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Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

The flu epidemic has had life-changing consequences for a Carrollton family in Texas Desiree Buckingham-Ramirez says her 8-year-old son Witten Ramirez is battling a brain infection that doctors say was caused by...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:14 AM EST

Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes and Save Big Tobacco

Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes and Save Big Tobacco

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 07:11 AM EST

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 08:01 AM EST

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 07:54 AM EST

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” to tackle public health problems associated with social isolation, NBC News reported. The minister, Tracey Crouch, was appointed after research showed that one in...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 06:51 AM EST

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:30 PM EST

Losing Weight With Intermittent Fasting?

Losing Weight With Intermittent Fasting?

For centuries, fasting has been practiced in different cultures and religions to live a longer, healthier life. Now, it's become a go-to for weight loss. But is it healthy? And does it really work? NBC 10 Boston...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 05:14 PM EST

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later? President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:29 AM EST

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a...

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 04:39 AM EST

Making Stretching Part of Your Daily Routine

Making Stretching Part of Your Daily Routine

You may think stretching is only something you do before playing a sport or working out. But experts say it should be a key part of your daily routine.

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