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Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital
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Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital

A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease. Read »

Mar 1, 2015

"Biggest Loser" Winner Visits NBC 5

Addison's Toma Dobrosavljevic dishes on the show, the behind-the-scenes drama, relationships he's made and what's... Watch »

Feb 27, 2015
AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. Read »

Feb 26, 2015
WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger

WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger

With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Lake County Warns of Possible Measles Exposure

Lake County Warns of Possible Measles Exposure

One day after public health officials announced a 15th person has been diagnosed with measles in Cook County, the... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Anthem Breach Affects 215,000 Blue Cross Members in Ill.

Anthem Breach Affects 215,000 Blue Cross Members in Ill.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois said around 215,000 members’ personal information was compromised in a data... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center... Read »

Feb 21, 2015
New Sterilization Rules Combat

New Sterilization Rules Combat "Superbug" Infections: Doctors

New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Confirmed Illinois Measles Cases Climb to 14

Confirmed Illinois Measles Cases Climb to 14

The number of measles cases in Illinois climbed to 14 Tuesday, public health officials said. Watch »

Feb 17, 2015
Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost female libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health... Read »

Feb 17, 2015
Judges Can Boost Sentences for Faked Mental Illness

Judges Can Boost Sentences for Faked Mental Illness

A Chicago-based appellate court says judges can boost defendants' sentences if they fake mental illness to delay... Read »

Feb 16, 2015
U.S. Teens Are Getting Less Sleep, Study Shows

U.S. Teens Are Getting Less Sleep, Study Shows

U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over... Read »

Feb 16, 2015

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