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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...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 03:46 PM EST

How Many Kids Have Autism? US Government Measures 3 Ways

How Many Kids Have Autism? US Government Measures 3 Ways

How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate — 1 in 40 kids — doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising. The...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 03:36 PM EST

US Goal to Be 'First' on Devices Worries Former Regulator

US Goal to Be 'First' on Devices Worries Former Regulator

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren was adamant: The United States would never cut corners to fast-track the approval of medical devices. "We don't use our people as guinea pigs in the U.S.," Shuren said, holding firm as the...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 02:40 PM EST

AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps Have High Number of Injuries

AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps Have High Number of Injuries

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 07:55 PM EST

Outbreak: 8 Other UMD Virus Cases After Student's Death

Outbreak: 8 Other UMD Virus Cases After Student's Death

Less than a week after an 18-year-old University of Maryland freshman died from complications related to a virus, several more cases have been reported at the school.

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