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  • E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

    E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:11:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:54:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. In a large study of company wellness programs released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, e-cigarettes worked no ...(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. In a large study of company wellness programs released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, e-cigarettes worked no ...
    In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did.
    In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did.
  • Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

    Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:32:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:54:37 GMT
    A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress.
    A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress.
  • Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:42:41 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:43:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo sits in her home with her stack of bills from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates a...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo sits in her home with her stack of bills from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates a...
    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain.
    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain.
  • Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:21:57 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-05-25 08:57:51 GMT
    Congo's Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country's Equateur province.
    Congo's Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country's Equateur province.
  • US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:48 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:36:33 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...(HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...

    Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

    Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

  • 2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

    2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:53 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:53:03 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:05:27 GMT
    The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.
    The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.
  • An MRI at one hospital could cost hundreds less at another

    An MRI at one hospital could cost hundreds less at another

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:46:28 GMT

    Simple medical tests or procedures such as MRI's or blood tests could vary in costs by the hundreds at different medical facilities. 

    Simple medical tests or procedures such as MRI's or blood tests could vary in costs by the hundreds at different medical facilities. 

  • Mussels near Seattle test positive for opioids

    Mussels near Seattle test positive for opioids

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:24:26 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:11:18 GMT

    After people consume oxycodone, some of it ends up in the toilet and goes into wastewater.

    After people consume oxycodone, some of it ends up in the toilet and goes into wastewater.

  • Pregnant mother battled cancer, gave birth to healthy baby boy

    Pregnant mother battled cancer, gave birth to healthy baby boy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:46 AM EDT2018-05-24 07:46:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:46 AM EDT2018-05-24 07:46:23 GMT
    As long as a woman is into her second trimester, emerging research is showing it’s OK to treat several cancers, especially breast cancer. (Source: KCTV/CNN)As long as a woman is into her second trimester, emerging research is showing it’s OK to treat several cancers, especially breast cancer. (Source: KCTV/CNN)

    As long as a woman is into her second trimester, emerging research is showing it’s OK to treat several cancers, especially breast cancer.

    As long as a woman is into her second trimester, emerging research is showing it’s OK to treat several cancers, especially breast cancer.

  • Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

    Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:12:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-05-24 05:15:55 GMT

    The sweeping measure would allow veterans to see private doctors when they do not receive the treatment they expected, with the approval of a Department of Veterans Affairs health provider.

    The sweeping measure would allow veterans to see private doctors when they do not receive the treatment they expected, with the approval of a Department of Veterans Affairs health provider.

  • 3-year-old MS girl beats odds, will have life-changing surgery

    3-year-old MS girl beats odds, will have life-changing surgery

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:35:05 GMT
    Zoey (Left), Tishana (Middle), and Quantrel Alford (Right) (Source: WMC Action News 5)Zoey (Left), Tishana (Middle), and Quantrel Alford (Right) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Beating the odds. It's the inspiring story of a 3-year-old Mississippi girl who doctors thought would never survive an awful diagnosis. 

    Beating the odds. It's the inspiring story of a 3-year-old Mississippi girl who doctors thought would never survive an awful diagnosis. 

  • What are you swimming in? CDC warns about water park, pool and hot tub water

    What are you swimming in? CDC warns about water park, pool and hot tub water

    Between 2000 and 2014, more than 27,000 people got sick from water in pools, hot tubs, spas and water parks/playgrounds.

    Between 2000 and 2014, more than 27,000 people got sick from water in pools, hot tubs, spas and water parks/playgrounds.

