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3 hours ago One Family's Hopeful Turn in the Fight Against Heroin
When Kate Snow first heard from the Gordenstein family, one of their sons had overdosed twice in a week. Their update may offer hope to many others.






6 hours ago Senegal Monitors Contacts of First Ebola Patient
Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country.






6 hours ago 'Wealth Gap' Seen in American Diet
Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.






9 hours ago 'I Am Going Home!' Cancer Patient's Priceless Reaction
Seven-year-old Avery Harriman's response to leaving the hospital will put smile on your face.






Today Weight-loss program rewires brain to crave healthy food, scans show
It may be possible to retrain your brain to stop craving junk food, a new study shows. Eating too much junk food is like any other addiction, research has shown. After years of gorging on high-calorie, highly processed foods, the brain changes, craving pizza and fries instead of salads and grilled chicken. Experts long thought that once the brain changed, it was permanent.






Today Study: Diet Program Rewires Brain to Crave Healthy Food
It may be possible to retrain your brain to stop craving junk food, a new study shows.






Today Bonded by Battle: Four Amputee Vets Talk Pregnancy
"To think of where we've all come from and then ten years later we're all having children of our own, it's -- I think it's a phenomenal story, one of resilience"






Yesterday 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.






Yesterday 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.






Yesterday Cost of Cutting: Surgery Prices Surge Under Obamacare
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.






Yesterday 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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.
Aug 29, 2014 Can Wal-Mart Make $4 Work for Primary Care?
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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.






Aug 29, 2014 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.






Aug 29, 2014 Would you rather — think about vacation or a new smartphone?
Before the latest video game or smartphone goes on sale, people line up for days (hello, iPhone 6!), anticipating its arrival. Often that leads to pushing, shoving, and sometimes punching — even when there is enough supply to go around. Wait. Owning lots of cool stuff, especially the latest gadget, is supposed to make us happy.






Aug 29, 2014 Senegal Reports First Case of Ebola
Senegal reported its first case of Ebola — a young man from Guinea.






Aug 29, 2014 New Gadget or Vacation: Which Makes Us Happier?
Money spent on doing makes us happier than money spent on having, Cornell researchers found.






Aug 29, 2014 Back-to-School Time Never the Same For Sandy Hook Mom
What used to be a familiar mix of sadness and relief now includes a sense of fear for parents of children who died at Sandy Hook Elementary.






Aug 29, 2014 Baby Announcement Mimics Apple Product Launch
When his son was born, a former Apple employee announced the happy news with a website designed to look just like an Apple product unveiling.






Aug 29, 2014 Joan Rivers in Critical Condition







Aug 29, 2014 Dr. Nancy Explains Joan Rivers' 'Respiratory Arrest'







Aug 29, 2014 Safe to Drink? What to Know About Brain-Ravaging Amoeba
If this amoeba reaches your brain, the chances of death are high, but there are simple ways to avoid it.






Aug 29, 2014 9 Things This Family Learned Giving Up Junk Food
This family set out to prove that a typical suburban household, with no farm in sight, could in fact survive on non-processed food.






Aug 28, 2014 9 Things This Family Learned by Giving Up Junk Food
This family set out to prove that a typical suburban household, with no farm in sight, could in fact survive on non-processed food.






Aug 28, 2014 9 Lessons Learned By Giving Up Junk Food
One family spent 100 days avoiding white flour, white sugar, and anything out of a package with more than five ingredients. Here, the lessons learned.