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Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 04:41 AM CDT

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Many people who would benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana are beginning to rise up to protest the new laws, NBC News reports. They say “CBD-only” laws allow residents with specified conditions...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:44 AM CDT

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 per cent in...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM CDT

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Women who had irregular periods in their 20s were more likely to develop ovarian cancer decades later, according to a new study, NBC News reported. Researchers reported in the International Journal of...

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:15 PM CDT

Illinois Identifies Cluster of Bloodstream Infection Cases

Illinois Identifies Cluster of Bloodstream Infection Cases

Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin outbreak.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 09:59 AM CDT

Researchers Use 3D Printer to Make Heart

Researchers Use 3D Printer to Make Heart

Researchers use a 3D printer to make an exact model of a patient's heart prior to a complicated surgery. KARE's Janel Klein reports.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 06:26 PM CDT

Doctors Hail 'Revolutionary' Stroke Treatment

Doctors Hail 'Revolutionary' Stroke Treatment

A new study finds more than 90 percent of patients who are able to undergo stent retrieval within two and a half hours of an acute ischemic stroke have minimal to no lasting disability.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 05:38 AM CDT

States Seek Ways To Regulate Steep Air-Ambulance Costs

States Seek Ways To Regulate Steep Air-Ambulance Costs

As the air ambulance industry has grown, so too have complaints about costs and the lack of regulations.

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 09:47 PM CDT

Officials: 'Powerful Drug' Linked to More Than 100 Deaths

Officials: 'Powerful Drug' Linked to More Than 100 Deaths

Officials are warning Chicago-area residents as a “very powerful drug,” one that is 100 times more potent than morphine, is believed to be behind more than 100 deaths in the past seven months.

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 01:55 PM CDT

Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues

Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 04:39 PM CDT

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Researchers hope genetic mutations they found in the Zika virus may explain why it seems to be causing birth defects, according to NBC News. The current virus strain comes from one that circulated in Asia, the...

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