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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:51 AM EST

Child Dies From Flu as Cases Skyrocket Across New York

Child Dies From Flu as Cases Skyrocket Across New York

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

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:36 PM EST

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 08:11 PM EST

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

With opioids killing and devastating more people than any other health crisis in Pennsylvania's history, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday declared a disaster emergency that suspends regulations hindering access to...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:14 PM EST

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

It's too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least 24 people in the U.S. and 40 in Canada sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday....

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 09:53 PM EST

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot, NBC News reported. It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Plus, that small tip...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 04:26 PM EST

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. At 71, he's the oldest person ever elected to the nation's...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:18 PM EST

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

A teenager who looks after his sick mom, grandmother and brother while his father works 60 hours weeks is now getting viral attention for the sacrifices he makes for his family.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 08:37 AM EST

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children. Parents have expressed concern about the amount of time kids spend on their smartphones, and...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 07:59 AM EST

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

There's a good reason not to skip the flu shot this year: a new study has found that older adults who get the shot every flu season were less likely to die or be hospitalized with severe complications, NBC News...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 02:35 AM EST

Up to 2K People Possibly Exposed to Hep A at Utah 7-Eleven

Up to 2K People Possibly Exposed to Hep A at Utah 7-Eleven

Health officials say people who went to a West Jordan, Utah 7-Eleven within the past two weeks might have been exposed to hepatitis A. An employee worked at the store between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3 while ill and...

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