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Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 01:23 PM EST

Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Care

Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Care

The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online. Artificial intelligence is spreading into health care, often...

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 at 06:46 PM EST

Flu Season Is Picking Up, Particularly in the South and the West, CDC Says

Flu Season Is Picking Up, Particularly in the South and the West, CDC Says

Flu activity is picking up across the country, indicating an earlier start to this year's flu season, particularly in the South and in the West, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 07:14 PM EST

Chicken Fried Rice Recalled; May Have Plastic Bits

Chicken Fried Rice Recalled; May Have Plastic Bits

A Mississippi company is recalling more than 86 tons of chicken fried rice because it may contain bits of plastic. Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Oakland, Mississippi, reported the problem after...

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 09:49 AM EST

Opioid Treatment Funds Off-Limits in Some Medical Pot States

Opioid Treatment Funds Off-Limits in Some Medical Pot States

The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses, particularly those letting...

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 08:14 PM EST

Snapchat Dysmorphia: Perils of Seeking 'Selfie' Perfection

Snapchat Dysmorphia: Perils of Seeking 'Selfie' Perfection

Doctors warn that filter attributes aren’t realistic to achieve even with surgery.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 05:58 PM EST

US Officials: Don’t Eat Romaine Grown in Salinas, Calif.

US Officials: Don’t Eat Romaine Grown in Salinas, Calif.

U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The warning comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak...

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 03:31 PM EST

I-Team: NY School Combats Vaping 'Epidemic' Among Students

I-Team: NY School Combats Vaping 'Epidemic' Among Students

If you want to get an idea of how the vaping crisis is shaping our schools, look no further than East Hampton High School in Long Island.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 01:00 PM EST

NYC Sees Decline in Number of New HIV Diagnoses

NYC Sees Decline in Number of New HIV Diagnoses

Health officials say the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City has fallen below 2,000 for the first time since the city started keeping records in 2001.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 05:09 PM EST

Medicare Drug Plan Finder Can Steer Seniors to Higher Costs

Medicare Drug Plan Finder Can Steer Seniors to Higher Costs

Medicare's revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving...

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 01:17 PM EST

Woman Removes Entire Stomach to Preempt Cancer Diagnosis

Woman Removes Entire Stomach to Preempt Cancer Diagnosis

A Washington woman is approaching the one-year anniversary of a rare milestone: In December 2018, Emily LeFrancq had her stomach removed after finding out that she was a carrier of a mutated gene.

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