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Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT

Breast Cancer Treatment Costs Vary Wildly, Study Finds

Breast Cancer Treatment Costs Vary Wildly, Study Finds

A new study has found that breast cancer patients, insurance companies and government health plans are needlessly paying $1 billion to treat the disease, NBC News reported. The cost of cancer treatment...

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 12:18 PM EDT

Kid-Friendly Cannabis?

Kid-Friendly Cannabis?

Tampa, Florida's, first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults with chronic seizures and muscle spasms.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 11:18 AM EDT

'Lunchables' Recalled in 2 States Due to Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

'Lunchables' Recalled in 2 States Due to Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling 959 pounds of some "Lunchables" packaged lunch products in two states due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 at 05:47 PM EDT

EpiPen Maker to Pay $465M in Overbilling Case

EpiPen Maker to Pay $465M in Overbilling Case

Mylan will pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen allergy injection. The federal government says EpiPen is a branded drug, which means Mylan should have...

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 07:11 PM EDT

Study Says No, You Can't Live Forever

Study Says No, You Can't Live Forever

If you wanted to live until, say, the year 2140, don't get your hopes up. A new study from the Einstein College of Medicine found that human beings' maximum lifespan is about 115 years, NBC News reported. Jan...

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 04:01 PM EDT

Did Hospital Charge Couple for Holding Their Baby?

Did Hospital Charge Couple for Holding Their Baby?

A Utah couple was confused after receiving a $39.95 charge for "skin-to-skin contact" on a bill from their hospital after the birth of their child. Though it first seemed like a charge for holding the baby, the...

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 01:04 PM EDT

Foods to Avoid Before Bed

Foods to Avoid Before Bed

Having these late-night snacks can have a huge impact on sleep quality.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 05:44 PM EDT

Doctors' Political Views May Affect Patient Care: Survey

Doctors' Political Views May Affect Patient Care: Survey

Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button health issues like firearm...

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:36 PM EDT

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing US Kids

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing US Kids

Three-year-old Carter Roberts was playful, healthy and active until he became one of over four dozen people in the United States diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, NBC News reported. He was unable...

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 06:49 AM EDT

CDC Warns Against Traveling to Asia as Zika Spreads There

CDC Warns Against Traveling to Asia as Zika Spreads There

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women to stay away from 11 Southeast Asian countries where Zika is spreading, NBC News reported. Thailand has been included on the list, where...

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