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Newer Birth Control Pills Raise Blood Clot Risks, Too

Newer birth control pills raise the risk of a blood clot more than older formulations, researchers report - but the risk is still very low.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:59:21 GMT
Live Anthrax Mistakenly Sent to Labs in 9 States

Federal health officials say they are investigating the accidental shipment of live anthrax bacteria to labs in nine states.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:33:41 GMT
Researchers End HIV Study Early After Impressive Results

Early treatment is better for treating HIV than waiting, a new study confirms.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:29:54 GMT
What's So Bad About Trans Fats?

Artificial trans fats are inexpensive to produce and last a long time, but they're also bad for your health.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:37:44 GMT
Teen Drivers a Risk to Everyone on the Road

Lack of experience behind the wheel combined with distracted driving makes a dangerous concoction for teen drivers.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:23:24 GMT
Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

Americans have become even fatter than before, a new survey finds, with nearly 28 percent saying they are clinically obese.

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:09:32 GMT
Astro-Mouse Study Suggests Spaceflight Damages Skin

It's bad enough that weightlessness can cause muscle loss and weaker bones. But now researchers say it may cause skin and hair problems as well.

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:02:50 GMT
Bipolar Man's Death in Custody Sparks Georgia Jail Shakeup

Mathew Ajibade's family said he died after being Tasered and restrained in an isolation cell in the midst of a bipolar episode.

Wed, 27 May 2015 01:01:35 GMT
Can Cutting the Umbilical Cord Later Make Kids Smarter?

Can waiting for a few minutes to cut or clamp the umbilical cord help children's brains? It just might, a new study shows.

Tue, 26 May 2015 22:34:05 GMT
Drinking May Be Bad for the Elderly Heart

Having a drink or two a day might be good for the heart when you're young, but even just a couple of drinks a day may damage an elderly heart.

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:40:22 GMT
Hold Off Germline DNA Editing For Now, White House Says

Scientists should hold off on experiments that could permanently alter people's DNA and pass the changes to future generations, the White House says.

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:04:10 GMT
Man With Lassa Fever Dies in U.S. After Liberia Trip

A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever an infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said.

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:10:26 GMT
Staying Safe In The Water

Swimming season is back, and along with it the dangers posed by the water. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Tue, 26 May 2015 00:18:23 GMT
Hospitals Slash Free Baby Formula Giveaways: Survey

Good news for breastfeeding a new study shows hospitals have slashed the practice of handing out free formula to new moms.

Mon, 25 May 2015 08:30:49 GMT
Bird Flu's Rapid Spread Has Experts Flummoxed

Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, which has killed more than 39 million birds.

Sun, 24 May 2015 17:08:26 GMT
'Hangry' and Thirsty? 6 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Diet

If you can't stop thinking of chocolate, that's a clue you need to change your eating plan.

Sat, 23 May 2015 16:25:53 GMT
Is Arthritis Just for Old People? (No)

Dr. Ernest Patti breaks down why arthritis isn't just an ailment for the elderly.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:32:44 GMT
Doubts on Pre-Natal Gene Test Saved One Child's Life

Stacie and Lincoln Chapman warn of a tragic decision they nearly made based on a blood test of their unborn baby's DNA that turned out to be wrong.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:43:37 GMT
53 People in 9 States Sickened After Eating Raw Tuna

The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna.

Fri, 22 May 2015 03:26:28 GMT
Don't Hold Your Breath: CDC Reports on Pool Accidents

It's called "dangerous underwater breath-holding behavior" and it can kill even highly trained swimmers, health officials report.

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:42:07 GMT
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