  • The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

    The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:21:53 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:26:03 GMT
    The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.
    The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.
  • Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

    Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:12:01 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:23:25 GMT
    Officials say a deadly virus has killed at least three people in south India, and medical teams have been dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died and others are badly ill.
    Officials say a deadly virus has killed at least three people in south India, and medical teams have been dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died and others are badly ill.
  • The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

    The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:05:48 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:25:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this May 16, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washing...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this May 16, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washing...
    The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on harmful water contaminants.
    The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on harmful water contaminants.
  • Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

    Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:12:53 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:14:20 GMT
    The Red Cross says there have been 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding combatants protect staff and...
    The Red Cross says there have been 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.
  • Study: Egg a day may reduce heart disease risk

    Study: Egg a day may reduce heart disease risk

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-22 16:05:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 16:10:33 GMT
    Researchers say this new information could be good news for eggs which have gotten a bad reputation due to cholesterol concerns. (Source: CNN)Researchers say this new information could be good news for eggs which have gotten a bad reputation due to cholesterol concerns. (Source: CNN)

    Researchers say this new information could be good news for eggs which have gotten a bad reputation due to cholesterol concerns. 

    Researchers say this new information could be good news for eggs which have gotten a bad reputation due to cholesterol concerns. 

  • Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

    Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:22:03 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-05-22 10:24:45 GMT
    Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign.
    Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign.
  • Keto Diet promises rapid weight loss, but is it healthy?

    Keto Diet promises rapid weight loss, but is it healthy?

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:19:03 GMT
    (Source: Stephanie Rice)(Source: Stephanie Rice)

    Adding high fat cream and butter to her morning coffee is a ritual for Stephanie Rice.

    Adding high fat cream and butter to her morning coffee is a ritual for Stephanie Rice.

  • War on pain: The other side of opioids

    War on pain: The other side of opioids

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:30:54 GMT
    What about the people who use prescription opioids as a means of treating ongoing issues?What about the people who use prescription opioids as a means of treating ongoing issues?

    The opioid epidemic always makes headlines from the perspective of those who are addicted, or lives lost, but what about the people who use prescription opioids as a means of treating ongoing issues?

    The opioid epidemic always makes headlines from the perspective of those who are addicted, or lives lost, but what about the people who use prescription opioids as a means of treating ongoing issues?

  • San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

    San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:21:54 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:44:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2016, file photo, a number of syringes are scattered in the remains of a tent city being cleared by city workers along Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor says he plans to send ...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2016, file photo, a number of syringes are scattered in the remains of a tent city being cleared by city workers along Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor says he plans to send ...
    San Francisco's mayor plans to send medical teams to city streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts.
    San Francisco's mayor plans to send medical teams to city streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts.
  • US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

    US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:20:12 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:33:01 GMT
    US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. (Source: Raycom Media)US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. (Source: Raycom Media)

    US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.

    US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.

  • Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

    Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:11 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:11:15 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:24:35 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. (Source:  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. (Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

  • Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

    Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:30 AM EDT2018-05-19 08:30:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-05-20 08:14:02 GMT
    Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon.
    Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon.
  • After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

    After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:40 AM EDT2018-05-18 07:40:15 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:23:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bompengo). In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, people suspected of having the Ebola Virus wait at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 milli...(AP Photo/John Bompengo). In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, people suspected of having the Ebola Virus wait at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 milli...
    14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting.
    14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting.
  • Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

    Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:30:32 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:41:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, police officers remove a tent left by the homeless in San Diego during ongoing efforts to sanitize neighborhoods to control the spread of hepatitis A. A San Diego County grand ju...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, police officers remove a tent left by the homeless in San Diego during ongoing efforts to sanitize neighborhoods to control the spread of hepatitis A. A San Diego County grand ju...
    A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies.
    A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies.
  • Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

    Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:30:12 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:50:57 GMT
    (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP). Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern ...(Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP). Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern ...
    Stars undeterred from helping fight AIDS at first post-Weinstein amfAR gala at Cannes Film Festival.
    Stars undeterred from helping fight AIDS at first post-Weinstein amfAR gala at Cannes Film Festival.
  • Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

    Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:49:48 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:42:58 GMT
    The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans.
    The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans.
  • Correction: Congo-Ebola story

    Correction: Congo-Ebola story

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-05-17 09:19:35 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:10:30 GMT
    a health care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AP Photo/John Bompengo)a health care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AP Photo/John Bompengo)

    Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to the capital of the country's Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest.

    Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to the capital of the country's Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest.

  • Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work

    Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:42:35 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-18 13:54:25 GMT
    A North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and keeping human fat in plastic bags is back in business after her lawyer persuaded a judge that the suspension of her medical license violated her due process...
    A North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and keeping human fat in plastic bags is back in business after her lawyer persuaded a judge that the suspension of her medical license violated her due process rights.
  • Man finds 26 ticks on his body from nature walk

    Man finds 26 ticks on his body from nature walk

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-05-18 12:00:54 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-05-18 12:00:54 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of tick diseases are increasing in the U.S. Part of that is knowing the signs and better testing. (Source: Pixabay, file image)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of tick diseases are increasing in the U.S. Part of that is knowing the signs and better testing. (Source: Pixabay, file image)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of tick diseases are increasing in the U.S. Part of that is knowing the signs and better testing.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of tick diseases are increasing in the U.S. Part of that is knowing the signs and better testing.

  • Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local

    Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local

    Thursday, May 17 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-17 19:51:36 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:03:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Dr. Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Mike Pence in Washington. Adams says he gave assistance to someone on a Delta Air Line...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Dr. Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Mike Pence in Washington. Adams says he gave assistance to someone on a Delta Air Line...
    The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, says opioid abuse is a problem nationwide, but only a small percentage of Americans think it's an emergency in their own communities.
    The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, says opioid abuse is a problem nationwide, but only a small percentage of Americans think it's an emergency in their own communities.
  • Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval

    Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:09:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:42:44 GMT
    Vermont's first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada will need federal approval from skeptical Trump officials.
    Vermont's first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada will need federal approval from skeptical Trump officials.
  • The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

    The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:03:22 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:23:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bompengo). In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, health care workers wear virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 millio...(AP Photo/John Bompengo). In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, health care workers wear virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 millio...
    Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths tied to cases in the country's northwest.
    Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths tied to cases in the country's northwest.
  • CDC: It's safe to eat romaine lettuce again

    CDC: It's safe to eat romaine lettuce again

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:21:13 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:21:13 GMT
    Since it began in March, the outbreak has killed one person and sickened 172 people in 32 states. (Source: CDC)Since it began in March, the outbreak has killed one person and sickened 172 people in 32 states. (Source: CDC)

    Since it began in March, the outbreak has killed one person and sickened 172 people in 32 states.

    Since it began in March, the outbreak has killed one person and sickened 172 people in 32 states.

  • A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

    A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:13:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:43:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File). FILE - In this June 3, 2010, file photo, Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, less than 2 ...(AP Photo/Jim Cole, File). FILE - In this June 3, 2010, file photo, Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, less than 2 ...
    Less than 2 percent of those eligible for lung cancer screening have sought it.
    Less than 2 percent of those eligible for lung cancer screening have sought it.
  • Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

    Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:09:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:13:09 GMT
    (F. Hoffmann-La Roche via AP). This undated image made available by F. Hoffmann-La Roche shows a vial of the company's Herceptin medication. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, many women with a common and aggressive form of breas...(F. Hoffmann-La Roche via AP). This undated image made available by F. Hoffmann-La Roche shows a vial of the company's Herceptin medication. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, many women with a common and aggressive form of breas...
    New research suggests that many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12.
    New research suggests that many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12.
  • FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

    FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:29:46 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:23:14 GMT
    (US WorldMeds via AP). This undated photo provided by US WorldMeds shows Lucemyra. Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting opioids.(US WorldMeds via AP). This undated photo provided by US WorldMeds shows Lucemyra. Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting opioids.
    FDA approves 1st nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms.
    FDA approves 1st nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms.
  • Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

    Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:42:24 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:23:04 GMT
    One of the largest Native American tribes is the first community in the US to implement a hepatitis C elimination program to treat its citizens; federal officials say the initiative could serve as a national model.
    One of the largest Native American tribes is the first community in the US to implement a hepatitis C elimination program to treat its citizens; federal officials say the initiative could serve as a national model.
  • Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

    Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:34:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:14:37 GMT

    Is there a doctor on board? No less than the U.S. surgeon general steps up to help with a medical emergency aboard a commercial flight.

