reports: KAMPALA, Uganda — A disease whose progression and symptoms seem straight out of a horror movie but which can be treated has killed […]

ATLANTA — Health officials estimate that 1 in 22 black Americans will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime – more than twice the risk for Hispanics and eight times that of whites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the numbers Thursday. The report says the lifetime risk is 1 in […]

A picture of pink goo has been circulating around the internet. Apparently, its what chicken nuggets are made of. Tech site, Gizmodo writes: There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly […]

Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit.

WASHINGTON – Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women. Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that’s only a portion of the real-life costs. George Washington University researchers added in things like employee sick days, lost productivity, even the need for extra […]

Shortly after catching a pass and scoring the winning touchdown, Hayward Demison Jr’s heart stopped, but fortunately lived. Reggie Garrett, the senior quarterback for West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Texas, collapsed on the sideline during a game Friday night and later died at a local hospital, according to reports.

An outbreak of salmonella illnesses linked to shell eggs has prompted a nationwide recall of 13 popular egg brands produced by an Iowa company and triggered a multi-state investigation that is expected to grow, federal health officials said Tuesday.

From CNN: When she was a public health administrator for the state of California, Kathryn Hall-Trujillo found that her greatest challenge was paying for babies who were born sick.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Mosquito-borne dengue fever is reaching epidemic stages across the Caribbean, with dozens of deaths reported and health authorities concerned it could get much worse as the rainy season advances.

From SciencNews.com: In a case of natural selection with a twist, genetic variants that confer protection against disease in Africa seem to place African Americans half a world away at elevated risk of kidney failure, a new study finds.