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Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 06:49 AM EDT

New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living Drugs

New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living Drugs

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and...

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 02:57 PM EDT

'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution

'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution

The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 08:56 PM EDT

FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse

FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana ER, an extended release form of the opioid drug oxymorphone made by the drug company, from the market because it has such a high...

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 06:38 PM EDT

Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places

Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places

A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic. About 1 in 20 women infected with...

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 04:49 PM EDT

6 Reasons to Celebrate Global Running Day

6 Reasons to Celebrate Global Running Day

Last week had National Doughnut Day. Global Running Day is here Wednesday, giving you a good excuse to work off those treats. Here are six reasons why you should join more than 1.2 million people from 185...

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 03:31 PM EDT

Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast Cancers

Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast Cancers<br />

Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's...

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 09:21 AM EDT

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 04:54 PM EDT

AI Sex Robots Are on Their Way

AI Sex Robots Are on Their Way

Robots are becoming smarter and have become a part of our daily lives more than ever, from the work they do in hospitals and restaurants to helping around the house. But some of these robot personal assistants...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 10:32 AM EDT

This Device Combats Ebola and Extremists in Africa

This Device Combats Ebola and Extremists in Africa

In some villages deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where bridges may just be felled trees and there are few roads or telephones, a growing network of solar-powered radios is doing double duty, NBC...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 10:34 AM EDT

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday. The...

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NBC CT/Red Cross Blood Drive at Dunkin' Donuts Park
NBC CT/Red Cross Blood Drive at Dunkin' Donuts Park
People got a start the summer on a lifesaving note by donating blood at the NBC Connecticut Blood Drive on Thursday, June 22 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Yard Goats! Read more
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