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Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:51 PM EST

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:45 AM EST

'Take All Their Excuses Away': Hard Cases in Heroin Fight

'Take All Their Excuses Away': Hard Cases in Heroin Fight

Long before President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and pledged to "overcome addiction in America," addiciton counselor DeValle Williams was fighting in the trenches, where it's...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 04:59 AM EST

UN Voices Alarm About Spread of HIV in Egypt

UN Voices Alarm About Spread of HIV in Egypt

The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 05:11 AM EST

CVS Health-Aetna Deal Could Reshape Health Industry

CVS Health-Aetna Deal Could Reshape Health Industry

CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest health insurer, in order to push...

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 at 05:25 PM EST

Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

This year’s flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season, NBC News reported. Widespread flu activity is currently in four states where last...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:04 PM EST

1st Baby From a Uterus Transplant in the US Born in Dallas

1st Baby From a Uterus Transplant in the US Born in Dallas

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in North Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM EST

US Troops Get Freeze-Dried Plasma for Battlefield Bloodshed

US Troops Get Freeze-Dried Plasma for Battlefield Bloodshed

All of the U.S. military's special operations fighters now being sent to war zones have freeze-dried blood plasma, a crucial addition to first-aid kits that can prevent badly wounded troops from bleeding to...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 01:06 AM EST

US Approves Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction

US Approves Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The Food and...

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 at 03:13 PM EST

About 11 Percent of Drugs in Poor Countries Are Fake: UN

About 11 Percent of Drugs in Poor Countries Are Fake: UN

About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health...

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 07:33 PM EST

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide. Facebook already has mechanisms for flagging posts from people thinking about harming themselves. The new...

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