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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 06:34 AM EST

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden. The...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 07:03 AM EST

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and...

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 07:25 AM EST

1.9 Million Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Chicken Recalled

1.9 Million Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Chicken Recalled

Nearly two million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products have been recalled due to concerns over bacteria, the USDA said Sunday.

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 08:00 PM EST

In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S.

In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S.

In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 trillion on medical expenses, up by 5.8 percent since 2014, NBC News reported. Experts say there are also indications that health spending increased because people sought...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM EST

Shkreli Belittles Students Who Recreated His $750 Drug

Shkreli Belittles Students Who Recreated His $750 Drug

Martin Shkreli, the infamous former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who hiked the price on a drug used by HIV patients from $13.50 to $750, is making news again. This time belittling a group of Australian students...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:52 PM EST

World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education

World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education

Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. It's a time to remember over 35 million people who have died from the disease since the early-1980s. It's also a chance for health organizations and charities to raise awareness...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 08:26 AM EST

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: NYU Study

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: NYU Study

The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 09:22 PM EST

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, located...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:41 PM EST

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Some 90 percent of those diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotics, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 02:21 PM EST

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is marveling doctors with his resiliency a year after he was brought to New York to undergo reconstructive surgery. Nine-year-old Dunia...