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Feds Trash Old Proposal On Animal Antibiotics

Back in the 1970s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grew increasingly concerned about the casual use of antibiotics in livestock production. Now, in the quiet days before Christmas, the agency quietly withdrew a proposal to regulate the industry's use of the drugs.

What's Sharing An Egg (Or Sperm) Among Friends?

If your child was conceived with a donor egg, should you tell her? What and when should you tell? A new study finds that donors and recipients often don't think that through before the child is born, even if they are relatives or good friends.

Americans Say Security Checks Are A Bigger Health Concern Than Flights

More than 1 in 5 respondents said they would refuse to be examined in one of the whole-body scanners now in many airports. A third of people under 35 said they would decline the scans.

Report: Cuts In Federal Funding Put Public Health Preparedness At Risk

State and local health departments are better prepared to handle for public health emergencies since the Sept. 11 attacks. But budget cuts are chipping away at those gains.

Medicare Can't Rescue Congress On Fix For Doctors' Pay

With official Washington trapped in partisan gridlock, doctors who treat Medicare patients are once again facing the prospect of a big cut in pay that almost no one supports.

Journal Retracts Key Study Linking Virus To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The journal Science has withdrawn a study from 2009 that suggested an obscure virus causes chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings raised patients' hopes for effective treatments. But scientists who raced to confirm the viral link failed to do so.