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Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM PDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:47 AM PDT

Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies

Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies

Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies given names like "zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes" and "twisted...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 04:14 PM PDT

Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM PDT

Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids

Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids

The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 08:21 AM PDT

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 06:35 AM PDT

Trader Joe's Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Trader Joe's Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Trader Joe's is recalling all of its Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because the products may contain small pieces of metal.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 03:49 AM PDT

New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living Drugs

New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living Drugs

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and...

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 10:08 PM PDT

Study Shows Texting Could Help Type 2 Diabetes Management

Study Shows Texting Could Help Type 2 Diabetes Management

A new study from the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute shows that texting could be as good as medication at improving Type 2 Diabetes management.

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 AM PDT

'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution

'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution

The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 05:56 PM PDT

FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse

FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana ER, an extended release form of the opioid drug oxymorphone made by the drug company, from the market because it has such a high...

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