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Mar 30, 2014

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death: Study

A new study published Saturday suggests that women who drink a lot of diet soda may be at a greater risk of heart disease and even death, NBC News reported.

Mar 29, 2014

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

Joan Milne was born deaf and was overcome with emotion when she heard a nurse reciting the days of the week for the first time.

Mar 27, 2014

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

6 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: White House

More than 6 million people have enrolled in health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges, the White House said Thursday, offering a sign that a massive last-minute sign-up surge has panned out as predicted.

Mar 27, 2014

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

Autism Rates Jump by 30 Percent in Kids: CDC

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the autism in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children, NBC News reported.

Mar 25, 2014

Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

Obamacare Enrollees Could Get More Time to Sign Up

The deadline to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges is March 31 — but people who have been trying to enroll may be able to buy themselves some more time past that date,...

Mar 21, 2014

Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans for Obese Girl

Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans for Obese Girl

Doctors operating on a Texas girl suffering from rare medically-induced obesity had to alter their plans in the middle of the surgery on Friday due to complications, NBC News reported.

Mar 15, 2014

Student's Death Sparks Call for Vaccine Approval

Student's Death Sparks Call for Vaccine Approval

After a 19-year-old Drexel University student died suddenly of a fast-moving infection, a drugmaker says it will seek U.S. approval for a meningitis vaccine that may have saved her.

Mar 13, 2014

FDA Chief Defends Approval of Controversial Painkiller

FDA Chief Defends Approval of Controversial Painkiller

The head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, on Thursday defended her agency's decision to approve the much-debated painkiller Zohydro, saying it fills an "important and unique niche" for...

Mar 12, 2014

Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars

Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars

The number of young adults taking drugs for ADHD has increased rapidly in five years, according to a new report.

Feb 5, 2014

Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment: Study

Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment: Study

Could vitamin C help fight tumor cells? That's what a new study suggests, renewing a long-controversial theory.

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