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Mar 17, 2015

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the personal or medical data of as many as 11 million people, NBC News reported.

Mar 11, 2015

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

A new study has shown that an ordinary tetanus vaccine can greatly lengthen the lives of people with deadly brain tumors, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Feb 26, 2015

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, according to a new research published Wednesday in The Lancet, NBC News reported.

Feb 25, 2015

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might make people not only fatter, but also prone to diseases like diabetes, NBC News reported.

Feb 21, 2015

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will sue the maker of the hard-to-clean medical instruments linked to six other infections and two deaths,...

Feb 21, 2015

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News reported Friday.

Feb 18, 2015

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific form of breast cancer, NBC News reported.

Feb 13, 2015

Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children

Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children

Parents of obese children in Puerto Rico would be fined up to $800 if they fail to improve their child's health, under a new proposed bill, NBC News reported.

Feb 5, 2015

Massive Hack Hits Major Health Insurer Anthem

Massive Hack Hits Major Health Insurer Anthem

One of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. was hit by a potentially massive computer hacking attack that accessed personal data like social security numbers and income data, a federal official...

Feb 3, 2015

Smartphones, Tech Wrecking Sleep for Teens: Study

Smartphones, Tech Wrecking Sleep for Teens: Study

Teens who use tech with back-lit screens — including laptops, tablets, smart phones or TV screens — tend to suffer from bad nights of sleep, researchers said Monday.

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