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Bigorexia: a dangerous push to bulk up

Bigorexia: a dangerous push to bulk up »Play Video
A man works out at PRO Sports Club in Bellevue, Wash.

A growing number of men have a complex psychiatric disorder called bigorexia, or muscle dysmorphia.  Men with the disorder don't see muscular in the mirror.  Instead, they see scrawny and weak.

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater bumps fists with a fan as he arrives for NFL football training camp Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mankata, Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola
In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)
An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2007 file photo, Lauren Fant, left, winces as she has her third and final application of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine administered by nurse Stephanie Pearson at a doctor's office in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentially dangerous consequences.

Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies

Researchers say an experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in tests on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people
Image shows cancer tissue indicated by white arrows from an Axial CT scan. Researchers have found cancers of this and other types are more likely in cats and dogs who have had repeated exposure to secondhand smoke. (AP Photo/Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)
Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

 No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp
In this June 25, 2014 photo, Chief Medical Resident Julia Vermylen, right, critiques interns after a breaking bad news exercise during intern boot camp, taught by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)
First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.

Free birth control is emerging standard for women

Free birth control is emerging standard for women
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.

Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun

Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun
Wouldn't you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time alone with your thoughts? Maybe not, says a study of volunteers who actually tried it.

Studies question UN strategies to save mothers

Studies question UN strategies to save mothers
FILE- In this July 25, 2010 file photo, traditional birth attendant Magret Atieno assists Mary Wairimu into a position to give birth, during labor in the Korogocho neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)
In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies - usually inexpensive drugs - deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.

More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes
A man holds a cigarette and a pack with a picture of a cancer patient printed on it at a street in Montevideo, Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years.