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Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:21 AM EDT

In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion

In Surprising Turnabout, Oklahoma Eyes Medicaid Expansion

Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:52 AM EDT

MGH Surgeons Perform Nation's 1st Penis Transplant

MGH Surgeons Perform Nation's 1st Penis Transplant

Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday is has performed the nation's first penis transplant. Last week, during the 15-hour procedure, surgeons connected the intricate vascular nerve structures of a...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 08:19 PM EDT

Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

 Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

The Pfizer drug company is taking steps to ensure its products do not wind up in cocktails being used to execute prisoners, NBC News reported. "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 02:59 PM EDT

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

When it comes to living long, people who've lived to be 100 years old get asked is "what's your secret?" But their keys to longevity seems to be as varied as their lives are long. Though genetics may be...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 08:56 PM EDT

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

The Senate struck a bipartisan compromise deal to give President Obama more than half the money he’s asked for to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reports. The deal was brokered by Missouri Sen.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 06:01 PM EDT

FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

 FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

The Food and Drug Association is redefining what “healthy” really means following years of pressure to make changes to the way it labels food products, NBC News reports. Congress is also urging the FDA...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 03:50 PM EDT

Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics

Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics

A North Carolina personal trainer has come under fire on social media for exercising six days a week while pregnant and completing strenuous workouts even past her due date. Emily Breeze, a two-time CrossFit...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 01:20 PM EDT

Walnuts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Walnuts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

United Natural Trading LLC is recalling several walnut and walnut-containing products sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible listeria...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:23 AM EDT

Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study

Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study

For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. But a new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 03:00 PM EDT

Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report

Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report

Bullying is a "serious public health problem," and should no longer be dismissed as merely a matter of kids being kids, a leading panel of experts warned Tuesday. "Its prevalence perpetuates its normalization.

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