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Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 01:59 PM CDT

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

An expectant Mississippi mother, Jordan Thiering, was shocked to find out she couldn't easily keep her placenta after the birth. "If I can bring my baby home, I should have every right to bring my placenta...

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 01:46 PM CDT

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had suffered through more than a year of chemotherapy that produced painful sores in...

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 06:08 PM CDT

New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

A newly approved drug is giving the boost needed to stall the spread of tumors in patients with advanced bladder cancer, NBC News reports. The drug, called atezolizumab, is sold under the name Tecentriq...

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 08:01 AM CDT

Stroke Patient Walks After Stem Cell Injections, Stunning Researchers

Stroke Patient Walks After Stem Cell Injections, Stunning Researchers

In a recent medical study Stanford researchers say a new stem cell experiment is transforming the lives of stroke patients. The use of stem cells is allowing patients with little hope for recovery to suddenly...

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 08:20 PM CDT

Fentanyl: Drug That Killed Prince Killed Thousands of Others

Fentanyl: Drug That Killed Prince Killed Thousands of Others

Fentanyl, the drug that killed Prince, is a powerful narcotic that has killed thousands of others, according to NBC News. According to a medical examiner’s report Thursday, the pop icon died from fentanyl...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 05:05 PM CDT

Pizza Hut to Slice Out More Artificial Ingredients

Pizza Hut to Slice Out More Artificial Ingredients

Pizza Hut said it will remove more artificial ingredients from its pizza pies in the next year at its U.S. restaurants. The company already removed artificial flavors and colors from its pizzas last...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 01:33 PM CDT

Health Officials Unclear Why US Deaths Rising

Health Officials Unclear Why US Deaths Rising

The overall death rate in the United States ticked up in 2015, according to new federal data, NBC News reported. Nearly 730 deaths were reported for every 100,000 people in 2015 compared to 723 deaths in 2014,...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 10:18 AM CDT

FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 07:12 AM CDT

Tigers Closer Rodriguez Says He Contracted Zika

Tigers Closer Rodriguez Says He Contracted Zika

Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the off-season in his home country of Venezuela and advises potential Olympic athletes to educate themselves on the virus...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 05:09 PM CDT

Mom With Zika Gives Birth to Baby With Birth Defects at NJ Hospital

Mom With Zika Gives Birth to Baby With Birth Defects at NJ Hospital

A woman diagnosed with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly at a New Jersey hospital, the first apparent case of a baby being born in the Northeast with defects from the disease, Manny Alvarez...

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