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Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 09:16 AM EDT

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and Mind

In the frantic aftermath of a gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin's fourth-floor New York City apartment were confronted by an...

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 02:15 PM EDT

CDC Expands Range of Zika Mosquitoes Into Parts of CT

CDC Expands Range of Zika Mosquitoes Into Parts of CT

Federal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus might live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought -- but that doesn't mean they'll cause disease here.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:52 PM EDT

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect blood supplies.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:54 PM EDT

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

A test that has been a staple in fertility clinics is now being used to help women predict their fertility, NBC News reported. The test, now being called the “baby deadline test,” is a simple blood analysis...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:20 PM EDT

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

The Zika virus can cause brain damage to a fetus, despite normal ultrasound results early in pregnancy, according to a new study, NBC News reported. There were no telltale signs of birth defects when...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 03:58 PM EDT

Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 02:21 PM EDT

New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws

New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by several states.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 08:58 AM EDT

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia

The governor signed a bill Monday that makes Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. The bill signed by Republican Gov.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 08:09 AM EDT

Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans

Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health. The pledge announced...

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 07:17 PM EDT

New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy

New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning couples who have been exposed to the Zika virus they may need to wait up to six months before trying to conceive, NBC News reported. According to...

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