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Nokubheka, 12, had to move away from her family and into a hospital for treatment against drug-resistant tuberculosis.

A 'Silent Killer' Returns: Live Chat With Filmmaker On Fighting TB

The world has a new epidemic on its hand: drug-resistant tuberculosis.

We're not talking about the kind of TB that doctors can cure with a few weeks of standard antibiotics.

This disease is way more dangerous. It outwits the best medicines we have against it and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to kill in a single person.

Drug-resistant TB is on the rise around the world. And it's even cropping up here in the United States.

A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside in Oso, Wash., on Tuesday.

Map Warns Of Patches Susceptible To Landslides

Searchers in Washington are using bulldozers and bare hands to work their way through debris at the scene of Saturday's mudslide near the tiny community of Oso. At least 24 people are believed to have died.

The ReliefLink app is a mood-tracking tool intended to help people who are contemplating suicide.

Therapists' Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor's office and crowded Metro rides. But what if an app could actually help with mental health?

Researchers from Hunter College and the City University of New York say they've developed an app that can reduce anxiety.

Ka-thunk. This pothole repair crew in East Lansing, Mich., met its match.

Photo: Pothole Tries To Eat Pothole Repair Truck

There's just something oddly appropriate about this photo from East Lansing, Mich., after a winter that's been so hard for so many people across the nation.

Fewer People Are Getting Infections In Hospitals, But Many Still Die

Hospital-acquired infections continue to be a big problem in health care, with 4 percent of patients getting a new infection while hospitalized, a study finds. And 11 percent of those infections turn deadly.

It's the first time that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has attempted to catalog all hospital infections, not just the infections with germs on their watch list. Researchers surveyed 183 hospitals nationwide, emphasizing smaller community hospitals.

The package for the weight-loss drug alli should look like this.

Bogus Pills Found In Bottles Of Weight-Loss Drug In 7 States

The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline warned consumers that some lots of alli, its over-the-counter weight loss drug, appear to have been tampered with after people reported finding the wrong pills in bottles.

The bogus pills were found in bottles bought in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas, GlaxoSmithKline reported on Wednesday.

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