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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 08:01 AM EST

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:54 AM EST

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” to tackle public health problems associated with social isolation, NBC News reported. The minister, Tracey Crouch, was appointed after research showed that one in...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 06:51 AM EST

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 03:35 PM EST

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later? President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 02:58 PM EST

Conn. Boy, 10, Dies After Being Diagnosed With Flu in NY

Conn. Boy, 10, Dies After Being Diagnosed With Flu in NY

The number of influenza cases has risen sharply across New York as the state reported its first child death from the flu this season.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:29 AM EST

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a...

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 12:22 PM EST

GOP-Leaning States Line Up to Require Work for Medicaid

GOP-Leaning States Line Up to Require Work for Medicaid

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid. Whe...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:44 AM EST

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

Influenza is "in lots of places" right now and is peaking across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, NBC News reported. "Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now....

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:58 PM EST

Kentucky Is First to Get OK for Medicaid Work Requirement

Kentucky Is First to Get OK for Medicaid Work Requirement

Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough medications that contain opioids like codeine should not ever be taken by kids and they’ll now need to be labeled to make that clear, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA will also...

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