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Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM CST

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

The flu epidemic has had life-changing consequences for a Carrollton family in Texas Desiree Buckingham-Ramirez says her 8-year-old son Witten Ramirez is battling a brain infection that doctors say was caused by...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:43 AM CST

Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes and Save Big Tobacco

Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes and Save Big Tobacco

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 07:11 AM CST

150 Exposed to Measles by Ill Traveler at O'Hare: Officials

150 Exposed to Measles by Ill Traveler at O'Hare: Officials

The Arkansas Department of Health says about 150 people were exposed to measles after an ill traveler flew from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Little Rock.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:42 AM CST

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy...

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:17 PM CST

New Diet Strategy Involves Time Instead of Calories

New Diet Strategy Involves Time Instead of Calories

There is a new strategy a lot of people are now trying in the battle of the bulge. A growing number of researchers say it's not so much what you eat but when you eat it in order to lose weight. NBC's Catie...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:01 AM CST

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 06:54 AM CST

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” to tackle public health problems associated with social isolation, NBC News reported. The minister, Tracey Crouch, was appointed after research showed that one in...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 05:51 AM CST

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 02:35 PM CST

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later? President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 06:29 AM CST

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a...

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