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Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 02:51 PM EDT

NASA Twins Study Explores Space, the Final Genetic Frontier

NASA Twins Study Explores Space, the Final Genetic Frontier

From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly's body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but newly published research shows...

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 06:39 AM EDT

Broward Officials Warn Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak

Broward Officials Warn Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak

An outbreak of Hepatitis A has spread to Broward County, with seven adult cases reported since the start of the year.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 05:21 PM EDT

Ohio Governor Signs Ban on Abortion After 1st Heartbeat

Ohio Governor Signs Ban on Abortion After 1st Heartbeat

A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion...

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 08:11 AM EDT

How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

It was the death heard 'round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 11:24 PM EDT

Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage in Living Athletes

Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage in Living Athletes

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 10:57 AM EDT

CDC: 465 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. for 2019

CDC: 465 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. for 2019

The measles outbreak has worsened in pockets of the United States. At least 465 cases of measles were reported so far in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. 

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 07:41 AM EDT

How Measles Is Making a Return in New York and Elsewhere

How Measles Is Making a Return in New York and Elsewhere

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. The city took the unusual step...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 09:57 PM EDT

Heated Debate Over High Drug Costs Returns to Capitol Hill

Heated Debate Over High Drug Costs Returns to Capitol Hill

Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 06:19 PM EDT

Feds Charge 2 Dozen in Billion-Dollar Medicare Brace Scam

Feds Charge 2 Dozen in Billion-Dollar Medicare Brace Scam

Federal agents on Tuesday broke up a billion dollar Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors. Two dozen people were charged, including doctors accused of writing...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 12:19 PM EDT

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak

Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday amid a measles outbreak — the worst outbreak in New York City since 1991. The declaration comes after the New York City Health Department ordered...

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