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Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 04:33 AM PDT

Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up to 3 Years Early

Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up to 3 Years Early

Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:21 AM PDT

Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?

Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?

Doctors hope this first-of-its-kind clinical trial will lead to a cure for Type I Diabetes.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:15 PM PDT

Most Drivers Admit to Road Rage: Study

Most Drivers Admit to Road Rage: Study

Nearly eight of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 02:13 PM PDT

K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained

K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained

Despite dire warnings about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, popularly known by names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Kronic, they continue to grow in popularity, NBC News reports.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 07:32 AM PDT

Study: Tobacco Drifts Into Smoke-Free Units

Study: Tobacco Drifts Into Smoke-Free Units

The study looked at tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for people living in apartment or condos.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 01:18 PM PDT

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 08:51 AM PDT

Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments

Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments

“Think of it like a born again eye,” Dr. Chike Mordi from Vision Source in Houston, Texas says of a new treatment's ability to help regenerate eye tissue. With a placenta that meets stringent donor screening and...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 07:03 AM PDT

Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness

Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness

Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, but one University of Missouri researcher is working to change that.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 01:17 PM PDT

Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress

Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress

Congress started its final week of the summer Monday but there was still no agreement on a legislation that would get the U.S. ready for a fight against the Zika virus, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM PDT

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Utah health officials say a resident infected with Zika has died, which they say marks the first death related to the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States. Authorities said Friday the...

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