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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 07:42 PM EST

South Florida Company Turns Cobra Venom Into Healing Treatment

South Florida Company Turns Cobra Venom Into Healing Treatment

When you think about Cobra venom eventual death comes to mind. A South Florida company is changing the perception of the deadly venom. Nutra Pharma Corp., a biotechnology company specializing in the acquisition,...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 06:00 PM EST

As Children Die From Flu, Health Officials Urge Caution

As Children Die From Flu, Health Officials Urge Caution

Forty to 200 children die from the flu nationwide each year, and according to the CDC, 15 have passed away in the last month.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 03:49 PM EST

Families of Heart Recipient, Donor Have Tearful Meeting

Families of Heart Recipient, Donor Have Tearful Meeting

Brian Wade, 58, of Portland, Maine is recovering well from a heart transplant on Valentine’s Day last year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM EST

Sore Back? Try Heat and Exercise First, Guidelines Say

Sore Back? Try Heat and Exercise First, Guidelines Say

Prescription drugs should only be a last resort as a treatment for lower back pain, a leading doctors' group said Monday. NBC News reported on the new guidance from the American College of Physicians, which...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 08:50 AM EST

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

Aetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. The announcement Tuesday comes several days after...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 06:04 PM EST

Doctors Fight for Extremely Premature Baby

Doctors Fight for Extremely Premature Baby

The numbers of premature births are on the rise, and studies show such babies are more likely to develop mental health issues later in life.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 04:04 PM EST

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborn children are set up for more academic and intellectual success, according to a new study that delved into nearly 40 years of data. Today.com reported that firstborn babies and toddlers started scoring...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:45 PM EST

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, probably from shoveling snow, according to Canadian researchers. NBC News reported that researchers found a slight increase in heart attacks and...

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

A California woman shed tears of gratitude Saturday upon meeting in person the 911 dispatcher who'd helped save her husband's life. On Jan. 21, Carolyn Evans called 911. Her husband, 65-year-old Jeff Evans, had...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation. U.S. District...

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