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Reports of hundreds of deaths spark concern over new drug

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:00:11 GMT

Two years ago, Brendan Tyne pleaded with the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug that he was hopeful could finally bring his mother some peace.

Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:55:58 GMT

A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn't help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn't really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a $240 million medical fraud case. The Department of Justice said Monday he had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn't need, all to fund his "lavish" and "opulent lifestyle."

Travel snacks, as picked by nutritionists

Fri, 18 May 2018 08:36:29 GMT

Traveling can wreak havoc on our diets, but packing a nutritious snack or meal before heading out the door can get us started on the right healthy eating track and perhaps give us a bit of wiggle room for indulgences before arriving at our destination.

Where thousands of women travel abroad for an abortion

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:23:59 GMT

Julie O'Donnell was 29 weeks pregnant, on a flight from Dublin to Liverpool that was packed with rowdy holidaymakers, tears streaming down her face.

Santa Fe shooting victim worked two jobs to take care of her ill husband; her death may save his life

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:34:57 GMT

Cynthia Tisdale spent the last years of her life working two jobs to help pay for the medical expenses of her husband, who suffers from a life-threatening lung disease.

10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:03:35 GMT

The death toll from an outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 10 in India's southern state of Kerala.

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:05:00 GMT

An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape.

Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students

Thu, 17 May 2018 00:39:06 GMT

Complaints about Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist for students at the University of Southern California, went back decades. Now, the university is acknowledging them.

A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:14:22 GMT

Germ-free childhoods followed by infections later in life can trigger the onset of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests.

Christianity and depression: It's complicated

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:47:44 GMT

NRA's incoming president ties Ritalin to school shootings

Mon, 21 May 2018 21:58:20 GMT

Oliver North, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that Ritalin -- a drug commonly used to treat ADHD -- is somehow linked with school shootings. Experts weigh in on that idea.

Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to a city, raising concerns over its control

Thu, 17 May 2018 22:23:44 GMT

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now entered a "new phase," after the first urban case was confirmed in Mbandaka city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:02:31 GMT

Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates.

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

Mon, 21 May 2018 22:30:11 GMT

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests.

Science can explain why some people hear Laurel and others hear Yanny

Wed, 16 May 2018 22:40:57 GMT

As if we needed another thing to divide America.

Since Parkland, 14 states have introduced measures to arm teachers and staff

Mon, 21 May 2018 21:01:35 GMT

Once again, we're talking about arming teachers as a solution to gun violence.

FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

Fri, 18 May 2018 19:09:37 GMT

The FDA approved a preventive treatment option for migraine patients that should be available within a week and is expected to cost $575 monthly or $6,900 annually.

25 people hospitalized in New York from what police suspect was synthetic marijuana

Sun, 20 May 2018 08:29:59 GMT

Twins treated for genetic disorder in the womb

Fri, 18 May 2018 08:45:56 GMT

Corinna already had one child with a genetic disorder that left him unable to sweat or grow teeth normally.

How a group of teenagers convinced the Utah legislature to recognize climate change

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:36:19 GMT

Piper Christian has yet to vote in her first election, but she's already changing the political landscape in her state.

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:29:35 GMT

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study.

We have a vaccine for Ebola. Will it work?

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:56:54 GMT

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine.

A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:37:16 GMT

If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence.

How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:49:24 GMT

One of Michael Jackson's most spectacular dance moves is not biomechanically feasible without the special prop he invented, say neurosurgeons.

Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

Tue, 22 May 2018 08:35:06 GMT

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.

Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:50 GMT

Before the Trump administration even announced a new rule to stop Title X-funded health centers from providing abortions, the responses poured in.

The Kentucky county where the water smells like diesel

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:01:51 GMT

Hope Workman drives up the side of a mountain just for drinking water. She and many others in Martin County, Kentucky don't trust what comes out of their tap.

Congress passes 'right-to-try' bill for terminally ill people

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:06:12 GMT

The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation today that could give terminally ill patients the right to seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The new frontier of doping will modify athletes' DNA

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:04:50 GMT

In 2008, an Olympic year, Lee Sweeney's phone was ringing nonstop.