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FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people, The Associated... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug... Read »

Dec 25, 2014
 Heart Attack or Anxiety?

Heart Attack or Anxiety?

You are probably dealing with holiday stress right about now. Meet a mother who admits she is feeling the stress... Watch »

Dec 24, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisex... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S.... Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Enroll in Access Health CT by Midnight

Enroll in Access Health CT by Midnight

Connecticut residents who want to have heath coverage through the state healthcare exchange as of Jan. 1 have until... Watch »

Dec 15, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporari... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biol... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many exper... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014

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