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Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 06:17 AM EDT

Ethicist Foresees Choosing Your Baby From Dozens of Embryos

Ethicist Foresees Choosing Your Baby From Dozens of Embryos

There are dozens more choices for which of your embryos should be placed in the womb to become your child. That's the future a biomedical ethics expert envisions for 20 to 40 years from now — soon enough...

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 07:15 AM EDT

Organs From Drug Overdoses Could Help Transplant Shortage

Organs From Drug Overdoses Could Help Transplant Shortage

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 05:42 AM EDT

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 06:54 PM EDT

Lettuce Named Likely Culprit in 11-State E. Coli Outbreak

Lettuce Named Likely Culprit in 11-State E. Coli Outbreak

Health investigators have identified chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona as the probable culprit of an 11-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least seven people in New Jersey as well as people in New...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT

FDA Works to Pull Concentrated Caffeine Products off Shelves

FDA Works to Pull Concentrated Caffeine Products off Shelves

The Food and Drug Administration Friday declared concentrated, bulk caffeine products illegal and said it would act to get them off the shelves. "These products present a significant public health threat...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 07:42 AM EDT

Closing Time? Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day

Closing Time? Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 02:09 PM EDT

In Opioid Epidemic, Some Cities Strain to Afford OD Antidote

In Opioid Epidemic, Some Cities Strain to Afford OD Antidote

Cities like Baltimore are feeling the financial squeeze as they rely on naloxone to try and counteract rising overdose rates. Some hard-hit communities across the country are struggling to pay for dosages...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 03:13 AM EDT

CDC Probes E. Coli Mystery Outbreak in NJ, CT, More States

CDC Probes E. Coli Mystery Outbreak in NJ, CT, More States

Health investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the most recent multistate E. coli outbreak that also impacted New Jersey.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:33 PM EDT

Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month

Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month

Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday. The study suggests health...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 02:51 PM EDT

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates...

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