    Is there a doctor on board? No less than the U.S. surgeon general steps up to help with a medical emergency aboard a commercial flight.

  • Vermont positioned for cheaper Canadian prescription drugs

    Vermont positioned for cheaper Canadian prescription drugs

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:29:41 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-05-17 14:32:55 GMT
    Vermont has become the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription drugs from Canada, but it's not clear whether it will happen because it needs federal approval and the White House has...
    Vermont has become the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription drugs from Canada, but it's not clear whether it will happen because it needs federal approval and the White House has not endorsed it.
  • 6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

    6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:33:41 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-05-17 13:01:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File). FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits alleging that a pharmaceutical company used deceptive m...(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File). FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits alleging that a pharmaceutical company used deceptive m...
    Six U.S. states are accusing the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.
    Six U.S. states are accusing the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.
  • Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

    Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:09:19 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-05-17 11:22:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Joe Reedy). John Morgan, who helped get Florida’s medical marijuana amendment on the ballot and passed in 2016, takes questions before a trial on whether the ban on smoking cannabis is allowed under the state constitution on Wednesday, May 16...(AP Photo/Joe Reedy). John Morgan, who helped get Florida’s medical marijuana amendment on the ballot and passed in 2016, takes questions before a trial on whether the ban on smoking cannabis is allowed under the state constitution on Wednesday, May 16...
    A Florida circuit court judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it.
    A Florida circuit court judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it.
  • Consumer Reports reveals best sunscreens for 2018

    Consumer Reports reveals best sunscreens for 2018

    Monday, May 14 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-14 18:52:12 GMT
    May 14, 2018 03:04 PM2018-05-17 01:23:12 GMT

    Consumer Reports only recommends 13 of the 73 sunscreen products it tested.

    Consumer Reports only recommends 13 of the 73 sunscreen products it tested.

  • Iowa abortion suit won't have easy path to US Supreme Court

    Iowa abortion suit won't have easy path to US Supreme Court

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:08:53 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:30:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Suzanna de Baca, left, and ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis look on during a news conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Planned Parenthood and...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Suzanna de Baca, left, and ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis look on during a news conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Planned Parenthood and...
    Constitutional law experts say the nation's strictest abortion law passed recently in Iowa likely will not have an easy path to the U.S. Supreme Court where supporters had hoped it would help end legalized abortion.
    Constitutional law experts say the nation's strictest abortion law passed recently in Iowa likely will not have an easy path to the U.S. Supreme Court where supporters had hoped it would help end legalized abortion.
  • The Latest: House agrees to expand private care for veterans

    The Latest: House agrees to expand private care for veterans

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:59:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:22:11 GMT
    House votes to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system.
    House votes to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system.
  • Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

    Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

    Monday, May 14 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-15 02:04:08 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:13:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File). FILE - This April 1, 2016 file photos shows a billboard above a gas station that reads "Feel The Burn," a play on then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign slogan, "Feel The Bern." It's actually promoting testing fo...(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File). FILE - This April 1, 2016 file photos shows a billboard above a gas station that reads "Feel The Burn," a play on then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign slogan, "Feel The Bern." It's actually promoting testing fo...
    A California report finds the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the state reached a record high in 2017.
    A California report finds the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the state reached a record high in 2017.
  • Report: Wisconsin is the drunkest state in America, the South is the driest region

    Report: Wisconsin is the drunkest state in America, the South is the driest region

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:26:31 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:29:09 GMT

    Wisconsin made up half of the Top 20 of the drunkest cities in America. The list was dominated by the Midwest.

