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Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 07:57 PM EDT

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she announced Thursday. "I stepped out of the OR a few years ago, and it is now time for me to return to...

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 01:18 PM EDT

Ebola-Infected American Aid Worker Arrives at NIH

Ebola-Infected American Aid Worker Arrives at NIH

An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning. The patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special...

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 04:42 PM EDT

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 04:53 PM EDT

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.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 04:04 PM EDT

Could New "Fat-Melting" Injection End Double Chins?

Could New "Fat-Melting" Injection End Double Chins?

A new "fat-melting" drug designed to get rid of double chins moved one step closer to market this week after a panel advising the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to approve it, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:36 AM EDT

Maker of Children's Tylenol Pleads Guilty Over Recall

Maker of Children's Tylenol Pleads Guilty Over Recall

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare,

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:32 AM EDT

Blood Test May Spot Autism in Infants: Study

Blood Test May Spot Autism in Infants: Study

A blood-based measure could lead to a clinical test that could spot signs of autism in boys just 1 or 2 years old, a new study has found, a finding that could help children with autism get the help they...

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 12:26 PM EDT

Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals

Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals

Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," the company...

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 01:16 PM EST

Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive

Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive

Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced Thursday.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 03:47 PM EST

"Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss

"Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss

A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with worsening memory loss

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