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Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:34 AM EDT

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers believe they may have a new way to test a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have an inherited genetic mutation, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM EDT

Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is the only surgeon in the world who is doing transplants in humans with artificially grown organs.

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 08:39 AM EDT

FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

A battery-powered walker, the ReWalk, was recently approved by the FDA and helps patients with spinal cord paralysis walk again.

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM EDT

Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant

Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant

A former Boston University professor who lost all of his limbs after getting a life-threatening infection from group A streptococcus, has been approved for a bilateral arm transplant, NECN reported.

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 03:06 PM EDT

Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

One in 10 deaths in working-age adults may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new study released Tuesday by the CDC.

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 05:04 PM EDT

Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash

Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash

A tweet by the Education Department's federal student aid agency, which poked fun at student poverty, sparked outrage online, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 03:51 PM EDT

FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products

FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products

Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 05:21 PM EDT

Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

New technology could help improve the accuracy rate around breast-cancer screening and even provide specific information regarding potentially fatal tumors.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT

Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer. She disclosed her diagnosis on Tuesday's edition of the ABC morning show, which she co-anchored from 1980 through 1997. She spoke with...

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 08:57 PM EDT

Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

The number of people who may have been exposed to anthrax at the CDC in Atlanta has grown to more than 80 and the number could go even higher, officials say.

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