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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 06:07 PM CST

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the...

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 05:54 PM CST

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, Fred McNeill got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory...

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 10:03 PM CST

No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

Kevin Neal’s family knew he was mentally ill, but they never thought he would kill five people and attack an elementary school in rural northern California. But Neal committed both those acts on Tuesday, and it...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM CST

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

According to a new study in Sweden, owning a dog could help you live longer. Scientists followed more than 3 million adults for 12 years.

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 09:08 AM CST

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

A new electric engine powered by a fuel cell containing methanol — produced using a chemical process which draws carbon out of the air — is being touted by some as a weapon in the fight against man-made climate...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:52 AM CST

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient before he died, NBC News reported. It was detected in a...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:09 AM CST

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:55 PM CST

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. The Food and Drug Administrat...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM CST

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The two children, both born in 2009, have Fragile X...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:51 AM CST

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the special edition Huracan will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the...

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