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Federal judge puts strict Kentucky abortion law on hold

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:38:00 GMT

The ACLU says the law would result in "extinguished access" to abortions in Kentucky.


Man recovering after second face transplant

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:59:00 GMT

Tissue in French patient's transplanted face began to die after problems with anti-rejection medicines


What a nutritionist wants you to know about pesticides and produce

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:56:00 GMT

The biggest risk to your health is not eating fruits and vegetables at all.


COPD now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:19:41 GMT

Former first lady Barbara Bush is one of many women battling with COPD


What is 'comfort care'?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:28:00 GMT

Barbara Bush decided to stop medical treatment for her failing health and chose comfort care, which helps a person who is dying. Doctors focus on managing pain.


Senate panel unveils bipartisan new bill to combat opioid epidemic

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:23:00 GMT

The ambitious new measure includes 40 different proposals intended to drastically expand the ability of government agencies to address the ongoing crisis.


Exercise better than supplements for bones

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:18:11 GMT

Very high doses of supplements can cause harm, task force says


New drug may prevent migraines, without side effects

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:19:00 GMT

When other medications have failed, new injection treatment may help some patients with disabling headaches.


Which one is healthier: Grilled cheese or pizza?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:59:00 GMT

One of these foods is healthier than the other and the answers may surprise you.


Bulk caffeine can kill people, FDA says

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:15:12 GMT

Just a teaspoon can deliver a toxic dose of caffeine


Stressed? Here's how to tap into a zen feeling (almost) instantly

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT

With just a little practice, you can feel at 'om' almost anywhere, at any time.


More than 200 million eggs recalled

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:26:00 GMT

Rose Acre Farms based out of Seymour, Indiana voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs for possible contamination of salmonella.


Doing everything right, but not losing weight? This may be why.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:14:00 GMT

These common mistakes may be preventing you from hitting your weight loss goal.


A prescription for poverty? A career in nursing

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:41:27 GMT

Most of the growing health-care occupations are low-wage, but nursing offers a robot-proof path to the middle class.


Lung cancer patients live longer on immune therapy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:16:46 GMT

Combinations, pre-surgery treatment both help stop cancer spread


How to get off the couch and train for that 5 or 10k

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:15:00 GMT

Whether you want to run a half marathon or learn how to golf this Olympic-inspired plan will set you up for success.


'White coat hypertension' may mean a real risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:32:31 GMT

Measuring blood pressure regularly at home is a much better way to predict risk of heart death.


What is 'comfort care'? More than you may think.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Doctors and experts stress that the term is a bit of a misnomer, because it is most definitely medical care, not the absence of it.


States trying to fight high drug prices get stymied

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:50 GMT

Even when states try to fight high drug prices, they get stymied.


House mice carry superbug germs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:56:03 GMT

Mice seem to be picking up germs from discarded food, leaving them in poop pellets everywhere


Nation's top doc wants overdose drug widely on hand

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:54:39 GMT

Public health advocates applaud call for friend and family to carry overdose antidote


Too-quick deployments raise military suicide risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:12:44 GMT

The new way of war might be over-stressing soldiers


Ketamine nose spray can stop suicide thoughts

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:21:56 GMT

A third of suicidal patients feel much better after four hours


Who smokes pot in Colorado? Restaurant staff

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:37:25 GMT

Educators, utility workers least likely to use cannabis


Can salmonella be prevented?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:11:00 GMT

The recall of 200 million eggs over possible salmonella contamination may have consumers checking symptoms, which include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.