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Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Prompts Probe by Congress

The prices of common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said at a Senate hearing on Thursday.

How to Shovel Snow Without Having a Heart Attack

Fluffy, white snow may be the stuff of holiday greeting cards, but to cardiologists, it's a heart attack waiting to happen.

The Skinny on Nestl??'s New Exercise in a Bottle Project

Exercise in a bottle? Maybe someday.

5 Tricks to Burn More Calories

Tips to avoid the dreaded plateau.

Birthday Years Ending in 9 Prompt Big Life Decisions

Running your first marathon? Having an affair? There's a good chance you're a 9-ender.

Take a Tour of the Eerily Beautiful 'Golden Blood' Factory

A tour inside Britain's "Golden Blood" factory.

How Men and Women Differ in Zero Gravity

NASA releases new information about how men and women react differently to living in space.

Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Promoted Tumor Growth in Mice

A chemical in antibacterial soap promoted liver tumor growth in mice, researchers found.

Watch: The Truth About the Common Cold

Never mind what you think you know about colds. Dr. Timothy Johnson has the truth.

Why Your Mom Was Wrong About Cold Weather and the Flu

Find out why everyone gets sick in winter months. It may not be what you think.

Germy Perils of a French Kiss, Especially if You're Short

A 10-second kiss transfers up to 80 million bacteria, a new study finds.

Watch: Wintry Weather and Your Heart

Drs. Timothy Johnson and Barry Franklin discuss the specific risks posed by cold temperatures.

E-Smokers Rejoice Over 2014 Word of the Year

Word for e-smoking beat out "bae" and "slacktivism."

Cleveland Clinic Does Its 2nd Face Transplant

Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant; male patient was badly disfigured in car crash

New App Shows You What 200 Calories Looks Like

Think one tiny piece of pie won't sabotage your diet? Thanks to a new app that depicts 200 calories worth of common foods, you can stop kidding yourself.

Lady Transforms Into Dudes for Men's Health Awareness

Men aren???t the only ones rocking a mustache in honor of the Movember men???s health awareness movement.

Health Risks of Staying in a Stranger's Home

Bed bugs, allergens and other hazards of staying with strangers.

Spider-Man Swings Into Birthday Party for Terminally Ill Boy

Spider-Man surprised a 5-year-old boy who was in the middle of celebrating what may be his last birthday party.

Ebola-Stricken Surgeon Died Despite ZMapp, Plasma Transfusion

The latest Ebola patient flown the United States for treatment died today despite receiving two experimental treatments -- the drug ZMapp and a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor, officials with Nebraska Medical Center said.

Watch: After 2nd Ebola Death in US, Doctors Discuss Treatment

Dr. Martin Salia died just two days after arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Watch: Big Brother Blows Out Candles for Sister With Fatal Disease

Eliza O'Neill was diagnosed in July 2013 with Sanfilippo syndrome.

Watch: Ebola Doctor Died Despite ZMapp, Plasma Transfusion

Dr. Martin Salia was treating patients in Sierra Leone when he contracted the virus.

Teen Helped Save Baby Who Stopped Breathing at Walmart

A quick-thinking teenager is credited with helping to save the life of an 11-month-old baby who suddenly stopped breathing inside a Missouri Walmart.

Healthy Baking Swaps You Need to Try

This isn't your mother's kitchen.

Ways You???re Using Olive Oil Wrong

Fix your olive oil mistakes and learn how to use it correctly.

5th Birthday Bittersweet for Girl Losing Ability to Speak

Saving Eliza campaign raises more than $1 million toward cure for rare disease.

Heartbreaking Video Shows Man Singing 'Blackbird' to Dying Son

Musician Chris Picco's guitar echoes above the adjacent incubator, mixing in soothing chords amid the sadness.

5 Reasons Women Live Longer Than Men

Find out why ladies are so tough.

Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.