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Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 09:51 PM CDT

WH Healthcare Revival Effort Gets Mixed Reaction

WH Healthcare Revival Effort Gets Mixed Reaction

A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one...

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 02:25 PM CDT

Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen

Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen

Mylan was slapped Monday with a class-action racketeering lawsuit that claims the company overcharged patients as part of an illegal scheme to secure sales, CNBC reported. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court...

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:05 AM CDT

A 'Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

A 'Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

t sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 07:10 PM CDT

Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 02:06 PM CDT

US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine

US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine

U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 01:10 PM CDT

Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells

Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells

One common way to calm down is to breathe slower, and brain researchers say they've figured out how that works, "Today" reported. A Stanford-led study of mice found that cells in the brain stem linked to...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM CDT

The GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Might Be Dead or Alive: Analysis

The GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Might Be Dead or Alive: Analysis

President Donald Trump's plan to kill the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," died last week. Or maybe it didn't. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 05:18 PM CDT

Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Funding

Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Funding

Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 02:04 PM CDT

Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited

Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released...

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