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Mar 31, 2015

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite effect, a veterinary research team announced Monday.

Mar 31, 2015

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be at a disadvantage in developing important academic skills, NBC News reported.

Mar 25, 2015

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who have already started showing symptoms — a phase that usually signals the disease has become...

Mar 24, 2015

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to a new report.

Mar 17, 2015

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the personal or medical data of as many as 11 million people, NBC News reported.

Mar 11, 2015

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

A new study has shown that an ordinary tetanus vaccine can greatly lengthen the lives of people with deadly brain tumors, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Feb 26, 2015

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, according to a new research published Wednesday in The Lancet, NBC News reported.

Feb 25, 2015

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might make people not only fatter, but also prone to diseases like diabetes, NBC News reported.

Feb 21, 2015

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will sue the maker of the hard-to-clean medical instruments linked to six other infections and two deaths,...

Feb 21, 2015

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News reported Friday.

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