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Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 12:09 PM EST

22 Sickened in Deadly UMD Adenovirus Outbreak

22 Sickened in Deadly UMD Adenovirus Outbreak

At least 22 students at the University of Maryland were sickened by a strain of Adenovirus that killed one freshman at the school.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 01:12 PM EST

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 07:51 PM EST

Miami Duo Arrested For Operating Dental Practice Out Of Bus

Miami Duo Arrested For Operating Dental Practice Out Of Bus

Two people are behind bars after allegedly running an illegal dental practice out of a bus in Miami. According to Miami-Dade Police officials, Daniela Sulbaran and Victor Bernal were arrested earlier this month...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 04:38 PM EST

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

The World Health Organization says Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. WHO emergencies chief...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 02:58 PM EST

Mental Health Clinic Opens Inside a Walmart in Texas

Mental Health Clinic Opens Inside a Walmart in Texas

You can go to Walmart to buy toothpaste and shampoo, order glasses or fulfill a drug prescription. Now, some customers can also get therapy, Today.com reported. A new outpatient mental health clinic has opened...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 06:29 AM EST

Opioid Case Has New Complication: Babies Born in Withdrawal

Opioid Case Has New Complication: Babies Born in Withdrawal

The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts?...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 07:37 AM EST

China Halts Work of Team Claiming It Made Gene-Edited Babies

China Halts Work of Team Claiming It Made Gene-Edited Babies

China's government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 12:12 AM EST

Suicide, Drug Overdoses Push Down US Life Expectancy

Suicide, Drug Overdoses Push Down US Life Expectancy

Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 06:40 AM EST

Scientist Claiming Gene-Edited Babies Reports 2nd Pregnancy

Scientist Claiming Gene-Edited Babies Reports 2nd Pregnancy

Leading scientists see even more reasons to worry and have more questions than answers after a Chinese scientist attended an international conference Wednesday and repeated his claim to have helped make the...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 07:45 AM EST

3 Premature Babies Die After NJ Hospital Infection Outbreak

3 Premature Babies Die After NJ Hospital Infection Outbreak

Two premature babies who contracted a bacterial infection at a New Jersey hospital in the throes of an outbreak, died last week, officials say. It is the third death of a premature baby in Newark's University...

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