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Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 09:05 AM EST

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut-Based Foods Help Babies Prevent Allergies: NIH

Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy. Feeding...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 05:28 PM EST

The Best Diet to Fight Brain Shrinkage

The Best Diet to Fight Brain Shrinkage

What are the best diets to help prevent brain shrinkage? A new study shows specific diets that may help fight brain volume loss as we age, NBC News reports.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 06:29 PM EST

Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 01:18 PM EST

'SMART' Dieting Tips to Boost That New Year's Resolution

'SMART' Dieting Tips to Boost That New Year's Resolution

We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 07:36 PM EST

Investigation Into Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

Investigation Into Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

A 10-month-old baby stopped breathing twice after being exposed to the opioid fentanyl in Methuen, Massachusetts, over the weekend. Methuen police said they were called to a Treetop Way residence at 12:30 p.m....

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 06:33 AM EST

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape. A suspected heroin overdose, the nurse said. Brandler didn't...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 11:34 AM EST

North Texas Twins Born in Different Years

North Texas Twins Born in Different Years

An Arlington family celebrated the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 in an unusual way, with the birth of twin boys in two different years. Medical City Arlington says Cassandra Martinez was due to deliver...

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM EST

Q&A: How GOP Could Repeal Health Care Law

Q&A: How GOP Could Repeal Health Care Law

The stakes confronting Republicans determined to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law were evident in one recent encounter between an Ohio congressman and a constituent. "He said, 'Now you...

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:33 PM EST

Following Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid

Following Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care...

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:34 AM EST

Single Shot From Doctor May Be Future of HIV Prevention

Single Shot From Doctor May Be Future of HIV Prevention

The Truvada pill is taken daily to prevent HIV and has been touted as a miracle drug responsible for lowering rates of the virus across the United States. But soon, the daily pill may be overshadowed by an even...

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