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Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 08:22 PM EDT

4 More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

4 More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

Four more people in Massachusetts have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing this year's total of human cases to nine.

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 07:11 PM EDT

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shots for children of all ages, citing higher effectiveness of the shot versus nasal spray. But for children who refuse needles, FluMist nasal spray is...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:36 PM EDT

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Another 30 people have been reported sick due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and federal health officials said Tuesday that some stores are still selling the recalled product, NBC...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 04:45 AM EDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:35 PM EDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:39 PM EDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:05 PM EDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:48 PM EDT

Officials: 2nd Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus in Boston

Officials: 2nd Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus in Boston

Health officials announced Friday the second confirmed case of West Nile virus in a Boston resident this year. The Boston Public Health Commission said the resident is a man in his 50s. The announcement...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 07:28 AM EDT

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Eating dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt, is linked with a lower mortality rate, according to a new study reviewed by NBC News. Consuming any dairy was associated a 2 percent lower risk of death...

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