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Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 10:34 AM EDT

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday. The...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 07:13 PM EDT

Grant Gives Va. Hospital 24/7 Care for Sex Assault Victims

Grant Gives Va. Hospital 24/7 Care for Sex Assault Victims

Until now, staffing shortages left some victims languishing in the waiting room for hours.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 08:04 PM EDT

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 05:24 PM EDT

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children<br /><br />

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:04 AM EDT

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 09:54 PM EDT

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 07:19 AM EDT

Apps Aim to Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Apps Aim to Keep Teen Drivers Safe

New teen drivers age 16 and 17 are almost three times as likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 07:07 PM EDT

Play Tackles Stigma of Women With Alcoholism, Addiction

Play Tackles Stigma of Women With Alcoholism, Addiction

A woman who’s been sober for 17 years is using her experience in a unique way to tackle the stigma about women with alcoholism or addiction.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 06:12 PM EDT

New Eye Surgery Holds Promise

New Eye Surgery Holds Promise

Doctors in the U.S. are starting to use a new kind of eye surgery that could help patients give up glasses or contacts. It's similar to Lasik, but has some advantages. NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 06:12 PM EDT

Fitness Forward: Virginia Hotel Rooms Have Mini-Gyms Inside

Active people who visit the Washington, D.C. area now have a new option: hotel...View gallery

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