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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 at 08:55 AM EDT

Kimmel Gets 1st Colonoscopy With Help from Couric

Kimmel Gets 1st Colonoscopy With Help from Couric

Katie Couric just took Jimmy Kimmel for his first colonoscopy. The late-night host shared the experience on Tuesday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel turned 50 in November, which is the recommended age...

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:48 PM EDT

New Male Birth Control Pill Is Safe, Researchers Say

New Male Birth Control Pill Is Safe, Researchers Say

The latest effort to come up with a male birth control pill has found a formulation that appears to be safe, researchers at the University of Washington said. NBC News reported that Stephanie Page and her team...

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 at 01:36 PM EDT

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Miss. 15-Week Abortion Ban

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Miss. 15-Week Abortion Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks' gestation — the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The law took effect as soon as...

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT

Docs Show Trump Admin.'s War to End Teen Pregnancy Program

Docs Show Trump Admin.'s War to End Teen Pregnancy Program

When the Trump administration abruptly canceled a federal teen pregnancy prevention program last year, it did so over the objections of career experts in the Department of Health and Human Services, according to...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 05:40 PM EDT

Want to Avoid the Flu While Flying? Try a Window Seat

Want to Avoid the Flu While Flying? Try a Window Seat

Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over. That's what some experts have been saying for years, and it's perhaps the best advice...

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:24 AM EDT

San Francisco Fertility Clinic Sued Over Embryo Tank Failure

San Francisco Fertility Clinic Sued Over Embryo Tank Failure

A San Francisco fertility clinic is facing two lawsuits over the possible destruction of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a storage tank that malfunctioned. A Sacramento-area couple, Jonathan and...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 at 02:36 PM EDT

A Perfect Match: Husband Donates Kidney to Wife

A Perfect Match: Husband Donates Kidney to Wife

A man gave his wife the ultimate wedding anniversary present: his kidney. After the wife was diagnosed with a disease and found out she needed a kidney transplant, doctors determined that her husband was a...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 at 01:38 PM EDT

Doctors Try Glowing Dyes to Find Hidden Cancers

Doctors Try Glowing Dyes to Find Hidden Cancers

It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient's chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung. They were...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 at 10:08 AM EDT

FDA Moves to Lower Nicotine in Cigarettes

FDA Moves to Lower Nicotine in Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration plans to try to make cigarettes less addictive by lowering the amount of nicotine in them, NBC News reports. The unprecedented move comes just nine years after the FDA got...

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 at 07:53 PM EDT

CEO Surrenders Theranos, Pays $500K After 'Massive Fraud'

CEO Surrenders Theranos, Pays $500K After 'Massive Fraud'

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of controversial blood testing start-up Theranos, has been charged with "massive fraud" by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the regulatory agency said Wednesday. CNBC reported...

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