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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 03:02 PM EDT

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 01:37 AM EDT

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they have been unfairly critical of television shows that feature pregnancy in adolescents.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 06:57 AM EDT

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Chili’s canceled fundraisers for over 1200 restaurants nationwide for a group that says that autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position widely discredited by the medical community. To honor...

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 02:46 AM EDT

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with an electrical stimulator.

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 06:48 PM EDT

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary study finds that it may boost the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 06:55 AM EDT

3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

3 People Die of Meningitis in Los Angeles Outbreak

A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said.

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 01:05 PM EDT

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Fertility Drugs Do Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Women who took a fertility drug called Clomid don’t have any higher risk of breast cancer, even 30 years later, than women who did not, a new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute found, NBC...

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:27 PM EDT

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

Liquid Therapy? Experts Warn of Alcohol Abuse by Moms

For many moms looking to relieve stress, wine and cocktails are part of their weekly routine, even on play dates.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 06:57 AM EDT

8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

8,730 Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Misprinting

AdvancePierre Foods is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 07:21 AM EDT

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Duke Scientists Create Self-Healing Muscles in Lab

Biomedical engineers have developed lab-grown skeletal muscles able to flex as just like biologically grown ones and even heal themselves if they are damaged.

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