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Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 08:51 AM EDT

Doctors Try Using Poliovirus to Attack Brain Tumors

Doctors Try Using Poliovirus to Attack Brain Tumors

One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified...

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 10:32 PM EDT

Medical Milestone: US OKs Marijuana-Based Drug for Seizures

Medical Milestone: US OKs Marijuana-Based Drug for Seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalizat...

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 08:16 AM EDT

Store Owners Try Blue Lights in Bathrooms to Deter Drug Use

Store Owners Try Blue Lights in Bathrooms to Deter Drug Use

Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a Pennsylvania convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The...

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 at 03:02 AM EDT

Baby Boom Sets Record at Texas Hospital With 42 Deliveries in 48 Hours

Baby Boom Sets Record at Texas Hospital With 42 Deliveries in 48 Hours

A new record was set this week at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas when a baby boom hit Tuesday morning. Over a 48 hour period, doctors and nurses delivered 42 babies. “We’ve had a ton of people come in...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT

Watch This Baby Smile When She Hears Sound for the 1st Time

Watch This Baby Smile When She Hears Sound for the 1st Time

One-year-old Ayla Esler bursts into a smile after hearing sound for the first time, thanks to cochlear implants installed in the toddler’s ears last month at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Hospital. In a...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 01:27 PM EDT

House Passes Massive Package to Address Opioid Crisis

House Passes Massive Package to Address Opioid Crisis

The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest legislative package on opioids in recent history, NBC News reported. The package, made up of 58 bills, would direct federal agencies to prioritize...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:45 PM EDT

New Evidence Suggests Viruses May Play Role in Alzheimer's

New Evidence Suggests Viruses May Play Role in Alzheimer's

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 09:55 AM EDT

'Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

'Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:59 PM EDT

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:09 PM EDT

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people...

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