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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 08:44 AM EDT

Suicide Risk Rises With Quick Repeat Deployments: Study

Suicide Risk Rises With Quick Repeat Deployments: Study

Soldiers are more at risk of suicide when they're repeatedly deployed with six months or less between rotations, and when they're sent to war too soon after they join the service, new research shows. Dr. Robert...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 06:17 AM EDT

Ethicist Foresees Choosing Your Baby From Dozens of Embryos

Ethicist Foresees Choosing Your Baby From Dozens of Embryos

There are dozens more choices for which of your embryos should be placed in the womb to become your child. That's the future a biomedical ethics expert envisions for 20 to 40 years from now — soon enough...

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 05:08 PM EDT

'Can't Give Up': Mom Using Billboard to Find Kidney Donor

'Can't Give Up': Mom Using Billboard to Find Kidney Donor

A Lynn, Massachusetts, mother is taking an unusual step in tracking down a kidney donor: using a billboard to find a match. "I’m fighting to do everything I can to be here," 42-year-old Miranda LeBrasseur...

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 07:15 AM EDT

Organs From Drug Overdoses Could Help Transplant Shortage

Organs From Drug Overdoses Could Help Transplant Shortage

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 06:04 PM EDT

Doctor Recalls Rushing to Help Marathon Bombing Victims

Doctor Recalls Rushing to Help Marathon Bombing Victims

A New England orthopedic surgeon is running the 2018 Boston Marathon, but this year won't be his first race. Dr. Vivek Shah has run the marathon every year since the bombings when he rushed to the aid of the...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 05:42 AM EDT

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT

FDA Works to Pull Concentrated Caffeine Products off Shelves

FDA Works to Pull Concentrated Caffeine Products off Shelves

The Food and Drug Administration Friday declared concentrated, bulk caffeine products illegal and said it would act to get them off the shelves. "These products present a significant public health threat...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 07:48 AM EDT

Clinical Testing Begins on HIV Vaccine at UMass Worcester

Clinical Testing Begins on HIV Vaccine at UMass Worcester

Clinical testing is set to begin on a new HIV vaccine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 07:42 AM EDT

Closing Time? Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day

Closing Time? Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 02:09 PM EDT

In Opioid Epidemic, Some Cities Strain to Afford OD Antidote

In Opioid Epidemic, Some Cities Strain to Afford OD Antidote

Cities like Baltimore are feeling the financial squeeze as they rely on naloxone to try and counteract rising overdose rates. Some hard-hit communities across the country are struggling to pay for dosages...

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