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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:37 PM EDT

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

A drug that helped former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer disappear is helping many other patients with similar conditions, NBC News reports. The drug, Keytruda, stops tumor cells from cloaking themselves...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:50 PM EDT

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Reviva Labs, a popular brand of cosmetics, must either prove its products plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 09:06 PM EDT

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

Penis Transplant Recipient Thankful for Doctors

With a warm and upbeat attitude, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, said he's a lucky guy — thankful for his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, and thankful to be the first man in the country...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:32 AM EDT

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet SPF Claims: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports tested 65 water-resistant sunscreens with SPF numbers of 30 or higher and found that nearly half did not meet their SPF claims. Nearly three-quarters of "natural" sunscreens also fell...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:56 AM EDT

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

Zika More Worrying but Olympics Shouldn't Be Moved: UN

The World Health Organization's chief said Tuesday the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 07:33 PM EDT

Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study

Heart Attacks Are 'Silent' in Nearly Half of Cases: Study

A new study released Monday found that 45 percent of heart attacks in the United States are "silent" — people don't realize they're having them, NBC News reports. But even though these heart attacks do...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:21 AM EDT

In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion

In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion

Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:52 AM EDT

MGH Surgeons Perform Nation's 1st Penis Transplant

MGH Surgeons Perform Nation's 1st Penis Transplant

Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday is has performed the nation's first penis transplant. Last week, during the 15-hour procedure, surgeons connected the intricate vascular nerve structures of a...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 08:19 PM EDT

Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

 Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

The Pfizer drug company is taking steps to ensure its products do not wind up in cocktails being used to execute prisoners, NBC News reported. "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 02:59 PM EDT

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

When it comes to living long, people who've lived to be 100 years old get asked is "what's your secret?" But their keys to longevity seems to be as varied as their lives are long. Though genetics may be...

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