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Hawaii Passes Bill to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21

The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.






Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:40:16 GMT
Urgent Action Needed for Indiana HIV Outbreak: CDC

Federal officials are asking communities around the country to look for drug-abuse-fueled outbreaks of the AIDS virus.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:43:54 GMT
Minnesota Declares Bird Flu Emergency

Minnesota's declared a state of emergency because of bird flu, which has struck more than 40 poultry farms in the state.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:13:38 GMT
More Bad News for Malaria Vaccine

An experimental malaria vaccine only protects about a third of children from malaria, but it could still save millions of lives, researchers say.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:11:23 GMT
Nurse Springs Into Action As Mystery Illness Diverts Plane

A 25-year-old nurse found herself in the middle of a medical drama in the air when passengers began to fall ill on board a SkyWest Airlines flight.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:11:11 GMT
Face-Transplant Patient: 'Now I Accept What I Am'

Jerome Hamon had suffered from a rare disease known as neurofibromatosis.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:32:01 GMT
Cobie Smulders Reveals Cancer Scare

Cobie Smulders' fictional fights have paled in comparison to the one the actress says she endured in real life.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:56:33 GMT
Is Dirty Air Damaging the Brains of Some City Dwellers?

City air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:41:52 GMT
Americans Are Drinking More A Lot More

Heavy drinking is on the rise in many parts of the U.S. - up more than 17 percent since 2005, researchers say. And rates are rising faster for women.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:31:01 GMT
Dr. Oz to Critics: 'It's Not a Medical Show'

The Dr. Oz Show is actually "not a medical show" but will no longer use words like "miracle," Dr. Mehmet Oz told NBC News in an exclusive interview.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:14:55 GMT
Chinese Gene-Editing Attempt Creeps Out Scientists

Chinese scientists have caused an uproar by trying to permanently edit the DNA of human embryos, raising the specter of eugenics.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:58:33 GMT
Wish You Could Just Disappear in Front of That Crowd?

People scared to speak in public are often coached to imagine the audience all wearing underwear. Maybe virtually stripping down could help even more.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:12:50 GMT
California Bill May Reshape Vaccination Laws Across U.S.

Vaccine laws in other states may be toughened, observers agree, if California strips parents' rights to exempt their kids from immunizations.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:12:58 GMT
'I'm Not Going Anywhere,' Dr. Oz Says

The physician and TV personality slams his critics and responds to their critiques.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:39:33 GMT
Do These Genes Make Me Look Tasty ... To Mosquitoes?

Do mosquitoes come straight to you? Are you the one covered in itchy red welts? You may be able to blame your genes.






Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:50:17 GMT
New Ebola Drug Even Saves Sick Monkeys in West Africa

A tweaked version of an experimental Ebola drug can save monkeys already sick with fever from the virus, researchers reported Wednesday.






Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:43:08 GMT
Millions of Birds Slaughtered Amid 'Devastating' Flu Outbreak

The H5N2 virus that's spreading among poultry is a new mutant, and it will take some strong measures to fight it.






Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:34:55 GMT
U.S. Poultry Exports Drop Amid Bird Flu Scare

The avian flu outbreak that has spread in 12 states is taking its toll on more than just the thousands of birds that have been destroyed.






Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:40:20 GMT
One More Study Shows Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Another study aimed at soothing the fears of some parents shows that vaccines don't cause autism.






Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:28:06 GMT
Dr. Oz Fights Back: 'We Will Not Be Silenced'

The doctors sent an email to Columbia University last week Oz for pushing "quack treatments" for personal financial gain.






Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:22:28 GMT
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