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Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year

Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year

Every eight minutes, a child in the United States is improperly medicated at home -- that according to a new study published this week in Pediatrics.
Brooks Hays
Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant

Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant

Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down after being stabbed in the back in 2010, but thanks to a cell transplant, Fidyka can walk again.
Brooks Hays
Want a soda? Take a 5-mile walk to burn the calories

Want a soda? Take a 5-mile walk to burn the calories

A new study suggests informing teenagers about how much exercise they need to burn off the calories in a soda or sugary drink may lead to decreased consumption,
Aileen Graef
Changing the names of drugs to reflect their effects

Changing the names of drugs to reflect their effects

The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology says it's time to change the name of drugs like antidepressants and antipsychotics.
Thor Benson
CDC's Frieden admits uncertainty over Texas Ebola transmission

CDC's Frieden admits uncertainty over Texas Ebola transmission

CDC Director Tom Frieden admitted to Congress that officials don't know exactly how the two caregivers contracted the Ebola virus from Thomas Eric Duncan.
Brooks Hays
Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in New Hampshire

Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in New Hampshire

Another person in New Hampshire is dead as a result of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a sometimes fatal arbovirus spread by mosquitos.
Brooks Hays
Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' Vine inspired by turnips

Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' Vine inspired by turnips

First lady Michelle Obama made a "Turnip for What" Vine.
Kate Stanton
Richmond hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

Richmond hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

Another Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm, this time in Richmond, Virginia.
Brooks Hays
Chinese drug company says it has Ebola cure

Chinese drug company says it has Ebola cure

A pharma firm in China is claiming to have developed a cure for Ebola and has partnered with a research branch of the Chinese military to push the new drug.
Brooks Hays
Dallas nurse with Ebola identified as Nina Pham

Dallas nurse with Ebola identified as Nina Pham

Nina Pham, 26, is the first known person to contract the Ebola virus in the United States.
Kate Stanton
Boston patient unlikely to have Ebola, officials say

Boston patient unlikely to have Ebola, officials say

Doctors and patients at a Boston outpatient facility were held in place for several hours on Sunday, as a emergency hazmat teams responded to an Ebola scare.
Brooks Hays
Anesthetic procedure could improve symptoms for veterans with PTSD

Anesthetic procedure could improve symptoms for veterans with PTSD

New research shows a simple anesthetic procedure could improve symptoms for veterans with PTSD.
Thor Benson
Lung cancers can lie in wait for 20 years, suddenly turn aggressive

Lung cancers can lie in wait for 20 years, suddenly turn aggressive

Some lung cancers can remain dormant for as long as 20 years before turning aggressive and quickly metastasizing.
Brooks Hays
Study: Coffee, both decaf and regular, promotes liver health

Study: Coffee, both decaf and regular, promotes liver health

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute say people who drink coffee every day are doing well by their livers.
Brooks Hays
Cold helps body turn bad fat into good fat

Cold helps body turn bad fat into good fat

Cold temperatures could encourage obesity-related white fat to transform into calorie-burning brown fat, also known as good fat.
Brooks Hays
Americans want flight bans for West African nations

Americans want flight bans for West African nations

According to a recent survey, a majority of Americans want flights from the West African nations reporting Ebola to be banned from the U.S.
Brooks Hays
Study: College athletes more likely to carry MRSA

Study: College athletes more likely to carry MRSA

Collegiate athletes who play contact sports like football, basketball and soccer are more likely than their peers to carry the superbug MRSA.
Brooks Hays
Harvard researchers grow insulin-producing stem cells

Harvard researchers grow insulin-producing stem cells

Researchers came upon a new way to transform stem cells into beta cells that respond to glucose levels and produce insulin to help diabetics break down sugar.
Brooks Hays
Study: Grapefruit juice helps lab rats keep off weight

Study: Grapefruit juice helps lab rats keep off weight

In a recent study, mice who drank grapefruit juice while eating a high-fat diet gained less weight than mice drinking water.
Brooks Hays

Life expectancy in the U.S. hits record high

A new report shows that life expectancy among Americans is at a record high.
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