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Smoke rises from cargo trains that collided near Goodwell, Okla., in 2012, killing an engineer and two crewmen. The engineer had sped through a series of yellow and red lights, and an NTSB investigation faulted his deteriorating eyesight and inadequate medical screening that failed to identify his vision problems

Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.

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Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real...

In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended indefinitely. But others, given time, will eke...

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being...

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Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

The Japanese stem cell scientist who was accused of misconduct by her own research institution apologized Wednesday for making careless...

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

New research suggests the Internal Revenue Service should expand the list of acceptable explanations for procrastinators' yearly extension...

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Researchers in Europe say glucosamine helped to extend the life span of worms and aging mice by mimicking a low-carbohydrate diet.

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and...

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

By the time they have reached the fourth grade, African American boys who have run a childhood gantlet of poverty, shifting family...

Medical cost of childhood obesity is $19,000, researchers say

Medical cost of childhood obesity is $19,000, researchers say

Are the millions of dollars spent to try to reverse childhood obesity a good investment? One answer might be found in the cost if the...

Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room...

Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

ALBUQUERQUE — When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they...

Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers

Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers

Amy Soergel's lip gloss was making her sick. The problem, she realized, was gluten — hydrologized wheat protein, to be exact. Then she...

Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

Three gay men who contracted meningitis have died of the disease, officials said Thursday, heightening calls in West Hollywood and beyond...

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