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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 03:25 AM CDT

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

Facing increased pressure from Democrats in Congress, the Food and Drug Administration began to officially reconsider its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:11 PM CDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 03:46 PM CDT

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones,...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 01:02 PM CDT

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation. Acting Attorney...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM CDT

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. And no matter how impossible it may seem, even the best of parents can forget a child in the backseat of their car.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 06:27 AM CDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 05:07 PM CDT

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:22 AM CDT

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Florida health officials are conducting tests in two possible non-travel related cases of Zika, either of which would be the first direct mosquito infection of the virus in the continental United States. The...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 09:59 AM CDT

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 09:42 AM CDT

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Researchers are working on ways to help autistic teens learn to drive. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

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