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Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 02:42 PM PDT

3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware

3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware

Three U.S. hospitals were hit this week by "ransomware" attacks that brought down their systems, according to NBC News. The servers for Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, both in...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:25 PM PDT

FDA Adds Boldest Warning to Most Widely Used Painkillers

FDA Adds Boldest Warning to Most Widely Used Painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration said it will require much stronger warnings on opioid painkillers, making clear they need to be a last-ditch option even for serious pain. It's the latest action from federal...

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 11:26 AM PDT

Health Insurance Gains Due to Obamacare, Not Economy

Health Insurance Gains Due to Obamacare, Not Economy

There's growing evidence that most of the dramatic gain in the number of Americans with health care coverage is due to President Barack Obama's law, and not the gradual recovery of the nation's economy. That...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:14 PM PDT

3 Infected With Lassa Fever in Germany

3 Infected With Lassa Fever in Germany

Three people have been infected with Lassa fever after having come in contact with an American who died of the disease in Germany last month, NBC News reported. "This is now the first documented outbreak...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 04:09 AM PDT

In Fight Against Zika, Brazil Battles Neglect, Cash Crunch

In Fight Against Zika, Brazil Battles Neglect, Cash Crunch

In May, as the first cases of the Zika virus were being detected in Brazil, Rossandra Oliveira stopped receiving a critical tool she needed to do her job: insecticide. Monthly shipments from the government...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:12 AM PDT

Missing Gene May Be Key to Autistic-Like Behavior in Disorder: Study

Missing Gene May Be Key to Autistic-Like Behavior in Disorder: Study

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that connects the genetic defects of Jacobsen syndrome to effects on brain function consistent with autism disorders. About...

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 03:58 PM PDT

Guinea Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 3 Probable

Guinea Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 3 Probable

Guinea's government says that two people in Guinea have tested positive for Ebola, months after the country was declared free of the virus. Ibrahima Sylla, spokesman for the national coordination for the fight...

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 08:41 AM PDT

Major Candy Companies Will Stop Advertising to Kids

Major Candy Companies Will Stop Advertising to Kids

With the Easter bunny just hops away, six major candy companies have agreed to stop advertising to kids, including the makers of Peeps, Lemonheads and Jelly Belly candies, NBC News reported. The companies...

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:43 AM PDT

Breastfeeding Moms Help Save Sick Babies

Breastfeeding Moms Help Save Sick Babies

It’s a lot like a blood bank, but with breast milk. All the hard work is done at home. Now nursing mothers in Connecticut can donate to the state's first milk bank depot in Guilford to help feed sick babies in...

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 05:30 AM PDT

'Stayin' Alive': Airport CPR-Training Kiosks Helping Save Lives

'Stayin' Alive': Airport CPR-Training Kiosks Helping Save Lives

Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason. Lickenbrock taught himself the lifesaving skill at one of the kiosks, then used it...

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