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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100
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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Over 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read »

Apr 15, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Tied to

Low Blood Sugar Tied to "Hangry" Fights With Spouses

Could low blood sugar make you so "hangry" you'd be more prone to abusing your spouse? That's what a... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Parents of fussy kids may be creating a generation of television binge-watchers by using screen time to soothe their... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Sebelius: Health Care Launch

Sebelius: Health Care Launch "Terribly Flawed"

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration's own predictions that... Read »

Apr 13, 2014
California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who... Watch »

Apr 11, 2014

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they... Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Chili’s canceled fundraisers for over 1200 restaurants nationwide for a group that says that autism can be triggered... Watch »

Apr 8, 2014
Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with... Watch »

Apr 8, 2014
Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los... Watch »

Apr 4, 2014
Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Women who took a fertility drug called Clomid don’t have any higher risk of breast cancer, even 30 years later, than... Watch »

Apr 3, 2014
Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

For many moms looking to relieve stress, wine and cocktails are part of their weekly routine, even on play dates. Watch »

Apr 2, 2014
8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex as just like biologically grown ones and... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of... Read »

Mar 30, 2014
Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the... Watch »

Mar 29, 2014
Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

Many Preteens Have High Cholesterol: Study

A news study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

Marriage Healthy for the Heart?

A study of more than 3.5 million Americans found that married people were less likely than single, divorced... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men

Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
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