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Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 07:43 PM EDT

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before, NBC News reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that just 11 percent of high school students said they smoked in 2015.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 06:11 PM EDT

Fewer High School Kids Have Sex: Survey

Fewer High School Kids Have Sex: Survey

A government survey of risky youth behaviors shows fewer teens are having sex, NBC News reported. The survey found 41 percent of high school kids said they had ever had sex — down from around 47 percent...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 03:42 PM EDT

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in US

New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in US

A new map shows mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus can be found in 40 states and Washington, D.C., NBC News reported. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the new map...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 12:17 PM EDT

FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators

FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators

Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 08:25 AM EDT

Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'

Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women who chose work over motherhood are "half persons," NBC News reported. "A woman who abstains from maternity by saying 'I am working' means that she is actually...

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 at 12:10 PM EDT

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

More Than 40 Percent of US Women Are Obese: CDC

The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 02:59 PM EDT

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

Miss. Woman Wins Court Fight for Her Placenta

An expectant Mississippi mother, Jordan Thiering, was shocked to find out she couldn't easily keep her placenta after the birth. "If I can bring my baby home, I should have every right to bring my placenta...

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 02:46 PM EDT

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had suffered through more than a year of chemotherapy that produced painful sores in...

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 07:08 PM EDT

New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

New Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

A newly approved drug is giving the boost needed to stall the spread of tumors in patients with advanced bladder cancer, NBC News reports. The drug, called atezolizumab, is sold under the name Tecentriq...

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 09:01 AM EDT

Stroke Patient Walks After Stem Cell Injections, Stunning Researchers

Stroke Patient Walks After Stem Cell Injections, Stunning Researchers

In a recent medical study Stanford researchers say a new stem cell experiment is transforming the lives of stroke patients. The use of stem cells is allowing patients with little hope for recovery to suddenly...

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