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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 01:28 PM EST

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 02:55 PM EST

Can Chronic Inflammation Cause Depression?

Can Chronic Inflammation Cause Depression?

A new theory indicates that chronic inflammation may cause a role in depression, Dr. Joshua Weiner says. He offers tips on what patients need to know.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 01:59 PM EST

5 Ways We Could Be Damaging Our Skin

5 Ways We Could Be Damaging Our Skin

Dr. Cheryl Burgess breaks down five everyday behaviors that can damage your skin, including drinking coffee and taking long hot showers.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 04:32 AM EST

Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress...

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 08:38 PM EST

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is often genetic happenstance, according to a new study.

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM EST

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option,...

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