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Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:29 PM EDT

3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

Three people and one horse were infected with West Nile Virus in Massachusetts, state health officials announced Friday. All three people were hospitalized but have since been discharged. The horse, which fell...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 03:13 PM EDT

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

If you eat contaminated food, symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Here's when you should go see a doctor.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:19 AM EDT

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

So much for a glass of wine a day for your health's sake — all alcohol consumption is bad for you, according to a damning report. The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:33 AM EDT

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe, which provides DNA testing kits for consumers, is telling outside app developers that they'll no longer have access to the company's raw genomic data. Developers of health apps, weight loss services...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm to impregnate possibly dozens of women surrendered his medical license Thursday to a state board that also barred him from ever seeking...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:30 AM EDT

Friday Night Lights Start to Dim on High School Football

Friday Night Lights Start to Dim on High School Football

Fewer high school students are joining football teams, even though more students are playing high school sports on the whole, NBC News reported. Participation in football has declined 7 percent since the...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 05:54 PM EDT

Russians Pushed Divisive Content Over Vaccines: Researchers

Russians Pushed Divisive Content Over Vaccines: Researchers

Russian trolls weren’t just trying to cause division in U.S. politics. A new study shows they were also trying to sow discord in one of the country's most heated debates around public health: vaccinations. NBC...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 01:34 PM EDT

Pot Vs. Pills for Pain Relief

Pot Vs. Pills for Pain Relief

Medical marijuana could be the answer to overcoming the nation's opioid epidemic, but so far the only evidence cannabis can relieve pain comes from patients. That's because the federal government considers...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 03:48 PM EDT

32 Children's Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

32 Children's Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

King Bio is recalling 32 children's medicines due to a possible microbial contamination. The North Carolina-based company, which makes homeopathic drugs, announced Wednesday that a small percentage of its...

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 07:01 AM EDT

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration to Cover Shortages

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that people can use some expired EpiPens for a few months longer to help cover spot shortages that have put some parents into a panic at the beginning of a new...

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