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Boy Gets Double Hand Transplant in Surgical First

Zion Harvey, 8, lost his hands to a bacterial infection when he was a toddler.









Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:38:54 GMT
South Korea Declares Itself Out of MERS Danger

Twelve people remain hospitalized in South Korea for MERS although only one is still testing positive for the MERS virus, the Health Ministry says.









Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:41:45 GMT
Cool Factor: Teens Report Positive Feedback to E-Cigs

About 40 percent of teen users of e-cigarettes have never used tobacco, a new report finds. And 91 percent report getting positive feedback about them.









Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:10:09 GMT
FDA Approves New Cholesterol Drugs

New injected drugs show promise in helping lower cholesterol in patients when statins aren't an option. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.









Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:32:43 GMT
FDA Approves Pricey New Cholesterol Drug

The FDA approved a new type of cholesterol drug Thursday, aimed at people who cannot get their cholesterol down with statins.









Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:18:48 GMT
Europe Approves World's First Malaria Vaccine

European regulators approved the first-ever malaria vaccine on Thursday even though it doesn't work very well.









Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:29:36 GMT
FDA Takes on Sugar in Food Labels

Food labels should contain more detail about how much sugar is in a product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.









Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:33:38 GMT
Life Sentence Urged in Peanut Salmonella Case

Federal court officers have recommended a life sentence for a peanut company executive convicted or selling salmonella tainted food.









Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:49:27 GMT
Health Insurer Anthem to Buy Rival Cigna in $54B Deal

Anthem is buying rival Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion that will create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.









Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:47:07 GMT
Expensive Cancer Drugs Force Choice: Save Life or Home?

Seven years into his battle with cancer, Stuart Chapin is faced with a stark choice: saving his house or his life.









Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:02:14 GMT
A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise

Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well.









Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:14:51 GMT
How Can Cancer Drugs Be Made Affordable?

Cancer drugs cost way too much and it's time to take steps to bring the price down, 118 of the country's top cancer experts said Thursday.









Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:43:50 GMT
Killer Amoeba Returns to New Orleans Area Tap Water

A deadly waterborne amoeba that can get into the brain and kill has been found again in tap water in the New Orleans area, state health officials say.









Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:30:41 GMT
Some Public Hospitals Win, Others Lose With Obamacare

A year and a half after the Affordable Care Act brought widespread reforms to the U.S. healthcare system, Chicago's Cook County Health & Hospitals









Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:43:45 GMT
These New Alzheimer's Drugs Offer 'Exciting Possibilities'

A batch of new drugs that clear the gunk out of the brains of Alzheimer's patients are the best hope yet that it might be possible to slow the disease









Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:23:17 GMT
Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds

A new study suggests the idea that more kids are being diagnosed with autism because they're simply being classified and diagnosed differently.









Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:10:59 GMT
Drug Helps One of Worst Alzheimer's Symptoms - Agitation

A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a medication to fight heart arrhythmias might offer some peace for one of the most troubling symptoms of









Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:06:04 GMT
Study Shows How Many Teens Use Morning-After Pill

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill -- a dramatic increase over a decade ago.









Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:53:36 GMT
Alzheimer's Worsens Faster in Women, Study Finds

Women with memory problems that may signal early Alzheimer's descend into dementia twice as fast as men do, researchers said Tuesday.









Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:48:46 GMT
Study Finds Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

A new study finds women with mild cognitive impairment decline at a rate nearly twice as fast as men. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.









Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:29:54 GMT
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