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In the spirit of "never forget," a documentary about how thousands of American hemophiliacs became infected with the emerging AIDS virus is being released publicly Wednesday in honor of World AIDS Day.
Got milk? You may need a couple cups more than today's food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don't go overboard: Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there's no proof that megadoses prevent cancer or other ailments _ sure to frustrate backers of the so-called sunshine vitamin.
The amount of vitamin D recommended daily, from food or dietary supplements, in a report Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine:
A new government report shows more Americans are getting tested for the AIDS virus.
Health regulators say two drugs from GlaxoSmithKline and Merck reduce the risk of prostate tumors in men, though scientists complain the companies only studied a small number of African Americans, who are at high risk for prostate cancer.
Scientists are reporting early success at transforming one kind of specialized cell into another, a feat of biological alchemy that doctors may someday perform inside a patient's body to restore health.
A new report on eating disorders cites data showing a sharp increase in children's hospitalizations for such problems.
A leading medical group says there's some evidence that probiotics, or "good" bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children.
Purdue women's basketball player Drey Mingo has been released from a hospital after five days of treatment for bacterial meningitis.