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11 hours ago Why Stress Tests Could Be More Stressful Than They're Worth
The use of cardiac stress tests have skyrocketed, but a leading cardiologist says they're often unnecessary and can lead to more expensive and riskier procedures.
11 hours ago Here's How Cow Antibiotics May Affect Climate Change
How are antibiotics, cow patties and climate change all linked?
14 hours ago Obama to Congress: Give Me More Money to Fight Zika
Obama rejected two offers of Zika funding from Congress, urging lawmakers to give him the money he asked for as soon as possible to fight the virus.
14 hours ago Zika Epidemic Is Basically Our Own Fault: WHO Chief
"The world is not prepared to cope," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said.
14 hours ago FDA Takes More Time on Muscular Dystrophy Drug Approval
Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly contested drug for muscular dystrophy.
14 hours ago Most Military Suicide Attempts Come Before Combat
Most soldiers who attempt suicide haven't even been deployed yet, a new study finds.
20 hours ago Top Doctors Seek to Reassure Congress on Zika Funding
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.
20 hours ago Marijuana That Looks Like Candy Is Sending Kids to ER
"Edibles" containing marijuana are spreading everywhere, and kids are getting hurt from California to New York.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday Just 15 Percent of Americans Smoke, CDC Finds
The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
Yesterday Surgery Can Treat Diabetes, Groups Agree
Diabetes groups endorsed weight loss surgery as a good way to treat type-2 diabetes.
Yesterday '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.
May 24 '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.
May 24 'Cry It Out' Sleep Method Doesn't Harm Babies, Study Shows
Infants left to cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, a new study suggests.
May 23 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
May 23 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.
May 23 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.
May 23 The Zika Epidemic Is Basically Our Own Fault, WHO Chief Says
"The world is not prepared to cope," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said.
May 23 The Zika Epidemic Is Basically Our Fault, WHO Chief Says
"The world is not prepared to cope," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said.
May 23 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.
May 21 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.
May 20 CDC Reports 279 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S.
More than 270 pregnant women in the U.S. are also infected with the Zika virus, and are worrying about whether their babies will suffer birth defects.
May 20 What to Know About FDA's New Food Labels
The new labels will have to reflect what people really eat, not what they should eat.
May 20 FDA's New Food Labels Will Be a Little Bigger
The new labels will have to reflect what people really eat, not what they should eat.
May 20 Massive Frozen Foods Recall Involves Millions of Packages
DES MOINES, Iowa — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. s
May 19 Urban, Southern Gay Men Have 30 Percent HIV Rate
Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate.