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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 09:10 PM EST

Seattle Woman Contracts Brain Infection From Neti Pot

Seattle Woman Contracts Brain Infection From Neti Pot

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:18 PM EST

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 09:48 PM EST

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 08:17 PM EST

Elementary Schoolers Become Yogis at Alexandria School

Elementary Schoolers Become Yogis at Alexandria School

Students at an elementary school in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County get weekly instruction in yoga. They said they leave the class more calm than when they entered. "Sometimes I get mad at other...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 07:52 AM EST

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles...

Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 at 01:16 PM EST

Clinic 1st in Virginia to Treat Opioid-Addicted Moms-to-Be

Clinic 1st in Virginia to Treat Opioid-Addicted Moms-to-Be

A Charlottesville clinic has become the first in the state to offer a treatment program specifically for pregnant women trying to break opioid addictions before they give birth.

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...

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