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Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:04 PM EST

1st Baby From a Uterus Transplant in the US Born in Dallas

1st Baby From a Uterus Transplant in the US Born in Dallas

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in North Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM EST

US Troops Get Freeze-Dried Plasma for Battlefield Bloodshed

US Troops Get Freeze-Dried Plasma for Battlefield Bloodshed

All of the U.S. military's special operations fighters now being sent to war zones have freeze-dried blood plasma, a crucial addition to first-aid kits that can prevent badly wounded troops from bleeding to...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 01:06 AM EST

US Approves Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction

US Approves Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The Food and...

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 05:08 PM EST

Rabid Kitten Attends NJ Party, Exposes More Than a Dozen

Rabid Kitten Attends NJ Party, Exposes More Than a Dozen

A rabid kitten exposed more than a dozen people in three New Jersey counties to rabies after going to a hospital and school and attending a Thanksgiving party, health officials say.

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 01:59 PM EST

NYC Twins Busted in Roommate Hammer Death, Water Dump

NYC Twins Busted in Roommate Hammer Death, Water Dump

Twin brothers from Brooklyn have been indicted for allegedly bashing their roommate's head in with a hammer, killing him, then wrapping the body with tarp, weighing it down with construction materials and...

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 01:39 PM EST

Northeast Homes Teeming With Dust Mite, Pet Allergens: Study

Northeast Homes Teeming With Dust Mite, Pet Allergens: Study

A vast majority of U.S. homes have significant levels of allergens, and homes in the Northeast are among the worst in the nation for certain types of allergens, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen...

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 at 03:13 PM EST

About 11 Percent of Drugs in Poor Countries Are Fake: UN

About 11 Percent of Drugs in Poor Countries Are Fake: UN

About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health...

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 07:33 PM EST

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide. Facebook already has mechanisms for flagging posts from people thinking about harming themselves. The new...

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:50 AM EST

Ambulances Stick Patients With Surprise Bills

Ambulances Stick Patients With Surprise Bills

Public outrage over surprise medical bills has prompted some states to pass laws protecting consumers. But such laws largely ignore ground ambulance rides, which can leave patients with up to thousands owed...

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 02:28 PM EST

Big Tobacco Finally Tells the Truth in Court-Ordered Ad

Big Tobacco Finally Tells the Truth in Court-Ordered Ad

Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette. Ads with these statements hit the major television networks and...

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