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Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 01:25 PM EDT

Skimping Seniors Still Face Higher Med. Costs: Gov't Report

Skimping Seniors Still Face Higher Med. Costs: Gov't Report

Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report due out Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 06:35 PM EDT

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 06:22 AM EDT

Growing Number of Fatal Crashes Linked to Drug Use: Study

Growing Number of Fatal Crashes Linked to Drug Use: Study

A new study finds that a growing number of drivers involved in deadly accidents are testing positive for drugs, especially opioids and marijuana, NBC News reported. It is unclear, though, whether the drugs...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 05:39 AM EDT

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported. Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 03:43 PM EDT

4 More Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

4 More Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 11:35 AM EDT

Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law Being Temporarily Blocked

Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law Being Temporarily Blocked

A judge will temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM EDT

UN Health Agency Backs Away From Call to Tax Sugary Drinks

UN Health Agency Backs Away From Call to Tax Sugary Drinks

An independent World Health Organization panel is backing away from the U.N. health agency's own call two years ago to tax sugary drinks, in a new report on diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes that...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50

Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50

New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influenti...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 09:24 PM EDT

This Woman Lives Life With Dozens of Personalities

This Woman Lives Life With Dozens of Personalities

"Autumn" was a little girl who endured horrifying abuse, both sexually and physically for most of her formative years. The violent trauma caused her mind to fragment into multiple personalities, like a...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 03:13 PM EDT

Birth Control Sample Packs Recalled for Out-of-Order Pills

Birth Control Sample Packs Recalled for Out-of-Order Pills

Allergan recalled Tuesday nearly 170,000 packs of Taytulla birth control pills given out by doctors as samples because of a possible packaging error that may lead to the risk of an unintended pregnancy.

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