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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 07:11 PM PDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 01:46 PM PDT

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones,...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:02 AM PDT

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation. Acting Attorney...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:38 AM PDT

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. And no matter how impossible it may seem, even the best of parents can forget a child in the backseat of their car.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:27 AM PDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 03:07 PM PDT

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...