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Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:36 AM EDT

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available: Researchers

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available: Researchers

America's opioid epidemic is making more organs available for lifesaving transplants, researchers reported Wednesday. Close to 14 percent of people who donated an organ in 2016 — 1,029 donors — had died of a...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 07:27 PM EDT

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:25 PM EDT

Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:01 AM EDT

More Kids, Especially Girls, Are Attempting Suicide: Study

More Kids, Especially Girls, Are Attempting Suicide: Study

More kids are attempting suicide or thinking about it, according to a new study out Wednesday. The rate of children's hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts or activity doubled from about 2008 to 2015,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT

School Stress May Be Cause of Rising Teen Suicide Attempts: Study

School Stress May Be Cause of Rising Teen Suicide Attempts: Study

New research shows a growing number of young people are thinking about taking their own lives, and the study suggests school stress may play a role. Vanderbilt University researchers say the rates of children...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:53 PM EDT

Judge Tosses California Law Allowing Life-Ending Drugs

Judge Tosses California Law Allowing Life-Ending Drugs

A California judge on Tuesday threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. Riverside County Superior Court Judge...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 01:11 PM EDT

Mom's Seeming 'Pregnancy Brain' Turns Out to Be Melanoma

Mom's Seeming 'Pregnancy Brain' Turns Out to Be Melanoma

When Danielle Dick was frustrated at being unable to find the right words, her obstetrician told her it was probably "pregnancy brain" brought on by the twins she was carrying. But "Today" reported that when...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

Marijuana Growers Diversify With Hemp Amid CBD Boom

Marijuana Growers Diversify With Hemp Amid CBD Boom

A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet -- one that doesn't come with a...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:12 PM EDT

Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 01:33 PM EDT

Trans Fats Are Worldwide Health Crisis, UN Agency Says

Trans Fats Are Worldwide Health Crisis, UN Agency Says

The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate...

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