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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:13 AM EDT

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

Fitness Trackers No Guarantee for Weight Loss

A new study suggests wearing a fitness tracker to tally the number of steps you take in a day doesn't necessarily mean the numbers on the scale will come down. The University of Pittsburgh recruited more than...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 06:13 PM EDT

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Smoking Leaves DNA Damage Years After Quitting: Study

Most — but not all — DNA damage from smoking fades over time, and the genetic changes occur in clear patterns, researchers reported in an American Heart Association journal Tuesday, according to NBC News. The...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:18 AM EDT

Listeria Fears Spur Whole Wheat Eggo Recall

Listeria Fears Spur Whole Wheat Eggo Recall

Kellogg is recalling about 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain whole wheat waffles over the possibility they were contaminated with Listeria bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:55 AM EDT

Zika Mosquitoes Can Survive Over Next Months in Southern US

Zika Mosquitoes Can Survive Over Next Months in Southern US

The potential for an abundant population of the mosquito that carries the Zika virus remains moderate or high through November in the southernmost cities of the U.S., a study shows.

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 05:08 PM EDT

Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits Amid Crisis

Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits Amid Crisis

The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of...

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 04:18 PM EDT

Can This Patch Stop Drunk Driving?

Can This Patch Stop Drunk Driving?

A New Mexico company is hoping their new patch will help stop drunk driving. DermaTec has developed a patch that senses alcohol intake through sweat. It's called the ONUSBlue, as in it's "on us" to end drunk...

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

Florida's 1st Zika Outbreak Almost Over, Officials Say

Florida's 1st Zika Outbreak Almost Over, Officials Say

The mainland United States's first official outbreak of Zika virus may be declared over by early next week, NBC News reported. But another, in Miami Beach, is going strong, and on Thursday Florida health...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:01 AM EDT

Fertility Doctor Accused Of Using Own Sperm

Fertility Doctor Accused Of Using Own Sperm

Investigators believe a retired Indianapolis doctor may have donated his own sperm to as many as 50 patients without their knowledge. WTHR's Steve Jefferson reports.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:02 AM EDT

Emotional Support Turkey Brings Joy to Woman With Lupus

Emotional Support Turkey Brings Joy to Woman With Lupus

Most of the time when you hear the words, "emotional support animal," you think of a dog, or some sort of cuddly animal. But a Washington woman with lupus has Sammi, her emotional support turkey, to help her go...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 08:27 AM EDT

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

The Zika virus is known to cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses and now there is evidence that the virus could be more damaging to adults than has been believed, NBC News reported....

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