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Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 07:11 PM EST

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Hospitalizing More Kids: Study

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Hospitalizing More Kids: Study

Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. The study...

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 01:55 PM EST

Worst of Bad US Flu Season Is Over as illnesses Decline

Worst of Bad US Flu Season Is Over as illnesses Decline

U.S. health officials said Friday that the flu season apparently peaked in early February and has been falling since then. The number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 03:13 PM EST

Latin Families Distressed by US Immigration Policies: Study

Latin Families Distressed by US Immigration Policies: Study

The Trump administration’s immigration policies are causing "high levels of psychological distress" in many Latino parents, who are passing that anxiety along to their kids, a new study finds, NBC News reported....

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 09:38 AM EST

CDC Employee Missing After Calling in Sick, Atlanta Police Say

CDC Employee Missing After Calling in Sick, Atlanta Police Say

Police in Atlanta are searching for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who was last seen two weeks ago, when he left work early after complaining that he felt unwell.

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 06:55 AM EST

Trump's Deregulation Drive Weakens Safety Rules: Analysis

Trump's Deregulation Drive Weakens Safety Rules: Analysis

An Associated Press review of the Department of Transportation's rulemaking activities in Trump's first year in office shows at least a dozen safety rules that were under development or already adopted have been...

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 06:34 PM EST

For Gay Parents, First Comes the Baby, Then Debt

For Gay Parents, First Comes the Baby, Then Debt

For a heterosexual couple having a baby can be expensive but for gay couples having a baby means more than just hospital bills, NBC News reported. The average US hospital baby delivery can costs up to...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 07:59 PM EST

Brains of 'Superagers' Offer Clues to Keeping Sharp

Brains of 'Superagers' Offer Clues to Keeping Sharp

It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 06:49 PM EST

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Over $10 Million for Children With Cancer

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Over $10 Million for Children With Cancer

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10.1 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:16 PM EST

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other...

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 09:06 AM EST

What Mental Health Experts Say to Kids About Shootings

What Mental Health Experts Say to Kids About Shootings

A community began mourning after a former student went on a deadly rampage and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, at a Florida high school, NBC News reported. For...

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