• BOSTON November 23, 2019 7:17 pm

    Kemba Walker Has Concussion-Like Symptoms After Game Injury

    Kemba Walker suffered a concussion-like symptoms while playing against the Nuggets in Denver Friday night, the Celtics confirmed in a tweet Friday night. The point guard was taken off the court via stretcher late in the second quarter before being taken to a local hospital. Walker collided with teammate Semi Ojeleye late in the second quarter, striking Ojeleye’s abdomen area...

  • New York City November 16, 2019 11:01 pm

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • Food and Drug Administration October 23, 2019 10:45 pm

    FDA Wants Stronger Warning on Breast Implants About Risks

    U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type — to the information given to women considering implants. The agency is also recommending patients complete a...

  • California October 23, 2019 8:25 pm

    Pregnant Woman Who Endured Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

    Just a couple of months after Jade Devis found out she was pregnant, a protruding bump appeared on her chest. It was the beginning of an ordeal that forced the first-time mom and her developing fetus to undergo chemotherapy together after Devis was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer. She did three rounds before giving birth to her son Bradley in...

  • NBC October 5, 2019 11:33 pm

    Singer Sia Reveals She Has a Neurological Disorder, Suffers From Chronic Pain

    Singer Sia revealed in a Twitter post on Friday that she suffers from chronic pain and a neurological disease, NBC News reports. “I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” the “Cheap Thrills” songstress wrote in a post. Sia, whose real name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler,...

  • DETROIT October 2, 2019 9:25 pm

    T-Pain Relishes in New Success Following ‘Masked Singer' Win

    Pain’s career is one that can be envied for its longevity, as many of the artists that he sparred with atop the music charts in the 2000s have faded into obscurity. He has consistently put out music, and he has kept his star bright by keeping his face on television. He won the inaugural “The Masked Singer” competition in February,...

  • Daniel Macht August 20, 2019 4:29 pm

    Simone Biles on USA Gymnastics' Promise for Reform: ‘Talking Is Easy'

    Simone Biles is looking for action more than words when it comes to the response by USA Gymnastics in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an exclusive interview on TODAY Tuesday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist spoke about the organization’s reaction to her emotional comments on Aug. 7 in which she condemned...

  • Governor August 19, 2019 12:01 am

    Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's Governor During Katrina, Dies

    Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state’s first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died. After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette. She was 76. “Our hearts are broken, but we are joyful in knowing that she is rejoicing...

  • surgery August 9, 2019 2:06 pm

    Tiger Woods Withdraws From FedEx Cup Playoffs, Citing Oblique Strain

    It was the first time Woods has pulled out in the middle of a tournament since the Dubai Desert Classic in February 2017, two months before he had a fourth surgery on his back to fuse his lower spine.

  • Connecticut August 8, 2019 10:07 pm

    Connecticut Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Swimming at Hammonasset

    A New Britain man contracted flesh-eating bacteria and had to have his leg amputated after swimming at Hammonasset Beach State Park, according to his family.

  • The Associated Press July 19, 2019 1:15 pm

    New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

    The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so. “It was ultimately not clear we could get him back there” after such a big operation, said Dr. Tom Robinson, chief of surgery at...

  • Congress June 29, 2019 1:21 pm

    Hero 9/11 1st Responder Luis Alvarez Dies After Benefit Plea

    Luis Alvarez, the NYPD detective who used his final days to plead with Congress for more benefits for 9/11 first responders, has died, his family said Saturday. “It is with peace and comfort, that the Alvarez family announce that Luis (Lou) Alvarez, our warrior, has gone home to our Good Lord in heaven today. Please remember his words, ‘Please take...

  • Congress June 29, 2019 9:21 am

    Hero 9/11 1st Responder Luis Alvarez Dies After Benefit Plea

    Luis Alvarez, the NYPD detective who used his final days to plead with Congress for more benefits for 9/11 first responders, has died, his family said Saturday. “It is with peace and comfort, that the Alvarez family announce that Luis (Lou) Alvarez, our warrior, has gone home to our Good Lord in heaven today. Please remember his words, ‘Please take...

  • United States June 20, 2019 7:18 pm

    Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they...

  • United States June 20, 2019 7:18 pm

    Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. June 18, 2019 10:33 pm

    Opioid-Free Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

    One in five Americans suffer from chronic pain. And with the danger of opioid use, many are looking for alternative treatments that are both safe and effective.

  • Afghanistan May 31, 2019 8:43 pm

    After Losing Her Marine Son to Suicide, South Florida Woman Makes It Life Mission to Help Veterans

    When a South Florida mother lost her Marine son to suicide, she made it her life’s mission to help veterans cope.

  • Queen May 27, 2019 7:46 pm

    Serena Williams Turns Match Around to Win at French Open

    This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She’d already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — and Williams’ unforced error total already was at 15...

  • Facebook May 28, 2019 11:50 am

    US Army's Tweet Asking Soldiers How Service Has Impacted Them Prompts Harrowing Stories

    Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Army’s Twitter account asked current and former soldiers how serving in the military has impacted their lives. The tweet was accompanied with a video of Pfc. Nathan Spencer, a scout with the Army’s First Infantry Division, who shared how the Army has allowed him to serve something greater than himself, “to give...

  • NBC May 23, 2019 5:51 pm

    Testing CBD Products: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    CBD is everywhere. The naturally occurring compound is a hemp derivative. Early research suggests it may be an effective treatment for a variety of ailments. Many who currently use it for issues ranging from anxiety and depression to pain and stomach problems swear by it. Dr. Kevin Hill at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said the overwhelming demand for CBD...

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