    Wisconsin made up half of the Top 20 of the drunkest cities in America. The list was dominated by the Midwest.

  • E-cig explosion kills FL man

    E-cig explosion kills FL man

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-05-16 12:12:58 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-05-16 13:16:22 GMT
    An autopsy confirmed that a man died from a vape pen exploding. (Source: Pixabay)An autopsy confirmed that a man died from a vape pen exploding. (Source: Pixabay)

    Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, died May 5 in a house fire with about 80 percent of his body burned.

    Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, died May 5 in a house fire with about 80 percent of his body burned.

  • Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

    Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-15 22:21:06 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:31:40 GMT
    California judge says Legislature unconstitutionally enacted 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.
    California judge says Legislature unconstitutionally enacted 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.
  • Patients, health care workers call for affordable insulin

    Patients, health care workers call for affordable insulin

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-05-12 16:22:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-15 17:30:33 GMT
    Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.
    Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.
  • 'Man with the golden arm' retires after saving more than 2 million lives

    'Man with the golden arm' retires after saving more than 2 million lives

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:43:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-05-15 17:28:10 GMT

    James Harrison began giving blood at 18 and now at the age of 81 and has given blood 1,172 times.

    James Harrison began giving blood at 18 and now at the age of 81 and has given blood 1,172 times.

  • Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:52:03 GMT

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

  • Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

    Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-05-10 20:11:24 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-15 15:11:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File). FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants a few weeks away from harvest in a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. A survey of U.S. cancer doctors released on Thursday, May 10, 2018, find...(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File). FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants a few weeks away from harvest in a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. A survey of U.S. cancer doctors released on Thursday, May 10, 2018, find...
    Survey finds that nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients.
    Survey finds that nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients.
  • San Francisco's many free syringes are littering its streets

    San Francisco's many free syringes are littering its streets

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:22:37 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-05-15 13:09:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). A used syringe is shown on a sidewalk in San Francisco, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The city of San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are later discarded and that's cont...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). A used syringe is shown on a sidewalk in San Francisco, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The city of San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are later discarded and that's cont...
    The city of San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are later discarded and that's contributing to dirty streets and thousands of complaints.
    The city of San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are later discarded and that's contributing to dirty streets and thousands of complaints.
  • Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

    Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:21:47 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-05-15 02:06:18 GMT
    (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP). FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. According to a study released...(Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP). FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. According to a study released...
    Screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections, new study says.
    Screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections, new study says.
  • UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

    UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-05-14 10:44:15 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:59:04 GMT
    The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out transfats from the global food supply.
    The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out transfats from the global food supply.
  • Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

    Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-05-10 11:51:42 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-05-14 14:47:39 GMT
    (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP). 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall speaks during a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.(Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP). 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall speaks during a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
    A right-to-die group says 104-year-old Australian biologist David Goodall has ended his life in Switzerland.
    A right-to-die group says 104-year-old Australian biologist David Goodall has ended his life in Switzerland.
  • Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 149 sick in 29 states

    Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 149 sick in 29 states

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-09 19:11:19 GMT
    Saturday, May 12 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-05-12 10:44:07 GMT
    (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people ha...(Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people ha...

    A food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now spread to four more states.

    A food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now spread to four more states.

  • Egg recall: U.S. salmonella outbreak grows

    Egg recall: U.S. salmonella outbreak grows

    Friday, May 11 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-11 19:11:43 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-11 19:11:43 GMT
    People have gotten sick in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. (Source: Pixabay)People have gotten sick in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. (Source: Pixabay)

    People have gotten sick in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

    People have gotten sick in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

    In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-05-10 20:21:20 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-05-11 05:08:01 GMT
    President Donald Trump is poised to give his first speech on lowering drug prices Friday after more than a year of promises to bring down the prices Americans pay for prescriptions.
    President Donald Trump is poised to give his first speech on lowering drug prices Friday after more than a year of promises to bring down the prices Americans pay for prescriptions.
  • Listen up: Army doctors grow a new ear for a soldier in her forearm

    Listen up: Army doctors grow a new ear for a soldier in her forearm

    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:42:17 GMT
    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:42:17 GMT
    Pvt. Shamika Burrage lost her left ear in an auto accident two year ago. (Source: U.S. Army)Pvt. Shamika Burrage lost her left ear in an auto accident two year ago. (Source: U.S. Army)

    Pvt. Shamika Burrage lost her left ear in an auto accident two years ago.

    Pvt. Shamika Burrage lost her left ear in an auto accident two years ago.

  • Walmart to limit opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

    Walmart to limit opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:10:30 GMT
    Tuesday, May 8 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-08 19:51:09 GMT

    The CDC stated 115 Americans died every day from opioid overdoses in 2016, totaling more than 42,000 deaths.

    The CDC stated 115 Americans died every day from opioid overdoses in 2016, totaling more than 42,000 deaths.

  • Newborn hit with softball during game suffers broken skull

    Newborn hit with softball during game suffers broken skull

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:47:40 GMT
    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:51:18 GMT

    The baby, mom and father were in the stands on the third base line behind a fence when the ball was hit.

    The baby, mom and father were in the stands on the third base line behind a fence when the ball was hit.

  • CDC: Diseases from mosquitoes, ticks rising, 'threatening our health'

    CDC: Diseases from mosquitoes, ticks rising, 'threatening our health'

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-02 02:12:06 GMT
    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-02 02:12:06 GMT
    There were more than 96,000 cases of disease traced to bites from insects such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas in 2016. (Source: Pixabay)There were more than 96,000 cases of disease traced to bites from insects such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas in 2016. (Source: Pixabay)

    In a study that spanned 2004-16, the CDC found disease cases stemming from bites by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks are rapidly rising.

    In a study that spanned 2004-16, the CDC found disease cases stemming from bites by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks are rapidly rising.

  • Report: Woman 'eaten alive' by scabies in nursing home

    Report: Woman 'eaten alive' by scabies in nursing home

    Monday, April 30 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-30 21:40:47 GMT
    Monday, April 30 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-04-30 21:57:47 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    According to an investigative report by 11Alive’s Andy Pierrotti, a forensic pathologist estimates millions of parasitic mites ate her alive over the span of several months, perhaps even years.

    According to an investigative report by 11Alive’s Andy Pierrotti, a forensic pathologist estimates millions of parasitic mites ate her alive over the span of several months, perhaps even years.

  • Eating dark chocolate is good for you, study claims

    Eating dark chocolate is good for you, study claims

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-04-26 14:04:05 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:20:37 GMT
    Dark chocolate can give you a boost, and it's not the sugar, a study suggests. (Source: Pixabay)Dark chocolate can give you a boost, and it's not the sugar, a study suggests. (Source: Pixabay)

    The flavonoids found in cacao are powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, aiding brain and heart health, the studies showed.

    The flavonoids found in cacao are powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, aiding brain and heart health, the studies showed.

  • New tick species found in US

    New tick species found in US

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:26:25 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-26 12:26:25 GMT

    “It has the potential to infect multiple North American wildlife species,” agriculture officials said.

    “It has the potential to infect multiple North American wildlife species,” agriculture officials said.

  • Family: Surgeons left needle in baby's heart

    Family: Surgeons left needle in baby's heart

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:04:40 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:04:40 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Amara Le and her fiancé first learned baby Katelynn still had a needle inside of her when a doctor discovered it during a follow-up appointment.

    Amara Le and her fiancé first learned baby Katelynn still had a needle inside of her when a doctor discovered it during a follow-up appointment.

  • Think you have a penicillin allergy? Chances are you don't

    Think you have a penicillin allergy? Chances are you don't

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:26:27 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:31:50 GMT

    Many children are automatically labeled as being allergic to penicillin if they develop a mild rash.

