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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...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 01:21 PM EDT

Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?

Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?

Doctors hope this first-of-its-kind clinical trial will lead to a cure for Type I Diabetes.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 06:15 PM EDT

Most Drivers Admit to Road Rage: Study

Most Drivers Admit to Road Rage: Study

Nearly eight of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 05:13 PM EDT

K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained

K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained

Despite dire warnings about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, popularly known by names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Kronic, they continue to grow in popularity, NBC News reports.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 04:18 PM EDT

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 11:51 AM EDT

Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments

Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments

“Think of it like a born again eye,” Dr. Chike Mordi from Vision Source in Houston, Texas says of a new treatment's ability to help regenerate eye tissue. With a placenta that meets stringent donor screening and...

NBC Connecticut Joins With Red Cross for Blood Drive
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