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Santa Fe shooting victim worked two jobs to take care of her ill husband; her death may save his life

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:34:57 GMT

Cynthia Tisdale spent the last years of her life working two jobs to help pay for the medical expenses of her husband, who suffers from a life-threatening lung disease.


Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:12:40 GMT

It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA successfully "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another.


FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

Fri, 18 May 2018 19:09:37 GMT

The FDA approved a preventive treatment option for migraine patients that should be available within a week and is expected to cost $575 monthly or $6,900 annually.


Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

Tue, 22 May 2018 08:35:06 GMT

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.


Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to a city, raising concerns over its control

Thu, 17 May 2018 22:23:44 GMT

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now entered a "new phase," after the first urban case was confirmed in Mbandaka city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.


Three dead from Nipah virus in India; more than 40 being tested

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:38:35 GMT

Three people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have died of the Nipah virus.


Since Parkland, 14 states have introduced measures to arm teachers and staff

Mon, 21 May 2018 21:01:35 GMT

Once again, we're talking about arming teachers as a solution to gun violence.


Where your hair extensions come from

Wed, 16 May 2018 22:38:31 GMT

Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city.


A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:37:16 GMT

If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence.


Christianity and depression: It's complicated

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:47:44 GMT


Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students

Thu, 17 May 2018 00:39:06 GMT

Complaints about Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist for students at the University of Southern California, went back decades. Now, the university is acknowledging them.


NRA's incoming president ties Ritalin to school shootings

Mon, 21 May 2018 21:58:20 GMT

Oliver North, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that Ritalin -- a drug commonly used to treat ADHD -- is somehow linked with school shootings. Experts weigh in on that idea.


An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

Mon, 21 May 2018 22:30:11 GMT

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests.


Is your pharmacist under a 'gag rule' about drug prices?

Fri, 11 May 2018 23:53:04 GMT

Is your pharmacist barred from telling you that you might be able to get a cheaper price on your prescription?


Where thousands of women travel abroad for an abortion

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:23:59 GMT

Julie O'Donnell was 29 weeks pregnant, on a flight from Dublin to Liverpool that was packed with rowdy holidaymakers, tears streaming down her face.


Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:55:58 GMT

A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn't help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn't really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a $240 million medical fraud case. The Department of Justice said Monday he had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn't need, all to fund his "lavish" and "opulent lifestyle."


Twins treated for genetic disorder in the womb

Fri, 18 May 2018 08:45:56 GMT

Corinna already had one child with a genetic disorder that left him unable to sweat or grow teeth normally.


Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:02:31 GMT

Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates.


Wherever you are, time is running out to treat gonorrhea

Tue, 15 May 2018 15:43:06 GMT

Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it "the applause. "


Travel snacks, as picked by nutritionists

Fri, 18 May 2018 08:36:29 GMT

Traveling can wreak havoc on our diets, but packing a nutritious snack or meal before heading out the door can get us started on the right healthy eating track and perhaps give us a bit of wiggle room for indulgences before arriving at our destination.


More illnesses reported as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows

Sat, 12 May 2018 12:52:43 GMT

A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said.


His blood saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Sat, 12 May 2018 00:20:43 GMT

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.


How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

Tue, 22 May 2018 08:42:41 GMT

One of Michael Jackson's most spectacular dance moves is not biomechanically feasible without the special prop he invented, say neurosurgeons.


25 people hospitalized in New York from what police suspect was synthetic marijuana

Sun, 20 May 2018 08:29:59 GMT


We have a vaccine for Ebola. Will it work?

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:56:54 GMT

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine.


Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:29:35 GMT

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study.


Science can explain why some people hear Laurel and others hear Yanny

Wed, 16 May 2018 22:40:57 GMT

As if we needed another thing to divide America.


Classics on the rise on list of most popular US baby names

Fri, 11 May 2018 19:30:08 GMT

It looks like the name Emma will not go out of style any time soon.


Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:50 GMT

Before the Trump administration even announced a new rule to stop Title X-funded health centers from providing abortions, the responses poured in.


Florida man dies in e-cigarette explosion, police say

Tue, 15 May 2018 20:16:50 GMT

An explosion from an electronic cigarette killed a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to authorities. His body was found with a wound to his face and some burns.