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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:46 PM EDT

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones,...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 02:02 PM EDT

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation. Acting Attorney...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:38 PM EDT

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

5 Myths About Leaving Kids in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. And no matter how impossible it may seem, even the best of parents can forget a child in the backseat of their car.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 07:27 AM EDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:22 PM EDT

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Florida health officials are conducting tests in two possible non-travel related cases of Zika, either of which would be the first direct mosquito infection of the virus in the continental United States. The...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 06:06 PM EDT

Sick People Who Haven't Traveled to Be Tested for Zika

Sick People Who Haven't Traveled to Be Tested for Zika

Some people who show up at Connecticut hospitals and health centers exhibiting symptoms of Zika will be tested for the virus, even if they have not traveled to a Zika-affected area.

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:59 AM EDT

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 10:42 AM EDT

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Researchers are working on ways to help autistic teens learn to drive. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 01:01 PM EDT

Zika Mystery: Caregiver Gets Virus From Man Who Died

Zika Mystery: Caregiver Gets Virus From Man Who Died

A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health...

NBC Connecticut Joins With Red Cross for Blood Drive
NBC Connecticut is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on June 23. Read more
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