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Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 09:30 AM EDT

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 06:31 AM EDT

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported. The numbers appear to oppose the 2013...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 01:04 PM EDT

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects. The National Institutes of Health announced the study...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 02:34 PM EDT

FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

A slowly dissolving medical implant for treating clogged arteries has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved the Absorb stent Tuesday for patients with coronary artery disease...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 04:38 PM EDT

Zika Cases in the U.S.

Zika Cases in the U.S.

Using data from the CDC, this map tracks Zika cases by state.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 06:16 PM EDT

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick

Federal health officials on Friday widened an already big recall of flour after four more people got sick from food poisoning linked to the flour, NBC News reports. No one has died or developed the most...

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 04:41 PM EDT

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus

About $25 million was dispensed by federal health officials Friday to help states at risk from Zika defend against its spread — cash taken from other programs because Congress has not approved fresh funding...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 02:32 PM EDT

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

Zika virus causes different types of brain damage in babies, not just microcephaly, according to two new reports. Brazilian researchers found as many as one in five babies born with brain damage caused by Zika...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 07:43 PM EDT

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 07:35 PM EDT

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A little butter isn't going to kill anyone, but it's not a health food, nutrition experts said in a study released Wednesday. "I would say butter is neither good nor bad," Laura Pimpin of the Friedman School of...

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