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Ebola virus contained in Nigeria and Senegal

Ebola virus contained in Nigeria and Senegal

The Ebola virus appears to be under control in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, thanks to swift action by emergency health officials there.
Brooks Hays
Study: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months

Study: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months

A new breast cancer drug by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche was shown in clinical trials to extend survival time by 16 months, a record.
Brooks Hays
New study claims antibiotics fail at least 15 percent of the time

New study claims antibiotics fail at least 15 percent of the time

A new study shows the failures of using antiobiotics to cure illness as microbes adapt.
Thor Benson
Vast majority of oncologists admit to burnout

Vast majority of oncologists admit to burnout

According to a new study, more than 70 percent of young oncologists in Europe are already showing signs of burnout.
Brooks Hays
Turmeric may ward off dementia, heal the brain

Turmeric may ward off dementia, heal the brain

A new study has found a that a main ingredient in curry powder, the spice turmeric, can help the brain regenerate neurons and ward off dementia.
Brooks Hays
France considers plain cigarette packaging

France considers plain cigarette packaging

Packages and cartons of cigarettes in France could soon all look largely the same, as the government is preparing to consider a law requiring plain packaging.
Brooks Hays
FDA OKs clinical trial for scorpion venom-based Tumor Paint

FDA OKs clinical trial for scorpion venom-based Tumor Paint

With FDA approval secured, 21 cancer patients will be injected with so-called Tumor Paint, made from scorpion venom, intended to highlight cancerous cells.
Brooks Hays
CVS illegally charging women for generic birth control

CVS illegally charging women for generic birth control

11,000 women were illegally charged for generic birth control -- in violation of the Affordable Care Act.
Heather Records
CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off

CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off

According to a new study by researchers at the CDC, rates of diabetes in the United States have slowed and are leveling off.
Brooks Hays
Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent

Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent

New research suggests basic lifestyle changes and healthy habits can reduce a man's risk of heart attack by a whopping 80 percent.
Brooks Hays
More than 700 infants exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital

More than 700 infants exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital

More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers were exposed to tuberculosis at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Heather Records
Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism

Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism

New research found that children of women who didn't take iron supplements before and during their pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop autism.
Brooks Hays

Protein found in breast milk may protect infants from a certain disease

A possibly deadly disease that mainly affects premature newborns could be prevented by a certain protein found in breast milk.
Heather Records
Study shows one dose of antidepressants changes the brain

Study shows one dose of antidepressants changes the brain

A new study found that a single dose of SSRI antidepressants has almost immediate effects on the brain's connectivity.
Brooks Hays
CDC: Get your flu vaccine

CDC: Get your flu vaccine

More than 100 kids died last year from the flu, and 90 percent of them were unvaccinated -- one of many statistics CDC officials are highlighting.
Brooks Hays
16 U.S. food makers surpass calorie-counting pledge

16 U.S. food makers surpass calorie-counting pledge

16 companies that pledged to cut the calories in their products have exceeded their pledges.
Heather Records
Canadian woman stranded in Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak

Canadian woman stranded in Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak

Canadian Hawa Dumboya and her baby are currently stranded in Sierra Leone, as the West African nation cancels flights amid the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

After criticism from consumers and dentists, Crest has agreed to stop putting plastic microbeads in their toothpastes.
Brooks Hays
Research links sugar subtitutes to obesity

Research links sugar subtitutes to obesity

New research suggests artificial sweeteners may be exacerbating problems of obesity, not helping to solve them.
Brooks Hays
New industry-baked marijuana PSAs advise moderation

New industry-baked marijuana PSAs advise moderation

A new billboard in Colorado reminds viewers to eat pot-laced foods in moderation. "Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation," the sign reads.
Brooks Hays
CDC: painkiller overdose deaths still rising, but not as fast

CDC: painkiller overdose deaths still rising, but not as fast

A new CDC report shows that while the problem of death by painkiller drug overdose is getting worse, the death rate increase has slowed slightly since 2006.
Brooks Hays
Male pattern baldness a sign of prostate cancer risk

Male pattern baldness a sign of prostate cancer risk

According to a new study, androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, may predict a heightened risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer.
Brooks Hays
Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease

Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease

Schizophrenia isn't a single disease but eight distinct disorders, each with their own genetic footprint.
Brooks Hays
Study: too many kids taking antibiotics

Study: too many kids taking antibiotics

A new study suggests roughly half of all antibiotic prescriptions for young people are unnecessary.
Brooks Hays
Enterovirus 68 now sickening children in Northeast

Enterovirus 68 now sickening children in Northeast

Enterovirus 68, virus hospitalizing children in the U.S. Midwest, has now made its way into the Northeast, with cases found in New York and Connecticut.
Danielle Haynes
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