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20 hours ago Belgium Reports First Case of Euthanasia for a Minor
A minor has been euthanized in Belgium in what is the first application of rules adopted by the country in 2014 allowing doctor-assisted death for children of all ages.
20 hours ago Here's How Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to
20 hours ago One Florida Neighborhood Comes Off Zika List
The first outbreak of Zika virus in the continental U.S. was declared over, even as more Zika-infected mosquitoes were found in a nearby Zika zone.
20 hours ago FDA Approves Controversial Muscular Dystrophy Drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial muscular dystrophy drug Monday, ignoring the advice of its advisers and delighting families.
20 hours ago Obamacare Premiums Don't Cost More, Report Finds
Obamacare may have come under fire for rising health insurance premiums, but plans offered by employers charge even more, a new report finds.
20 hours ago Senate Republicans Seek Probe of EpiPen Oversight
Mylan faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for an investigation into gov't rebates.
20 hours ago Smoking Permanently Scars DNA, Study Finds
Most changes to DNA fade after five years if people quit, but some changes last decades. Some genes had not been identified as being affected before.
20 hours ago Airstrike on Medical Facility Near Aleppo Kills Humanitarians
The attack on the medical unit came one day after airstrikes hit an aid convoy in the nearby town of Uram al-Kubra, killing at least 20.
20 hours ago Can I Ever Get Pregnant? Your Questions About Zika
There are new recommendations on pregnancy, sex and the risk of Zika virus.
20 hours ago Zuckerberg Just Pledged $3B to Cure Disease: 5 Things to Know
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, marked the birth of their daughter by announcing they planned to give away 99 percent of their wealth.
20 hours ago Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Shows Up in Hawaii
A new strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has shown up in Hawaii, doctors reported Wednesday.
20 hours ago 'This Is a Shell Game': Lawmakers Pound EpiPen Maker
House members pounded Mylan during a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, accusing CEO Heather Bresch of 'Rope-a-Doping' the committee.
20 hours ago U.N. Calls Superbugs a Fundamental Threat
"Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental threat to human health, development and security," says WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan.
20 hours ago Can Zuckerberg's $3 Billion Plan End All Disease?
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's pledge to spend $3 billion to end all diseases is a drop in the bucket compared to what's already being done.
20 hours ago Fertility-Day #Fail: Italy's Birthrate Drive Falls Flat
Fertility Day was aimed at helping Italians boost the country's low birthrate — but instead has delivered little more than controversy.
20 hours ago What Do Polyester Pants Do To Your Sex Life?
Try this next time you have an itchy arm: Look in the mirror and scratch the wrong arm. Scientists who found it worked have now been honored.
20 hours ago Study Compares Clinton, Trump Health Plans
Clinton's proposals would insure up to 9.6 million more people in 2018 and lower costs, while Trump's proposals would do the opposite, a study finds.
20 hours ago Double Dose of Pesticides Stops Zika Mosquitoes
Two types of pesticides were needed to kill both Zika-carrying adult mosquitoes and their larvae in Florida, the CDC reported.
Yesterday Is It Time to Get Rid of Middle School?
Research says students who attend schools that run from kindergarten through eighth grade are happier.
Yesterday Peter Alexander Dons Blindfold in Support of Ailing Sister
For years, NBC correspondent Peter Alexander watched his sister, Rebecca, battle an illness that slowly robbed her of sight and hearing.
Yesterday Study Removes Doubt Zika Causes Birth Defect
The type of study, called a case-control study, can rule out other possible causes of microcephaly such as chemicals or pesticides.
Yesterday Brain Tumors Now Top Cancer Killer of Kids
Brain tumors are now the leading cancer killer of kids, new data finds — but the stat comes with at least one potential silver lining for families.
Yesterday Yes, Pokemon Go Distracts Drivers: Research
The tweets don't lie: Pokemon Go players just can't resist playing and driving, a new study finds.
Yesterday Disease Typically Seen in Toddlers Strikes Florida State
Hand, foot and mouth disease is most often seen among infants and toddlers who have a lot of direct skin contact as they play.
Sep 22 Drug-Resistant Superbugs Could Kill 10M a Year: Scientists
Scientists are predicting that by the year 2050, superbugs could kill 10 million people a year — more than the number who currently die from cancer.
Sep 21 Many Trans Patients Face Fear, Stigma at Doctor's Office
Tanya Walker had lung cancer and was coughing up blood, but she says her emergency room doctor kept asking about her genitals. She experienced a stigma shared by many transgender people.
Sep 21 Black Doctors Call on Obama to Ban Menthol Cigarettes
Federal research shows 83 percent of black adult smokers and 72 percent of underage black smokers prefer menthol-flavored cigarettes.
Sep 21 One Florida Zika Outbreak is Almost Over
The first official outbreak of Zika virus infection in the continental U.S. may be over as soon as next week, officials say.
Sep 21 U.N. Says Superbugs Are a Fundamental Threat
"Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental threat to human health, development and security," says WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan.
Sep 21 Toddler Cries, Tries to Wake Mom From Possible Drug OD
The shocking video shows a woman passed out in a store from an apparent drug overdose as her young daughter cried and watched in horror.