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Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 01:43 PM EST

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

U.S. health officials are considering a travel warning about a virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean that experts say could cause a catastrophic birth defect, NBC News reported. "We are in the...

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 03:02 PM EST

Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts

Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts

Cancer experts are applauding President Barack Obama’s ambitious “moonshot” to cure the disease, saying it’s a good time to do it. Obama announced the initiative Tuesday night during his State of the Union...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 01:08 PM EST

Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk

Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk

Perrigo Company said Monday it's recalling two flavors of its children's liquid cough medicine because of a potential overdose risk. The recall includes two batches of children's guaifenesin grape liquid...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 12:11 AM EST

Texas Traveler Diagnosed with Zika Virus: CDC

Texas Traveler Diagnosed with Zika Virus: CDC

A traveler in Houston has been diagnosed with a little-known mosquito-borne virus after returning from a trip to Latin America, health officials say. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 01:14 PM EST

Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Signature Health Care Law

Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Signature Health Care Law

President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation to repeal his signature health care law. It's one of many repeal measures pushed by Republican lawmakers since 2010, when Obama signed the health care program...

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 09:33 AM EST

New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies

New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies

Added sugar in food and drink should be limited to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to new federal guidelines released Thursday, NBC News reported. The new dietary recommendations,...

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 04:13 PM EST

Stem Cells Show Promise For Hearts

Stem Cells Show Promise For Hearts

Scientists at Osaka University are hard at work using stem cells to treat severe heart problems.

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 05:49 PM EST

Criminal Probe Underway at Chipotle Over Norovirus Outbreak

Criminal Probe Underway at Chipotle Over Norovirus Outbreak

Chipotle has been served with a federal subpoena as part of a criminal investigation tied to a norovirus outbreak at one of its restaurants. The subpoena, received last month, requires Chipotle to produce...

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 01:52 PM EST

E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Kids: CDC

E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Kids: CDC

E-cigarette makers are spending tens of millions of dollars on advertising their products and their message is getting across, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Teens are vaping by the millions now...

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 10:25 AM EST

African Boy Mauled by Chimps to Undergo Facial Surgery in NY

African Boy Mauled by Chimps to Undergo Facial Surgery in NY

Dunia Sibomana was considered the lucky one two years ago when a group of chimpanzees jumped from the trees and attacked him and two other boys as they played near a preserve in their native Democratic Republic...

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