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Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 05:52 AM CST

Catching Up With the Boy Who Had a Double Hand Transplant

Catching Up With the Boy Who Had a Double Hand Transplant

Just two years ago, Zion Harvey thought he'd never throw a baseball again. The young boy had lost both his hands and legs after suffering an infection when he was a toddler. Today, a year and a half after...

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 10:06 AM CST

About 70 Employees Get Sick After NM Health Department Party

About 70 Employees Get Sick After NM Health Department Party

The New Mexico Department of Health said dozens of its employees became sick after its holiday party. The New Mexican reports that about 70 staff members said they had gastrointestinal issues after the luncheon...

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 02:38 PM CST

Female Doctors Outperform Male Counterparts: Study

Female Doctors Outperform Male Counterparts: Study

Patients treated by women doctors are less likely to die of what ails them and less likely to have to return for more treatment, researchers reported Monday. Yet, as NBC News reports, women doctors on...

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 07:58 AM CST

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Michelle Flandez had just given birth to her first son, but doctors in this U.S. territory whisked him away before she could see him. Perplexed, she demanded him back and then slowly unwrapped the blanket that...

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 04:17 AM CST

US Drug Overdose Deaths Jump 33% in Past 5 Years

US Drug Overdose Deaths Jump 33% in Past 5 Years

Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing jumps of nearly 200 percent. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 08:15 AM CST

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

Mylan is about to start selling a generic version of its EpiPen injector for $300 per two-pack, under half the cost of the name-brand lifesaving drug, the pharmaceutical company announced Friday. The move comes...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 08:25 AM CST

Deadline Extended to Sign Up for Obamacare

Deadline Extended to Sign Up for Obamacare

The Obama administration is giving consumers a few extra days to sign up on HealthCare.gov in time for health insurance coverage to take effect Jan. 1. The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Monday,...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 05:31 AM CST

Engineered Pink Pineapple Safe to Sell: FDA

Engineered Pink Pineapple Safe to Sell: FDA

A strain of pineapple genetically engineered to be pink instead of yellow got the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. The pink pineapple, made by Del Monte Fresh Produce,...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 12:48 PM CST

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty salon. "It was like a firecracker" as it...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:08 AM CST

Where You Live Determines What Kills You

Where You Live Determines What Kills You

A new analysis by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a county-by-county breakdown of what kills people in the U.S., NBC News reported. Drug overdoses shot up 1,000 percent since 1980 in...

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