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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 08:37 AM EST

Nearly Half Say Health Care Is Top Problem for 2018: Poll

Nearly Half Say Health Care Is Top Problem for 2018: Poll

As President Donald Trump completes his first year in office, Americans are increasingly concerned about health care, and their faith that government can fix it has fallen. A new poll by The Associated...

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:11 AM EST

Couple Has Baby From Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

Couple Has Baby From Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

A baby conceived in 1992 has finally been born a generation later, NBC News reported. Emma Gibson was frozen as an embryo and donated to a faith-based clinic in Knoxville that specializes in embryo donation and...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 01:57 PM EST

Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins US Approval

Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins US Approval

U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation's first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 07:36 AM EST

Scientists Tune Into Brain to Uncover Music's Healing Power

Scientists Tune Into Brain to Uncover Music's Healing Power

Music increasingly is becoming a part of patient care - although it's still pretty unusual to see roving performers captivating entire wards, like at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital one fall morning....

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 05:32 PM EST

CDC: There's No Ban on Use of 'Fetus,' 'Science-Based'

CDC: There's No Ban on Use of 'Fetus,' 'Science-Based'

No words have been banned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lexicon, according to the federal agency's director. In a statement sent to NBC News on Monday, CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald...

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 02:32 PM EST

US Health Officials to Target High-Risk Alternative Remedies

US Health Officials to Target High-Risk Alternative Remedies

U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and...

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 01:28 PM EST

On the Front Lines of Drug Crisis, US Police Split on Narcan

On the Front Lines of Drug Crisis, US Police Split on Narcan

The sheriff of Clermont County in Ohio firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away,...

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 11:28 PM EST

'Fetus,' 'Transgender' Among 7 Banned Words at CDC: Report

'Fetus,' 'Transgender' Among 7 Banned Words at CDC: Report

The Trump administration reportedly banned staff of the nation's top health protection agency from using seven words or phrases in budget-related documents. But federal health officials on Saturday pushed...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45 PM EST

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 04:56 PM EST

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the...

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