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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 04:47 PM EDT

3 Sexually Spread Diseases Hit Record High, CDC Says

3 Sexually Spread Diseases Hit Record High, CDC Says

Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high. Chlamydia was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 percent from the year before....

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 09:12 AM EDT

Mom Shares Emotional Update After Conjoined Twins Separated

Mom Shares Emotional Update After Conjoined Twins Separated

Nicole McDonald has reluctantly documented her family's experience as her twin sons who were attached at the head faced their most difficult surgery yet last week. But if supporters of her family read anything...

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 09:42 PM EDT

Study Examines Fridges' Chilling Effect on Tomato Taste

Study Examines Fridges' Chilling Effect on Tomato Taste

If you buy tomatoes from John Banscher at his farmstand in New Jersey, he'll recommend keeping them out of the fridge or they'll lose some of their taste. Now scientists have figured out why: It's because...

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 02:42 PM EDT

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Despite innovative technology for detection and treatment of breast cancer, black women continue to have the highest rate of mortality, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed....

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:04 AM EDT

Moms Find Worms in Baby Formula

Moms Find Worms in Baby Formula

A first-time mom says she found worms in a bottle of Similac baby formula that she fed her son. "Two ounces down I noticed the worms," said Taylor Seyler from Missouri. "Took it from his mouth, went and put a...

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 at 09:50 AM EDT

Zika-Related Health Problems Grow as Babies Age

Zika-Related Health Problems Grow as Babies Age

Brazilian doctors are seeing unusual new health problems among infants born to mothers who contracted the Zika virus. The complications often go beyond those seen when other infections cause microcephaly.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 03:48 PM EDT

4 Qualities Explain Why Big Cities Are Healthier: Survey

4 Qualities Explain Why Big Cities Are Healthier: Survey

The American cities with the healthiest, happiest residents are Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., according to a new survey that scored communities on important health measures, NBC...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:36 PM EDT

College Students Say 'Drunkorexia' Is More Than Buzzword

College Students Say 'Drunkorexia' Is More Than Buzzword

Despite attempts to curb students’ consumption of alcohol, binge-drinking is becoming the norm on college campuses, NBC News reported. A group of young people spoke about the trend, called “drunkorexia," for...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM EDT

Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1

Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1

Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding Jose Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight. Learning how to feed is the baby's latest...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 05:08 AM EDT

Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Creams with Suspect Cookie Dough

Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Creams with Suspect Cookie Dough

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its ice cream products that contain cookie dough from an Iowa-based supplier.

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