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Sunday, Dec 25, 2016 at 04:43 PM EST

Minnesota Beats Rest of Country to Banning Germ-Killer

Minnesota Beats Rest of Country to Banning Germ-Killer

Minnesota's first-in-the nation ban on soaps containing the once ubiquitous germ-killer triclosan takes effect Jan. 1, but the people who spearheaded the law say it's already having its desired effect on a...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 08:40 AM EST

Hey, Wait a Minute: Don't Cut Newborns' Cords Too Fast

Hey, Wait a Minute: Don't Cut Newborns' Cords Too Fast

Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New recommendations for U.S. obstetricians, the latest in a debate...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:20 AM EST

Cancer-Stricken 'Jeopardy!' Player Wins $103K Before Death

Cancer-Stricken 'Jeopardy!' Player Wins $103K Before Death

A woman who died of cancer just days before her appearance on "Jeopardy!" aired won six contests in a row and more than $103,000, some of which she donated to cancer research. Cindy Stowell's run ended when she...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 06:52 AM EST

Catching Up With the Boy Who Had a Double Hand Transplant

Catching Up With the Boy Who Had a Double Hand Transplant

Just two years ago, Zion Harvey thought he'd never throw a baseball again. The young boy had lost both his hands and legs after suffering an infection when he was a toddler. Today, a year and a half after...

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 11:06 AM EST

About 70 Employees Get Sick After NM Health Department Party

About 70 Employees Get Sick After NM Health Department Party

The New Mexico Department of Health said dozens of its employees became sick after its holiday party. The New Mexican reports that about 70 staff members said they had gastrointestinal issues after the luncheon...

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 03:38 PM EST

Female Doctors Outperform Male Counterparts: Study

Female Doctors Outperform Male Counterparts: Study

Patients treated by women doctors are less likely to die of what ails them and less likely to have to return for more treatment, researchers reported Monday. Yet, as NBC News reports, women doctors on...

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 08:58 AM EST

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Family of 1st Puerto Rico Baby With Zika Defect Struggles

Michelle Flandez had just given birth to her first son, but doctors in this U.S. territory whisked him away before she could see him. Perplexed, she demanded him back and then slowly unwrapped the blanket that...

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 05:17 AM EST

US Drug Overdose Deaths Jump 33% in Past 5 Years

US Drug Overdose Deaths Jump 33% in Past 5 Years

Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing jumps of nearly 200 percent. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 09:15 AM EST

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

Mylan is about to start selling a generic version of its EpiPen injector for $300 per two-pack, under half the cost of the name-brand lifesaving drug, the pharmaceutical company announced Friday. The move comes...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 09:25 AM EST

Deadline Extended to Sign Up for Obamacare

Deadline Extended to Sign Up for Obamacare

The Obama administration is giving consumers a few extra days to sign up on HealthCare.gov in time for health insurance coverage to take effect Jan. 1. The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Monday,...

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