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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 04:21 PM EDT

CDC to Launch Awareness Campaign Warning of Opioid Dangers

CDC to Launch Awareness Campaign Warning of Opioid Dangers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to launch a new ad campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction. CDC acting director Anne Schuchat discussed the problem at the National...

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 06:59 AM EDT

Overcoming Opioids: The Quest for Less Addictive Drugs

Overcoming Opioids: The Quest for Less Addictive Drugs

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on...

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 05:15 PM EDT

How Trump Insurance Changes Could Affect Coverage Next Year

How Trump Insurance Changes Could Affect Coverage Next Year

A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump's administration has finished a plan designed to stabilize shaky insurance...

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 05:06 PM EDT

Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled Over Levels of Toxic Herb

Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled Over Levels of Toxic Herb

The maker of Hyland's teething tablets has issued a recall for any remaining packages at the urging of U.S. regulators, who say the medicine has inconsistent levels of a herb that can be poisonous. Standard...

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 07:02 AM EDT

Trump Allows States to Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

Trump Allows States to Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Tru...

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:06 AM EDT
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By Marilynn Marchione | AP Chief Medical Writer

Marathons May Delay Medical Care for Non-Runners

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners....View gallery

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 07:30 PM EDT

Apple Working on the Holy Grail for Treating Diabetes

Apple Working on the Holy Grail for Treating Diabetes

Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, miles from corporate headquarters, CNBC reported Wednesday. They are part of a super secret initiative,...

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:21 AM EDT

The Most Popular Easter Candies Ranked by Nutrition

The Most Popular Easter Candies Ranked by Nutrition

'Tis the season for dyeing Easter eggs — and snacking on chocolate ones. Worried you'll wreck your healthy eating streak come Easter Sunday? Well, because your favorite pastel-packaged spring candies wouldn't...

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 02:23 PM EDT

Trans Fat Ban Linked With Fewer NY Heart Attacks & Strokes

Trans Fat Ban Linked With Fewer NY Heart Attacks & Strokes

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests. The study hints at the potential for widespread health...

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 09:56 AM EDT

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

A wearable robotic leg brace that can help partially paralyzed people walk was unveiled in Tokyo on April 12.  The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorised mechanical frame that fits on a person's...

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