    Many children are automatically labeled as being allergic to penicillin if they develop a mild rash.

  • Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:08:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:29:56 GMT
    The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

  • 'The man with three faces' receives historic 2nd face transplant

    'The man with three faces' receives historic 2nd face transplant

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:13:56 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:28:58 GMT

    Jerome Hamon’s body rejected his first face transplant.

    Jerome Hamon’s body rejected his first face transplant.

  • Botched cancer test results caused healthy patients to get unnecessary treatment

    Botched cancer test results caused healthy patients to get unnecessary treatment

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:29 GMT
    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. (Source: Pixabay)Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. (Source: Pixabay)

    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments.

    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments.

  • Hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria: That means poop

    Hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria: That means poop

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:15:09 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:15:09 GMT
    Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. (Source: AP)Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. (Source: AP)

    Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. 

    Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. 

  • FDA approves first light-adaptive contact lens

    FDA approves first light-adaptive contact lens

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:29:54 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:53:15 GMT
    The FDA has approved contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun. (Source: Pixabay)The FDA has approved contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun. (Source: Pixabay)

    Contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun could soon go on the market.

    Contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun could soon go on the market.

  • The strawberry has a dirty reputation

    The strawberry has a dirty reputation

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:33:44 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:54:55 GMT

    Environmental Working Group ranks the pesticide contamination of fruits and veggies every year.

    Environmental Working Group ranks the pesticide contamination of fruits and veggies every year.

  • GRAPHIC: Woman 'embalmed alive' in botched surgery

    GRAPHIC: Woman 'embalmed alive' in botched surgery

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-04-10 10:14:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-04-10 10:14:00 GMT
    Family members and friends describe the woman as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon. (Source: Pixabay)Family members and friends describe the woman as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon. (Source: Pixabay)

    Family members and friends describe the 28-year-old as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon.

    Family members and friends describe the 28-year-old as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon.

  • Older adults produce as many brain cells as teens do, study says

    Older adults produce as many brain cells as teens do, study says

    Friday, April 6 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:44:45 GMT
    Friday, April 6 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:44:45 GMT
    A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults. (Source: Pixabay)A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults. (Source: Pixabay)

    A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults.

    A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults.

  • Body of missing CDC worker found; no signs of foul play

    Body of missing CDC worker found; no signs of foul play

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-04-05 16:44:38 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-04-05 22:38:12 GMT

    Atlanta police said on Twitter that the body of CDC employee Timothy Cunningham had been discovered Tuesday.

    Atlanta police said on Twitter that the body of CDC employee Timothy Cunningham had been discovered Tuesday.

  • A train filled with human feces has sat for months in an Alabama town. And summer is coming.

    A train filled with human feces has sat for months in an Alabama town. And summer is coming.

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-04-05 13:01:06 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-04-05 14:01:24 GMT

    Train cars containing millions of pounds of human poo have sat in an Alabama railyard since February.

    Train cars containing millions of pounds of human poo have sat in an Alabama railyard since February.

  • Woman nearly loses foot after spider bite

    Tyler woman nearly lost her foot after spider bite

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-04-04 10:36:12 GMT

    A Tyler woman is warning all East Texans of a potentially dangerous threat in the area, something she says nearly caused the loss of her foot: the bite of a brown recluse spider.

    A Tyler woman is warning all East Texans of a potentially dangerous threat in the area, something she says nearly caused the loss of her foot: the bite of a brown recluse spider.

  • Health clinics may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis

    Health clinics may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis

    Monday, March 26 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-03-26 20:19:10 GMT
    Monday, March 26 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-03-26 20:19:10 GMT
    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)
    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk.

    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk.

  • 'Plogging' combines fitness, litter removal

    'Plogging' combines fitness, litter removal

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 6:10 AM EST2018-03-07 11:10:11 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 7:24 AM EST2018-03-07 12:24:59 GMT
    'Plogging' it's a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. (Source: Pixabay)'Plogging' it's a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. (Source: Pixabay)

    "Plogging" is a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. 

