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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
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
Congress, Show Us the Zika Money, Top Doctors Demand
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
'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
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