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Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 07:26 PM EDT

Doctors Hail 'Revolutionary' Stroke Treatment

Doctors Hail 'Revolutionary' Stroke Treatment

A new study finds more than 90 percent of patients who are able to undergo stent retrieval within two and a half hours of an acute ischemic stroke have minimal to no lasting disability.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 06:38 AM EDT

States Seek Ways To Regulate Steep Air-Ambulance Costs

States Seek Ways To Regulate Steep Air-Ambulance Costs

As the air ambulance industry has grown, so too have complaints about costs and the lack of regulations.

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 02:55 PM EDT

Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues

Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 05:39 PM EDT

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Researchers hope genetic mutations they found in the Zika virus may explain why it seems to be causing birth defects, according to NBC News. The current virus strain comes from one that circulated in Asia, the...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 09:31 PM EDT

Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases

Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases

Researchers believe they’ve figured out that worm-like parasites may help stomach and bowel diseases, NBC News reports. "Our findings are among the first to link parasites and bacteria to the origin of...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 11:28 PM EDT

CDC Confirms Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika

CDC Confirms Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika

A Dallas man who contracted Zika in Venezuela transferred it to a male sexual partner after returning home in January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday. The case was identified...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 06:13 PM EDT

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 04:28 PM EDT

De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film

De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film

Actor Robert De Niro defended Wednesday the controversial anti-vaccine documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe" that he pulled from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show he...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 06:54 AM EDT

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created...

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 01:35 PM EDT

Woman Diagnosed with Rare Form of Breast Cancer at 23

Woman Diagnosed with Rare Form of Breast Cancer at 23

With no family history of breast cancer, Katie Poole was blindsided when she was diagnosed with stage 2a mucinous carcinoma at the age of 23.

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