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Friday, May 12, 2017 at 04:33 AM PDT

Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases

Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases

Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 01:28 PM PDT

Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market

Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market

Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook, NBC News reported. NBC News searched Facebook and found postings to trade insulins, EpiPens, asthma inhalers and other prescription...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:17 PM PDT

Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 09:48 AM PDT

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users — a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 06:51 AM PDT

Study Identifies Root Cause of Gray, Balding Hair

Study Identifies Root Cause of Gray, Balding Hair

Scientists in North Texas have identified the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments. Researchers from the University of Texas...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:04 AM PDT

Descendants of Syphilis Study Subjects Emerging From Shadows

Descendants of Syphilis Study Subjects Emerging From Shadows

Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you're among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. For 40 years...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:36 PM PDT

Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care

Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care

The core group of 13 Republican senators tasked with crafting health care legislation to repeal Obamacare is under fire for not including any women senators, NBC News reports. Some Republican women, like Sen....

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:49 PM PDT

Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many US Drugs: Study

Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many US Drugs: Study<br />

Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 07:10 AM PDT

Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties

Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties

Americans' life expectancy varies by nearly a generation across counties in the United States, according to a new study, from a high of 87 years in Colorado's ski country to a low of 66 years in southwest South...

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 03:21 PM PDT

Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain...

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