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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 07:30 PM EST

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Blood-Clotting Disease

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Blood-Clotting Disease

Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes that a one-time treatment can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood disease....

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:48 AM EST

Viagra Goes Generic: Pfizer to Launch Own Little White Pill

Viagra Goes Generic: Pfizer to Launch Own Little White Pill

The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:34 AM EST

Pollution Can Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Suggests

Pollution Can Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Suggests

Air pollution can hinder the effects of exercise in the body, a new British study suggests. As NBC News reported, researchers from Imperial College London studied 120 people, aged 60 or older, who walked in...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:12 AM EST

Q&A: Tax Bill Impacts on Health Law Coverage and Medicare

Q&A: Tax Bill Impacts on Health Law Coverage and Medicare

The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time. Lawmakers will...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 09:33 PM EST

Thousands Hit by Harvey in Texas Still Without Clean Water

Thousands Hit by Harvey in Texas Still Without Clean Water

Thousands of people are still waiting on access to safe drinking water in parts of Texas more than three months after Hurricane Harvey. The storm and the heavy rains that followed overflowed drainage districts...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:02 PM EST

2017 Mass. Flu Season Outlook

2017 Mass. Flu Season Outlook

This year's flu season is off to a fast and early start.

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:51 PM EST

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:45 AM EST

'Take All Their Excuses Away': Hard Cases in Heroin Fight

'Take All Their Excuses Away': Hard Cases in Heroin Fight

Long before President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and pledged to "overcome addiction in America," addiciton counselor DeValle Williams was fighting in the trenches, where it's...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 04:59 AM EST

UN Voices Alarm About Spread of HIV in Egypt

UN Voices Alarm About Spread of HIV in Egypt

The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:11 AM EST

CVS Health-Aetna Deal Could Reshape Health Industry

CVS Health-Aetna Deal Could Reshape Health Industry

CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest health insurer, in order to push...

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