    "Plogging" is a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. 

  • CDC: Opioid overdoses jump 30% across US

    CDC: Opioid overdoses jump 30% across US

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-03-06 22:21:42 GMT
    Tuesday, March 6 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-03-06 22:25:24 GMT

    Opioid overdoses went up 30% from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states, the CDC says.

    Opioid overdoses went up 30% from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states, the CDC says.

  • Toxic cloud: Study says teens shouldn't vape

    Toxic cloud: Study says teens shouldn't vape

    Monday, March 5 2018 5:43 PM EST2018-03-05 22:43:38 GMT
    Monday, March 5 2018 5:43 PM EST2018-03-05 22:43:38 GMT

    Study author Mark Rubinstein said there’s no reason teenagers should be vaping.

    Study author Mark Rubinstein said there’s no reason teenagers should be vaping.

  • A man's tattoo left doctors debating whether to save his life

    A man's tattoo left doctors debating whether to save his life

    Photograph of the Patient’s Tattoo Entered into the Medical Record to Document His Perceived End-of-Life Wishes. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine)Photograph of the Patient’s Tattoo Entered into the Medical Record to Document His Perceived End-of-Life Wishes. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine)

    Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate." What would you do? It sounds like a worst-case-scenario question from a medical ethics course, but it really happened recently at a Florida hospital. A newly published study in The New England Journal of Medicine explored the eth...

    Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate." What would you do? It sounds like a worst-case-scenario question from a medical ethics course, but it really happened recently at a Florida hospital. A newly published study in The New England Journal of Medicine explored the eth...

  • Ketamine, 'Special K,' is a party drug now being used to treat depression, PTSD, and more

    Ketamine, 'Special K,' is a party drug now being used to treat depression, PTSD, and more

    Monday, November 20 2017 1:55 PM EST2017-11-20 18:55:15 GMT

    Military veteran Kevin Dunaway served in the army for 26 years, and today he works as a high school honors chemistry teacher. He’s proud of his role as a former soldier, father, and teacher, but admits he struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

    Military veteran Kevin Dunaway served in the army for 26 years, and today he works as a high school honors chemistry teacher. He’s proud of his role as a former soldier, father, and teacher, but admits he struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

  • Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby before having her own

    Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby before having her own

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    A Kentucky OBGYN found herself jumping into action on a day she was at the hospital as a patient, ready to have her own baby.

    A Kentucky OBGYN found herself jumping into action on a day she was at the hospital as a patient, ready to have her own baby.

  • Blood from 94 donors helps save new mother's life

    Blood from 94 donors helps save new mother's life

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    Eden Antoinette is a happy, healthy baby. She was born only six days ago to two loving parents. But Eden may never comprehend the frantic hours spent trying to save her mother's life.

    Eden Antoinette is a happy, healthy baby. She was born only six days ago to two loving parents. But Eden may never comprehend the frantic hours spent trying to save her mother's life.

  • Makeup aimed at young girls found to contain 'deadly poison'

    Makeup aimed at young girls found to contain 'deadly poison'

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    A kind of makeup aimed at girls and tweens has been found to contain asbestos, a deadly poison.

    A kind of makeup aimed at girls and tweens has been found to contain asbestos, a deadly poison.

  • Mistake in birth control packaging could lead to unintended pregnancy, FDA says

    Mistake in birth control packaging could lead to unintended pregnancy, FDA says

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    (Source: FDA)(Source: FDA)

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  • Modern Family star Sarah Hyland refutes anorexia claim

    Modern Family star Sarah Hyland refutes anorexia claim

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  • Xavier and LSU researchers say a 'super cocktail' kills breast cancer cells

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  • Doctors handle rising number of cases of tick bite that causes meat allergy

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