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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:34 PM EDT

2 Cases of Rare Polio-Like Illness Confirmed in Mass.

2 Cases of Rare Polio-Like Illness Confirmed in Mass.

Health officials have confirmed two cases of a rare polio-like illness in Massachusetts and suspect four more as reports of cases of the illness rise across the country. Department of Public Heath officials...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a one-year outpatient treatment program.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 04:42 AM EDT

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 03:22 AM EDT

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Lauren Chambers didn’t know what to think when she received a call from her daughters’ daycare that 5-year-old Adrie couldn’t move her arm after getting stung by a caterpillar. “They said that she had been stung...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 06:18 PM EDT

4 New Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

4 New Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Friday four new human cases of West Nile Virus in the state, bringing the 2018 total to 42 cases. According to the DPH, the cases include a woman in...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:09 PM EDT

NYC Hospital Creates Life-Saving Spotify Playlist

NYC Hospital Creates Life-Saving Spotify Playlist

Perhaps you’re familiar with the rumor that humming “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions is the best way to perform CPR on someone. Some of you might even remember when Michael Scott memorably sang the...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM EDT

Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 04:36 AM EDT

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

A new virtual reality simulation is helping hospice workers and medical students see what it's like to die. An end-of-life simulation by Embodied Labs is now educating staff and students at the Gosnell...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 02:44 PM EDT

When Pumpkin Spice is Not So Nice

When Pumpkin Spice is Not So Nice

An expert warns that pumpkin spice flavoring is nowhere near as healthy as pumpkin itself.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions. The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition...

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