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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 04:36 AM EDT

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

A new virtual reality simulation is helping hospice workers and medical students see what it's like to die. An end-of-life simulation by Embodied Labs is now educating staff and students at the Gosnell...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 02:44 PM EDT

When Pumpkin Spice is Not So Nice

When Pumpkin Spice is Not So Nice

An expert warns that pumpkin spice flavoring is nowhere near as healthy as pumpkin itself.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions. The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 06:37 PM EDT

Texas Baby Who Underwent Surgery While in Womb Is Doing 'Great': Mom

Texas Baby Who Underwent Surgery While in Womb Is Doing 'Great': Mom

At 19 weeks pregnant, Sarah Prowell learned her unborn son had spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect caused when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly, in many cases leaving a portion of the...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 07:20 PM EDT

Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again

Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again

A puzzling condition that causes partial paralysis in children is back on the uptick in parts of the U.S., with six cases under investigation in Minnesota and 14 reported in Colorado, health officials said...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 02:37 PM EDT

Prescription Drugs: Shopping for Savings

Prescription Drugs: Shopping for Savings

There's new evidence a staggering number of Americans are probably paying too much for their prescription drugs. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 05:58 PM EDT

Mass. Company Makes Customizable Knees With 3D Printer

Mass. Company Makes Customizable Knees With 3D Printer

As baby boomers get older and people are active longer, knee replacement surgery is becoming more common. What isn't common is using a 3-D printer for customized knee replacements. However, one Massachusetts...

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 01:06 PM EDT

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

Popular sparkling water company LaCroix is facing a lawsuit that alleges its products are mislabeled as "all-natural," and the allegations are weighing on the shares of its parent company National Beverage. The...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 02:33 PM EDT

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 08:10 AM EDT

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological...

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