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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...

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...

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