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Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 09:26 PM EDT

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

Teens With Sleep Issues Take Dangerous Risks: CDC

High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks. That's the finding of a government survey of more than 50,000 high school...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 05:58 PM EDT

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last 25 Years: WHO

The World Health Organization says excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly fourfold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 09:29 AM EDT

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — at least on...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 02:55 PM EDT

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Glass Shards

Snyder's-Lance, Inc, makers of Emerald brand nuts, is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted and Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, the U.S.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 09:16 AM EDT

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

In the frantic aftermath of a gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin's fourth-floor New York City apartment were confronted by an...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:52 PM EDT

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect blood supplies.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:54 PM EDT

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

A test that has been a staple in fertility clinics is now being used to help women predict their fertility, NBC News reported. The test, now being called the “baby deadline test,” is a simple blood analysis...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:20 PM EDT

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

The Zika virus can cause brain damage to a fetus, despite normal ultrasound results early in pregnancy, according to a new study, NBC News reported. There were no telltale signs of birth defects when...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 03:58 PM EDT

Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 02:21 PM EDT

New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws

New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by several states.

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