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Here's How Cow Antibiotics May Affect Climate Change

How are antibiotics, cow patties and climate change all linked?

Wed, 25 May 2016 22:59:00 GMT
Super-Bad Superbug Found for First Time in U.S

A drug-resistant "superbug" that doctors have been dreading has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday.

Thu, 26 May 2016 20:23:00 GMT
People With Cancer-Prone DNA Can Reduce Risk

Even people who carry genetic changes that put them at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer can lower that risk, sometimes by a lot.

Thu, 26 May 2016 18:20:00 GMT
WHO Launches New Approach to Emergencies

Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:52:00 GMT
HBO Series Producer, Alleged Dealer Held in Doctor's Death

Their arrests come eight months after the death of Dr. Kiersten Cerveny, a Long Island dermatologist who was found in a Manhattan apartment building.

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:44:36 GMT
Why Stress Tests Could Be More Stressful Than They're Worth

The use of cardiac stress tests have skyrocketed, but a leading cardiologist says they're often unnecessary and can lead to more expensive and riskier procedures.

Wed, 25 May 2016 22:51:53 GMT
FDA Takes More Time on Muscular Dystrophy Drug Approval

Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly contested drug for muscular dystrophy.

Wed, 25 May 2016 19:35:39 GMT
Most Military Suicide Attempts Come Before Combat

Most soldiers who attempt suicide haven't even been deployed yet, a new study finds.

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:45:00 GMT
Marijuana That Looks Like Candy Is Sending Kids to ER

"Edibles" containing marijuana are spreading everywhere, and kids are getting hurt from California to New York.

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:05:54 GMT
NBC and the CDC Host Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Twitter Chat

Kick off 'Healthy and Safe Swimming Week' with the highlights from the co-hosted NBC and the CDC Twitter chat.

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:34:00 GMT
Top Doctors Seek to Reassure Congress on Zika Funding

Federal health agencies are not trying to sneak extra money out of Congress as part of their Zika funding request, a top health official said Tuesday.

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:40:00 GMT
Can Bug Spray Alone Stop Zika?

Zika infected mosquitos are expected to hit the United States soon. Will your insect repellent be enough to protect you? NBC's Erika Edwards re

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:46:56 GMT
Just 15 Percent of Americans Smoke, CDC Finds

The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:06:44 GMT
Gas-Filled Balloon May Offer New Weight-Loss Option

Little balloons that are swallowed and then filled with gas can help patients lose weight, researchers said Tuesday.

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:58:00 GMT
Average Family Healthcare Costs Have Tripled Since 2001

The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 even as the rate of health cost increa

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:57:00 GMT
Surgery Can Treat Diabetes, Groups Agree

Diabetes groups endorsed weight loss surgery as a good way to treat type-2 diabetes.

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:45:00 GMT
'Natural' Bug Repellents Don't Last: Report

Natural may sound better, but when it comes to mosquito repellents, what you really want are some good chemicals, Consumer Reports finds.

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:08:00 GMT
'Cry It Out' Sleep Method Doesn't Harm Babies: Study

Infants left to cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, a new study suggests.

Tue, 24 May 2016 04:02:00 GMT
Study Finds Disparities in Liver Cancer

Black patients diagnosed with liver cancer were more likely to die and less likely to receive lifesaving transplants than white patients.

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:12:17 GMT
At-Home Test Could Help in Colon Cancer Battle

Millions of Americans who have avoided colonoscopies in the past can now get a home test to screen for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

Mon, 23 May 2016 22:54:47 GMT
Freeway Delivery Snarls Rush-Hour Commute

A Hawaii mom, who waited a little too long at home, gives birth in a freeway "Zipper Lane", snarling traffic during rush hour. KHNL's

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:32:22 GMT
Zika Epidemic Is Basically Our Own Fault: WHO Chief

"The world is not prepared to cope," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said.

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:59:00 GMT
Drug Giant Reveals $62B All-Cash Offer for Monsanto

Bayer has offered $122 per share for Monsanto in an all-cash deal that values the U.S. company at $62 billion, according to a statement on Monday.

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:00:11 GMT
UN: Growing Threat From Animal-to-Man Diseases

The rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans has become a worrying environmental threat to the world.

Sat, 21 May 2016 04:12:00 GMT
Obama to Congress: Give Me More Money to Fight Zika

Obama rejected two offers of Zika funding from Congress, urging lawmakers to give him the money he asked for as soon as possible to fight the virus.

Fri, 20 May 2016 18:56:00 GMT
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