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12 hours ago Aging Tsunami: Montana's Aging Crisis Takes a Village
NBC News spent a year looking at how Montana is grappling with what the state has dubbed an "aging tsunami." This is the first of two parts.






15 hours ago Flu Cases Surge in the US
The latest flu report from the CDC finds surge in cases, with widespread flu found in 29 states. NBC's Erika Edwards reports that a mutation may have made immunizations a little less effective, but it's still better than no protection at all.






18 hours ago These Four People Lost 100 Pounds Each -- and Kept It Off
TODAY catches up with 4 people featured in the "Joy Fit Club" this year, to see how they lost the weight and are maintaining their success.






18 hours ago Meet Four People Who Lost 100 Pounds -- and Kept It Off
TODAY catches up with four people featured in the "Joy Fit Club" this year, to see how they lost the weight and are maintaining their success.






Yesterday The Flu Is Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says
Federal health officials have warned that this year's vaccine does not provide much protection.






Yesterday Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths, CDC Says
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.






Yesterday Caramel Apples Linked to Five Deaths, CDC Says
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.






Yesterday Could Christmas Worsen Ebola's Spread?
Aid experts worry that Christmas travel could spread more than good cheer. They're worried it will spread Ebola.






Dec 18, 2014 One More Drug For Ebola Treatment Pipeline?
German doctors think they have another possible drug to add to the Ebola treatment pipeline.






Dec 18, 2014 That Cheap Old Car Might Carry Deadly Cost for Teens
When shopping for a safe car for their teens, parents might want to aim for the newest model they can afford, a new study suggests.






Dec 18, 2014 Could Ibuprofen Extend Lives for Humans, Too?
Regular doses of ibuprofen were found to extend lifespans - with healthy bonus time - in worms, flies and yeast, according to a new study.






Dec 18, 2014 Baby Has 'Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of'
The infant has a rare genetic condition that makes her skin blister and rupture from friction.






Dec 18, 2014 Air Pollution in Pregnancy May Nearly Double Autism Risk
Pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to an autistic child by inhaling smog spewed by vehicles or smoke stacks, a study finds.






Dec 17, 2014 103-Year-Old Doctor on Longevity: 'Exercise is Over-rated'
Dr. Ephraim Engleman will celebrate his 104th birthday in March, but he's too busy to dwell on reaching that remarkable age.






Dec 17, 2014 New Stroke Treatment: Removing Clot Can Limit Disability
For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit damage from a common type of stroke.






Dec 17, 2014 Most U.S. Doctors Now Support Aid in Dying
For the first time, most U.S. doctors favor aid in dying, backing the rights of terminal patients to seek "a dignified death," a new poll finds.
Dec 17, 2014 Feds File Murder Charges in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Owners of a Massachusetts pharmacy that distributed contaminated drugs that killed 64 people have been charged with murder and racketeering.
Dec 17, 2014 Smartphone Controlled Hands Offer Assisted Control
Using input from a smartphone app, newly developed prosthetic hands can perform complex tasks and gestures. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.






Dec 17, 2014 Arrests Made in Meningitis Outbreak That Killed 60
Arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the New England Compounding Center following a deadly meningitis outbreak.






Dec 17, 2014 Yes, You Lose Weight by Breathing: Study
Each breath carries not just water weight, but actual matter, in the form of carbon atoms, taken right out of your fat cells, according to






Dec 17, 2014 Transgender Teacher on Joy, Heartbreak of Life as a Woman
Karen Adell Scot started the year as Gary Sconce, a high school science teacher who went back to school a woman.






Dec 17, 2014 Children's Cartoons Are Rife With Death and Murder: Study
The significant characters in kids' animated films are 2.5 times more likely to die than those in adult dramas, researchers found
Dec 17, 2014 Children's Cartoons Are Rife With Death and Murders: Study
The significant characters in kids' animated films are 2.5 times more likely to die than those in adult dramas, researchers found






Dec 16, 2014 Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Wins at Rock-Paper-Scissors
A paralyzed woman ends a two-year project learning to control a robotic arm with thought alone by beating her brother at a playground favorite.






Dec 16, 2014 Most U.S. Doctors Now Support Assisted Suicide
For the first time, most U.S. doctors favor assisted suicide, backing the rights of terminal patients to seek "a dignified death," a new poll finds.






Dec 16, 2014 Children's Cartoons Are Rife With Murders: Study
The significant characters in kids' animated films are 2.5 times more likely to die than those in adult dramas, researchers found






Dec 16, 2014 'Strong Start': Millions More Sign Up for Obamacare
About 2.5 million people have signed up for health insurance on the one-year-old Obamacare exchanges, federal officials said Tuesday.






Dec 16, 2014 Never Too Young: Seeking an Early Test for Alzheimer's
Researchers are searching for ways to prevent Alzheimer's, starting with tests that could detect the brain-ravaging condition years in advance.






Dec 16, 2014 FDA Warns Against Ultrasounds for 'Keepsake' Images
The FDA is warning pregnant women to lay off the just-for-fun ultrasounds and only do them when m.edically necessary






Dec 16, 2014 Mother of Surprise Quads: 'Luckiest Mom in the Whole World'
Kimberly Fugate got a surprise when she learned she was expecting identical triplets at 42. After they were born, she heard a doctor announce, "I have more feet."