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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 07:27 AM EDT

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

Texas Girl Takes Cancer Fight to DC

A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more...

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

'Drunkorexia' Common Among College Students: Study

Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported. That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:22 PM EDT

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Fla. Mosquitoes Tested for Zika to Confirm 1st Bites by US Insects

Florida health officials are conducting tests in two possible non-travel related cases of Zika, either of which would be the first direct mosquito infection of the virus in the continental United States. The...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 06:06 PM EDT

Sick People Who Haven't Traveled to Be Tested for Zika

Sick People Who Haven't Traveled to Be Tested for Zika

Some people who show up at Connecticut hospitals and health centers exhibiting symptoms of Zika will be tested for the virus, even if they have not traveled to a Zika-affected area.

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:59 AM EDT

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients

Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 10:42 AM EDT

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive

Researchers are working on ways to help autistic teens learn to drive. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 01:01 PM EDT

Zika Mystery: Caregiver Gets Virus From Man Who Died

Zika Mystery: Caregiver Gets Virus From Man Who Died

A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health...

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 02:36 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Sees Big Jump in Zika Cases

Puerto Rico Sees Big Jump in Zika Cases

Puerto Rico government officials on Friday reported the biggest weekly rise in Zika cases that the U.S. territory has ever seen. Health Secretary Ana Rius said 1,336 new cases were reported in the past...

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 01:20 PM EDT

NYC Zika Case is 1st Reported Woman-to-Man Transmission

NYC Zika Case is 1st Reported Woman-to-Man Transmission

The first documented case of the Zika virus transmitted by sexual contact from a woman to a man was reported in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday.

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 07:33 AM EDT

Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up to 3 Years Early

Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up to 3 Years Early

Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have...

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