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Monday, May 1, 2017 at 05:33 PM EDT

Nevada Coalition Seeks Unprecedented Insulin Refund Law

Nevada Coalition Seeks Unprecedented Insulin Refund Law

Aiming to rein in soaring prescription drug prices, an unlikely Nevada coalition is trying to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose how they set insulin prices — and issue refunds to diabetics or their...

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:56 PM EDT

5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked

5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked

A lot of people vow to quit sugar as the weather warms up, but as NBC News' Better team discovered, it's easier said than done to make it 10 days without the sweet stuff. People hold some several misconceptions...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 04:36 PM EDT

FDA Approves 1st Targeted Drug for Certain Leukemia Patients

FDA Approves 1st Targeted Drug for Certain Leukemia Patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug for adults with acute myeloid...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 01:39 PM EDT

Trump Names Anti-Abortion Leader to High Post at HHS

Trump Names Anti-Abortion Leader to High Post at HHS

The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest,...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 07:36 AM EDT

DEA Offering Disposal of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Pills

DEA Offering Disposal of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Pills

The Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the opportunity for the safe disposal of expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions pills or patches on Saturday. Scores of locations across the country are...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 07:28 AM EDT

Wait for Calorie Count on Burgers, Pizza May Get Longer

Wait for Calorie Count on Burgers, Pizza May Get Longer

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again. New government rules to help people find out how many calories are in their restaurant meals...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 06:35 PM EDT

AI Predicts Heart Attacks Better Than Doctors: Study

AI Predicts Heart Attacks Better Than Doctors: Study

New research suggests that artificial intelligence may be better at determining which patients are at high risk for a heart attack than their doctor, NBC News reported. AI computer programs developed at the...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 01:33 PM EDT

Utah Rep. Chaffetz Gives Transparent Reason for Leave

Utah Rep. Chaffetz Gives Transparent Reason for Leave

Republican lawmaker Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz revealed internal hardware that has been holding his foot together for the last 12 years on his Instagram account. Recently Chaffetz announced he would be taking...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 02:17 PM EDT

California Weighs Huge Health Care Remake: Dumping Insurers

California Weighs Huge Health Care Remake: Dumping Insurers

A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:42 PM EDT

Blood Tests Track Lung Cancer Gene Changes, Aiding Treatment

Blood Tests Track Lung Cancer Gene Changes, Aiding Treatment

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests...

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