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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 02:20 PM EDT

300 Charged in Nation's Largest Health Care Fraud Bust

300 Charged in Nation's Largest Health Care Fraud Bust

About 300 people in more than half the states have been charged in the largest crackdown to date on health care fraud, federal authorities announced Wednesday. According to the Departments of Justice...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 02:01 PM EDT

Americans Spend $30 Billion a Year on Alternative Medicine

Americans Spend $30 Billion a Year on Alternative Medicine

Americans spend a substantial part of out-of-pocket health care costs on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, even though there is little evidence some...

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 03:24 PM EDT

Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico at Risk for Zika: CDC

Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico at Risk for Zika: CDC

The zika virus is spreading quickly in Puerto Rico, meaning hundreds of babies could be born with birth defects, NBC News reports. More than 1 percent of all Puerto Rico blood donations tested in early...

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:28 PM EDT

Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Drug Over Chemo

Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Drug Over Chemo

Lung cancer patients who have never been treated will now get the same drug used to help former President Jimmy Carter, NBC News reported. Researchers said they wanted to give Keytruda to 305 lung cancer...

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 03:04 PM EDT

Zika Awareness Campaign Unveiled at Bradley International

Zika Awareness Campaign Unveiled at Bradley International

Connecticut officials have kicked off a Zika virus awareness campaign at Bradley International Airport.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 07:49 PM EDT

3 Babies Born in US With Birth Defects Caused by Zika: CDC

3 Babies Born in US With Birth Defects Caused by Zika: CDC

Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 01:47 PM EDT

UN No Longer Deems Coffee Possible Carcinogen

UN No Longer Deems Coffee Possible Carcinogen

The World Health Organization's research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn't enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency...

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 04:34 PM EDT

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Overdoses, Accidental Deaths Rise Among Americans: Report

Accidents are killing more Americans each year, increasingly from overdoses and falls. A new report from the National Safety Council said that in 2014, more than 136,000 Americans died accidentally.

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 09:18 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Researcher Infected With Zika in Lab Accident

Pittsburgh Researcher Infected With Zika in Lab Accident

The University of Pittsburgh says one of its researchers became infected with the Zika virus in a lab accident. The scientist accidentally stuck herself with a needle last month during a Zika experiment.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 07:43 PM EDT

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Teen Smoking Rate Drops, But More Kids Are Vaping

Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before, NBC News reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that just 11 percent of high school students said they smoked in 2015.

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