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Heart Breakthrough: New Drug May Revolutionize Treatment

The experimental drug cut the risk of death and hospitalization due to heart failure by 20 percent, according to a study released Saturday.






Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:28:45 GMT
Cost of Cutting: Why Surgery Prices Are Soaring

The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years amid new tech and medical monopolies.






Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:47:56 GMT
7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now!Blame your hunger on natural biology.






Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:14:23 GMT
Big Box Health Care: Checkup for the Price of a Latte?

Wal-Mart is taking an aggressive tack, with in-store branded clinics offering primary health care at a price competitors may find hard to match.






Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:23:25 GMT
Student Slips Over Border, Spreads Ebola to Senegal

A student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth African nation.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:57 GMT
8-Year-Old Triathlete Refuses to Leave Brother Behind

Sibling love stretches across the finish line as boy swims, bikes and runs with younger brother in tow.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:46:41 GMT
Eat it or beat it? Snacks for kids

1. Which has more fat? 4 cheese pizza bites or 4 chicken nuggets?Answer: The chicken nuggets have 15 grams of fat; 230 calories. Pizza bites almost same calories 200 but only 5 g fat, or 2/3rds less fat.2. Which crunchy snacks has more calories? 3 cups of "light" butter popcorn or a serving of baked tortilla chips with salsa?Answer:Chips and salsa have 125 calories.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:44:00 GMT
New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise

A possible Ebola vaccine is fast-tracked for human trials as the epidemic continues to spread in West Africa. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:18:39 GMT
ZMapp Saves Sick Monkeys From Ebola, Study Finds

An experimental drug used to treat two sick American missionaries saved a batch of monkeys infected with Ebola virus, even days after they got sick.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:15:00 GMT
Missionaries Exposed to Ebola Released From Quarantine

The missionaries' 21-day health monitoring periods ended at different times depending on when each had last been in contact with Ebola patients.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:00 GMT
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