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Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 01:52 PM CST

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported. All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:30 PM CST

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage. But

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:43 PM CST

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

U.S. health officials are considering a travel warning about a virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean that experts say could cause a catastrophic birth defect, NBC News reported. "We are in the...

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 02:02 PM CST

Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts

Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts

Cancer experts are applauding President Barack Obama’s ambitious “moonshot” to cure the disease, saying it’s a good time to do it. Obama announced the initiative Tuesday night during his State of the Union...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM CST

Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk

Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk

Perrigo Company said Monday it's recalling two flavors of its children's liquid cough medicine because of a potential overdose risk. The recall includes two batches of children's guaifenesin grape liquid...

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:11 PM CST

Texas Traveler Diagnosed with Zika Virus: CDC

Texas Traveler Diagnosed with Zika Virus: CDC

A traveler in Houston has been diagnosed with a little-known mosquito-borne virus after returning from a trip to Latin America, health officials say. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 03:40 PM CST

GE Healthcare Moving Global Headquarters to Chicago

GE Healthcare Moving Global Headquarters to Chicago

GE Healthcare announced Monday the company is moving its global headquarters from the U.K to Chicago.

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:14 PM CST

Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Signature Health Care Law

Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Signature Health Care Law

President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation to repeal his signature health care law. It's one of many repeal measures pushed by Republican lawmakers since 2010, when Obama signed the health care program...

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 05:44 PM CST

FDA Bans Chemicals Found in Pizza Boxes, Fast Food Packaging

FDA Bans Chemicals Found in Pizza Boxes, Fast Food Packaging

The Food and Drug Administration has banned chemicals that are used in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, and fast-food packaging.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 08:33 AM CST

New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies

New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies

Added sugar in food and drink should be limited to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to new federal guidelines released Thursday, NBC News reported. The new dietary recommendations,...

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