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Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 06:52 PM EDT

Side Effects of Antibiotics in Children

Side Effects of Antibiotics in Children

Antibiotics can be life-saving medicine, but nearly 70,000 children end up in the emergency room each year because of side effects

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 12:22 AM EDT

Trump: New Proposal Will Lower Some US Drug Prices

Trump: New Proposal Will Lower Some US Drug Prices

Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 05:48 PM EDT

Helping Teens Overcome Low Self-Esteem

Helping Teens Overcome Low Self-Esteem

Many young girls suffer from low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety which can be tough to talk about. A Massachusetts teenager created an empowerment program called MOVE to help other teens with self-confiden...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 08:54 PM EDT

US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Young People Back Single-Payer Health Care, Poll Finds

Young People Back Single-Payer Health Care, Poll Finds

Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 02:15 PM EDT

Health Care Prices Vary Widely Across US, Study Finds

Health Care Prices Vary Widely Across US, Study Finds

A patient receiving health care services in one part of the United States could pay twice as much as a patient living elsewhere, according to a new study. Prices were highest in San Jose and lowest in Baltimore...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:45 AM EDT

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick in 'Severe' Viral Outbreak at NJ Center

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick in 'Severe' Viral Outbreak at NJ Center

Six children at a long-term care medical facility in New Jersey have died after a “severe outbreak” of adenovirus, a family of viruses that can cause mild illness, while 12 others have been infected, according...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 12:44 PM EDT

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:42 AM EDT

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 07:56 AM EDT

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

Federal health officials now have reports of 155 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like syndrome that mostly affects children and that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, federal health...

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