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Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 03:38 PM PDT

Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places

Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places

A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic. About 1 in 20 women infected with...

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 07:07 PM PDT

New UCSD Cancer Research Shows How Cells Resist Chemotherapy

New UCSD Cancer Research Shows How Cells Resist Chemotherapy

New revolutionary research out of University of California, San Diego, shows that cancer cells can communicate with each other. This might be how they adapt to resist chemotherapy treatment.

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 01:49 PM PDT

6 Reasons to Celebrate Global Running Day

6 Reasons to Celebrate Global Running Day

Last week had National Doughnut Day. Global Running Day is here Wednesday, giving you a good excuse to work off those treats. Here are six reasons why you should join more than 1.2 million people from 185...

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 12:31 PM PDT

Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast Cancers

Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast Cancers<br />

Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's...

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 06:21 AM PDT

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 01:54 PM PDT

AI Sex Robots Are on Their Way

AI Sex Robots Are on Their Way

Robots are becoming smarter and have become a part of our daily lives more than ever, from the work they do in hospitals and restaurants to helping around the house. But some of these robot personal assistants...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 07:32 AM PDT

This Device Combats Ebola and Extremists in Africa

This Device Combats Ebola and Extremists in Africa

In some villages deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where bridges may just be felled trees and there are few roads or telephones, a growing network of solar-powered radios is doing double duty, NBC...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 07:34 AM PDT

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday. The...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 05:04 PM PDT

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 02:24 PM PDT

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children<br /><br />

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...

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