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Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:02 AM EDT

'Solar Kids': Brothers Become Paralyzed Each Night

'Solar Kids': Brothers Become Paralyzed Each Night

The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors. Ages 9 and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 05:33 PM EDT

'Finding Help, Finding Hope': A Conversation on Child Mental Health

'Finding Help, Finding Hope': A Conversation on Child Mental Health

Caring for children's mental health takes a team approach: Family members, health care professionals and educators. When that happens, a young person's life can blossom. That's the goal behind National...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 05:58 PM EDT

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 09:50 PM EDT

New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own

New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own

A new type of robot can perform tricky surgery as well as — and in some cases better than — human surgeons, NBC News reported. Researchers with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington said the...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 08:22 PM EDT

Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, according to Brazilian researchers, NBC News reported. Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria have been...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 06:16 PM EDT

Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts

Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts

Two medical experts said Wednesday that medical mistakes — from surgical disasters to accidental drug overdoses — are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., NBC News reported. Dr.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:26 AM EDT

Man Sprayed Mouse Poison on Produce at Mich. Stores: FBI

Man Sprayed Mouse Poison on Produce at Mich. Stores: FBI

A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said. An investigation indicated

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:56 PM EDT

US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts

US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts

Zika virus is going to start spreading in the United States and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday. It probably won't spread much — most areas in the U.S. don't have the right conditions...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products

CRF Frozen Foods said Monday it's expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables after several people have become sick with listeria infections. Eight people have...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:45 AM EDT

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea

The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Monday that the voluntary recall...

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