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Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national...

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 06:22 PM EDT

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News. The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 02:32 PM EDT

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 05:30 PM EDT

High Levels of Lead Found in Some Homes: Newark Mayor

High Levels of Lead Found in Some Homes: Newark Mayor

Officials in Newark have announced a program that allows city residents to replace their lead pipes after recent tests of drinking water found some homes and buildings with elevated levels of lead.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 01:24 PM EDT

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM EDT

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 08:34 PM EDT

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's not known yet what kinds or...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 03:24 PM EDT

2 NJ Cities Among Least Cancer-Prone in the US: Reports

2 NJ Cities Among Least Cancer-Prone in the US: Reports

Two New Jersey cities are among the top cities where residents are least likely to get cancer, reports say.

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 01:33 PM EDT

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions. T...

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 06:24 AM EDT

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported. Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

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