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Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 05:56 PM EDT

FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes

FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 08:24 AM EDT

CTE Reports, Concussions Deter Parents From Youth Football

CTE Reports, Concussions Deter Parents From Youth Football

Lori Anderson grew up with a big, traditional, football-loving family in Austin, Texas, and moved her own family to midwest Michigan. There, she did what was once unthinkable: She did not let her 13-year-old son...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:17 PM EDT

Man Saves Stranger With His Personal AED

Man Saves Stranger With His Personal AED

Reyes said he had bought the AED for $1,300 at Costco to protect his 10-year-old son who is a catcher on a baseball team. He was concerned his son might need a shock from a defibrillator if he got hit in the...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 05:05 PM EDT

Oregon Scientists Do First Human Gene Embryo Editing in US

Oregon Scientists Do First Human Gene Embryo Editing in US

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise in...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:07 PM EDT

What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game

What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game

What can be expected from the health care bill? More debating. Senate leaders are expected to have 20 hours debate before a final vote. When the debate is done, the Senate moves on to what is unofficially called...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:27 AM EDT

Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis

Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis

A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported. Researchers from the Hebrew University in...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 09:52 AM EDT

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT

Chipotle's Norovirus Outbreak the Result of Lax Sick-Policy

Chipotle's Norovirus Outbreak the Result of Lax Sick-Policy

Chipotle Mexican Grill's recent norovirus outbreak in Virginia was the result of lax sick policy enforcement by store managers, the company confirmed on Tuesday. The company said in their earnings conference...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 07:41 PM EDT

Quick Online Test Tells You If You Have Prediabetes

Quick Online Test Tells You If You Have Prediabetes

More than 100 million people in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, and there is a quick way to find out if you may be at risk.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:45 PM EDT
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By Liz Lane

6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even...View gallery

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