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Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:33 PM EDT

Mass. Health Officials Announce 4th Case of West Nile Virus

Mass. Health Officials Announce 4th Case of West Nile Virus

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus on Monday. Health officials said the victim is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitaliz...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 09:07 AM EDT

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

As coastal cities ban plastic straws and California and Hawaii consider following suit, activists are trying to raise awareness about cigarette butts, a much greater source of ocean pollution, NBC News...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 07:56 AM EDT

Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 09:55 AM EDT

THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Pot Use: Study

THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Pot Use: Study

Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say...

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 11:13 AM EDT

Weight-Loss Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Weight-Loss Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:29 PM EDT

3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

Three people and one horse were infected with West Nile Virus in Massachusetts, state health officials announced Friday. All three people were hospitalized but have since been discharged. The horse, which fell...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 03:13 PM EDT

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

If you eat contaminated food, symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Here's when you should go see a doctor.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:19 AM EDT

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

So much for a glass of wine a day for your health's sake — all alcohol consumption is bad for you, according to a damning report. The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:33 AM EDT

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe, which provides DNA testing kits for consumers, is telling outside app developers that they'll no longer have access to the company's raw genomic data. Developers of health apps, weight loss services...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm to impregnate possibly dozens of women surrendered his medical license Thursday to a state board that also barred him from ever seeking...

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