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Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million To Stanford For Curing All Allergies In 10 Years

Tech billionaire Sean Parker is pledging $24 million toward a Stanford University campaign to develop a cure for all allergies with one single treatment.

6 hours ago

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Health Officials Warn This Year’s Flu Vaccine Won’t Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of Influenza

Health officials weren’t sure if the new strain would become a significant problem in the U.S., but lab specimens from patients have shown that the most commonly seen flu bug so far is the new strain of H3N2.

12/04/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/02/2014

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Zombie Health Symposium In Oakland Reveals Survival Tips For The Living And Undead

Now that the World Series is over, you can focus on more important matters — like preparing for a zombie apocalypse.

10/30/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

New Federal Guidelines For Those At Highest Risk Of Contracting Ebola Conflict With State-Issued Rules

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.

10/27/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

UC Medical Centers Declared Priority Hospitals For Ebola Care

Five University of California medical centers, including one at University of California at San Francisco, are now considered priority hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases in California.

10/25/2014

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (2nd L) hugs Nina Pham (3rd L), the nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dallas Nurse Treated For Ebola Released From Hospital Virus-Free

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus.

10/24/2014

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CDC Releases Revised Guidelines For Protecting Medical Staff From Ebola

Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers had pushed hard for after two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

10/21/2014

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - SEPTEMBER 28:  A pet owner hydrates his Siberian Husky during the World Rabies Day celebrations on September 28, 2013 in Cainta Municipality, Philippines. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images for WSPA)

Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies Outbreaks

There have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.

10/20/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

EBOLA REALITY CHECK: With Ebola Outbreak Hype Gripping America, Some Facts To Put It All In Perspective

It could be the fear of a hemorrhagic fever escaping from Africa, attacking the very heartland of America. It could be pictures of victims bleeding from every part of their body, writing in pain. The disease is fearsome, but beyond the sensational headlines, a little perspective may help calm fears.

10/17/2014

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