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'
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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 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...