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Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 09:22 AM EDT

Helping Pets Cope With Fourth of July Fireworks

Helping Pets Cope With Fourth of July Fireworks

Animal shelters across the country cite higher lost pet intakes on July 5th than on any other day of the year. For too many dogs and cats, fireworks displays cause them to bolt from their homes in a blind...

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 06:02 PM EDT

'Michael Jackson Drug' Still Prompts Curiosity From Patients

'Michael Jackson Drug' Still Prompts Curiosity From Patients

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many...

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 04:39 AM EDT

Family Battles Texas Law to Stop Daughter From Being Declared Brain Dead

Family Battles Texas Law to Stop Daughter From Being Declared Brain Dead

A Waxahachie family is fighting for their daughter's recovery after she nearly drowned more than a week ago, but they say Texas law makes it difficult to give her the chance to survive. Blaire Bravenec was...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 05:26 PM EDT

New Drug to Boost Women's Sex Drive Approved in US

New Drug to Boost Women's Sex Drive Approved in US

U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. The medication OK'd...

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 06:43 PM EDT

Officials: Boil-Water Order Lifted in Long Beach

Officials: Boil-Water Order Lifted in Long Beach

The boil-water order issued for the City of Long Beach last week after E. coli was detected has been lifted following two consecutive and favorable test results, county officials announced Monday morning.

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 11:51 AM EDT

3 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Medical Practitioner

3 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Medical Practitioner

Doctor Terry Dubrow of Oxygen's "License to Kill" shares the 3 things you need to know when choosing a medical provider. The biggest mistake people make is just trusting the doctor. "Typically people see the...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:47 AM EDT

More Young People Are Suffering Strokes

More Young People Are Suffering Strokes

Doctors say many associate a stroke diagnosis with older patients, but they can strike younger people as well. Just ask Stephanie Buntin, a 39-year-old mother from Tennessee. WMC's Kelly Roberts reports.

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 09:08 AM EDT

Restaurants Could Be 1st to Get Genetically Modified Salmon

Restaurants Could Be 1st to Get Genetically Modified Salmon

Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks,...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:42 PM EDT

House Would Block Feds From Interfering With State Pot Laws

House Would Block Feds From Interfering With State Pot Laws

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote represents a breakthrough...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:29 PM EDT

Pig Disease Spreading in Asia as Nations Struggle to Stop It

Pig Disease Spreading in Asia as Nations Struggle to Stop It

Asian nations are scrambling to contain highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of...

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