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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...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 08:04 PM EDT

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 05:24 PM EDT

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children<br /><br />

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:04 AM EDT

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 09:54 PM EDT

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 04:56 PM EDT

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday. That is nearly three times the $465 million that...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 05:41 PM EDT

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and...

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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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