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Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 07:25 AM EST

Survey Finds Few Seniors Are Getting Routine Memory Checkups

Survey Finds Few Seniors Are Getting Routine Memory Checkups

Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is...

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 08:54 PM EST

No Link Between Autism and MMR Vaccine, New Study Finds

No Link Between Autism and MMR Vaccine, New Study Finds

The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) is not associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a new, large study out of Denmark. This doesn't come as a surprise to the Neely family, which has...

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:17 AM EST

New Ways of Studying Individual Cells Offer Scientific 'Breakthrough'

New Ways of Studying Individual Cells Offer Scientific 'Breakthrough'

Until recently, trying to study key traits of cells from people and other animals often meant analyzing bulk samples of tissue, producing a mushed-up average of results from many cell types. It was like...

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 07:51 AM EST

FDA Approves Six-In-One Vaccine

FDA Approves Six-In-One Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination vaccine called Vaxelis designed for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. The FDA says it keeps them from contracting diphtheria, tetanus,...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 03:47 PM EST

DNA Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage

DNA Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage

Family intrigue led Larry Guernsey to buy his wife a DNA test kit for the holidays. "She’s always been interested in genealogy," Guernsey said. The $99 AncestryDNA test uses a saliva sample to unlock your...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 09:44 AM EST

New Recall for Losartan Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Medication

New Recall for Losartan Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Medication

Thousands of bottles of a prescription medicine for treating high blood pressure and congestive heart failure have been recalled over the detection of trace amounts of a possible carcinogen. About 56,000...

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:47 AM EST

Gov. Baker Rejects Supervised Drug Injection Site Proposal

Gov. Baker Rejects Supervised Drug Injection Site Proposal

Gov. Charlie Baker brushed aside on Wednesday a proposal for Massachusetts to allow supervised injection sites for drug users. The Republican told reporters the proposal is illegal under federal law and he...

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM EST

Oprah's Stake in Weight Watchers Falls by $48M in Minutes

Oprah's Stake in Weight Watchers Falls by $48M in Minutes

Oprah Winfrey’s stake in Weight Watchers fell by almost $48 million, at least on paper, after the dieting company released a weak earnings results Tuesday. Shares of the company cratered 30 percent after it...

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 at 05:09 PM EST

New Experimental Treatment Possibilities for Alzheimer's Disease

New Experimental Treatment Possibilities for Alzheimer's Disease

While there is no current cure for Alzheimer's, efforts are continually underway to find experimental treatments to help with the symptoms including at Rhode Island Hospital.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 at 01:56 PM EST

Recall Issued for Market 32 By Price Chopper Ham That Might Contain Plastic: USDA

Recall Issued for Market 32 By Price Chopper Ham That Might Contain Plastic: USDA

A recall has been issued for some Market 32 By Price Chopper Black Forest Ham sold at deli counters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, according to the U.S....

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