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Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Injections of a new "silver bullet" drug could slow memory loss in people who haven't yet Alzheimer's but who do... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS

WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS

Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely... Read »

Mar 14, 2015
Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients... Watch »

Mar 16, 2015
8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap came face to face for the first time... Watch »

Mar 13, 2015
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she... Read »

Mar 12, 2015
Ebola-Infected American Aid Worker Arrives at NIH

Ebola-Infected American Aid Worker Arrives at NIH

An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)... Read »

Mar 13, 2015

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