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Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 01:18 PM EST

Under New Rules, Rookie Doctors Can Work 24-Hour Shift

Under New Rules, Rookie Doctors Can Work 24-Hour Shift

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. A Chicago-based...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 07:48 AM EST

Women's Health Services Face Cuts in GOP Bill

Women's Health Services Face Cuts in GOP Bill

Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 07:10 AM EST

Bottled Water Beats Soda as No. 1 Drink in US: Industry Analyst

Bottled Water Beats Soda as No. 1 Drink in US: Industry Analyst

An industry tracker says bottled water overtook soda as the No. 1 drink in the U.S. by sales volume last year. Bottled water has been enjoying growth for years, while sales of traditional sodas have declined....

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 05:49 AM EST

GOP Health Bill Would Cut CDC's $1B Disease Fighting Fund

GOP Health Bill Would Cut CDC's $1B Disease Fighting Fund

A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation's lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 06:59 PM EST

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:54 PM EST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:47 AM EST

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive....

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:09 AM EST

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her painkillers because "they just knock her out." So the San Francisco...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 03:46 PM EST

Sleepy Students Allowed to Nap at Some NM Schools

Sleepy Students Allowed to Nap at Some NM Schools

A handful of high schools in New Mexico are letting their students sleep in school, NBC News reported. Not during class, though. The schools in Las Cruces are letting students take 20-minute naps between...

NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Returns April 22
NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Returns April 22
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