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  • Family: Surgeons left needle in baby's heart

    Family: Surgeons left needle in baby's heart

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:04:40 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:04:40 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Amara Le and her fiancé first learned baby Katelynn still had a needle inside of her when a doctor discovered it during a follow-up appointment.

    Amara Le and her fiancé first learned baby Katelynn still had a needle inside of her when a doctor discovered it during a follow-up appointment.

  • Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

    Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:23:15 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:56:53 GMT
    (ASRM via AP). This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes...(ASRM via AP). This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes...

    A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each.

    A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each.

  • Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

    Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:23:24 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:56:46 GMT
    (OrganOx via AP). This 2016 photo provided by OrganOx shows Drs. David Nasralla and Annemarie Weissenbacher with the company's metra device holding a liver in Oxford, England. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least...(OrganOx via AP). This 2016 photo provided by OrganOx shows Drs. David Nasralla and Annemarie Weissenbacher with the company's metra device holding a liver in Oxford, England. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least...
    Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants.
    Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants.
  • UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

    UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:56:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:56:24 GMT
    The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease.
    The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease.
  • US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:02:09 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:56:21 GMT
    US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children. (Source: Pixabay)US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children. (Source: Pixabay)

    US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children.

    US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children.

  • Think you have a penicillin allergy? Chances are you don't

    Think you have a penicillin allergy? Chances are you don't

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:26:27 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:31:50 GMT

    Many children are automatically labeled as being allergic to penicillin if they develop a mild rash.

    Many children are automatically labeled as being allergic to penicillin if they develop a mild rash.

  • Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:08:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:29:56 GMT
    The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

  • Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

    Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 06:30:36 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:27:48 GMT
    (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana disp...(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana disp...

    If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to the pro-pot National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws.

    If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to the pro-pot National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws.

  • Thousands of Publix eggs added to recall due to salmonella risk

    Thousands of Publix eggs added to recall due to salmonella risk

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:58:14 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:17:23 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Anyone who purchased contaminated eggs is asked to return them to the store and get a full refund.

    Anyone who purchased contaminated eggs is asked to return them to the store and get a full refund.

  • Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

    Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-04-16 05:38:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:06:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke). In this April, 11, 2018, photo, Dr. Deborah Richter, a family medicine and addiction treatment doctor, talks with a reporter at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid...(AP Photo/Lisa Rathke). In this April, 11, 2018, photo, Dr. Deborah Richter, a family medicine and addiction treatment doctor, talks with a reporter at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid...

    Experts have long argued that medication-assisted treatment should be the standard of care for people addicted to heroin and other opioid drugs, but acceptance lags. 

    Experts have long argued that medication-assisted treatment should be the standard of care for people addicted to heroin and other opioid drugs, but acceptance lags. 

  • 'The man with three faces' receives historic 2nd face transplant

    'The man with three faces' receives historic 2nd face transplant

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:13:56 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:28:58 GMT

    Jerome Hamon’s body rejected his first face transplant.

    Jerome Hamon’s body rejected his first face transplant.

  • Botched cancer test results caused healthy patients to get unnecessary treatment

    Botched cancer test results caused healthy patients to get unnecessary treatment

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:29 GMT
    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. (Source: Pixabay)Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. (Source: Pixabay)

    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments.

    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments.

  • First lady visits memorial dedicated to victims of opioids

    First lady visits memorial dedicated to victims of opioids

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:40:30 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:46:00 GMT
    First lady Melania Trump has visited a Washington memorial dedicated to victims of the opioid crisis.
    First lady Melania Trump has visited a Washington memorial dedicated to victims of the opioid crisis.
  • US health secretary released from hospital

    US health secretary released from hospital

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:22:16 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:26:52 GMT
    U.S. health secretary Alex Azar released from hospital following a 1-night stay for "minor infection".
    U.S. health secretary Alex Azar released from hospital following a 1-night stay for "minor infection".
  • Fewer cavities found in young people

    Fewer cavities found in young people

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:18:01 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:18:01 GMT
    Fewer dental cavities are found in kids and young adults. Even so, some minority groups are still most at risk. (Source: CNN)Fewer dental cavities are found in kids and young adults. Even so, some minority groups are still most at risk. (Source: CNN)

    Fewer dental cavities are found in kids and young adults. Even so, some minority groups are still most at risk.

    Fewer dental cavities are found in kids and young adults. Even so, some minority groups are still most at risk.

  • Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive

    Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-04-16 07:38:22 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:09:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file). FILE - In this June 10, 2017 file photo Austrian singer Conchita Wurst arrives for the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of the City Hall in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for peopl...(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file). FILE - In this June 10, 2017 file photo Austrian singer Conchita Wurst arrives for the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of the City Hall in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for peopl...
    Bearded diva Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive and has been living with the virus for many years.
    Bearded diva Conchita Wurst says she's HIV-positive and has been living with the virus for many years.
  • Granddaughter: Barbara Bush is 'a fighter,' in good spirits

    Granddaughter: Barbara Bush is 'a fighter,' in good spirits

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:18:17 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:03:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, left, speak before a college basketball regional final game between Gonzaga and Duke, in the NCAA basketball tour...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, left, speak before a college basketball regional final game between Gonzaga and Duke, in the NCAA basketball tour...

    A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush appreciates the messages and prayers she is receiving and that she "has been a rock in the face of her failing health."

    A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush appreciates the messages and prayers she is receiving and that she "has been a rock in the face of her failing health."

  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar hospitalized with minor infection

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar hospitalized with minor infection

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:08:42 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 9:25 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:25:01 GMT
    The secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has been hospitalized for treatment of a minor infection.
    The secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has been hospitalized for treatment of a minor infection.
  • New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:50:12 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:21:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...

    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.

    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.

  • Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US

    Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:05:45 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:31:13 GMT
    Navajo Nation latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused opioid crisis.
    Navajo Nation latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused opioid crisis.
  • Hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria: That means poop

    Hand dryers spread bathroom bacteria: That means poop

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:15:09 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:15:09 GMT
    Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. (Source: AP)Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. (Source: AP)

    Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. 

    Scientists say bathroom hand dyers collect and spread bacteria. 

  • Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

    Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:54:48 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-04-13 13:58:20 GMT
    A large study is adding to evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life.
    A large study is adding to evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life.
  • Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:17:42 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:35:30 GMT
    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college...
    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.
  • Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty

    Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:11:43 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:56:49 GMT
    Trump administration expands exemptions from health coverage penalty _ including one for people who object to abortions.
    Trump administration expands exemptions from health coverage penalty _ including one for people who object to abortions.
  • FDA approves first light-adaptive contact lens

    FDA approves first light-adaptive contact lens

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:29:54 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:53:15 GMT
    The FDA has approved contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun. (Source: Pixabay)The FDA has approved contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun. (Source: Pixabay)

    Contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun could soon go on the market.

    Contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun could soon go on the market.

  • The strawberry has a dirty reputation

    The strawberry has a dirty reputation

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:33:44 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:54:55 GMT

    Environmental Working Group ranks the pesticide contamination of fruits and veggies every year.

    Environmental Working Group ranks the pesticide contamination of fruits and veggies every year.

  • Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

    Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:40:37 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:07 AM EDT2018-04-11 07:07:57 GMT
    An Australian farm has recommenced selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in...
    An Australian farm has recommenced selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia.
  • Health officials: Prison program helps lower overdose deaths

    Health officials: Prison program helps lower overdose deaths

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:41:33 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:45:17 GMT
    State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases.
    State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases.
  • Olympians back California plan for disclosures on doctors

    Olympians back California plan for disclosures on doctors

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:43:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:45:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). File - In this Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Women's Gymnastics team member Jordyn Wieber talks during an interview at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). File - In this Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Women's Gymnastics team member Jordyn Wieber talks during an interview at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor...
    Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation.
    Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation.
  • California bill would create health care price controls

    California bill would create health care price controls

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:40:25 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-04-10 19:14:43 GMT
    California's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly.
    California's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly.
  • GRAPHIC: Woman 'embalmed alive' in botched surgery

    GRAPHIC: Woman 'embalmed alive' in botched surgery

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-04-10 10:14:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-04-10 10:14:00 GMT
    Family members and friends describe the woman as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon. (Source: Pixabay)Family members and friends describe the woman as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon. (Source: Pixabay)

    Family members and friends describe the 28-year-old as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon.

    Family members and friends describe the 28-year-old as “sweet” and “tender,” saying she died far too soon.

  • Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

    Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-05 04:15:54 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-10 03:12:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Roo...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Roo...

    The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis.

    The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis.

  • After tourist is hospitalized with measles, officials try to trace his path through the city

    After tourist is hospitalized with measles, officials try to trace his path through the city

    A case of measles was discovered in New Orleans. (FOX 8)A case of measles was discovered in New Orleans. (FOX 8)
    A case of measles was discovered in New Orleans. (FOX 8)A case of measles was discovered in New Orleans. (FOX 8)

    State health officials in Louisiana have confirmed a case of measles in New Orleans.

    State health officials in Louisiana have confirmed a case of measles in New Orleans.

  • Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

    Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-04-05 11:56:07 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:03:38 GMT
    Report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004.
    Report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004.
  • Older adults produce as many brain cells as teens do, study says

    Older adults produce as many brain cells as teens do, study says

    Friday, April 6 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:44:45 GMT
    Friday, April 6 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:44:45 GMT
    A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults. (Source: Pixabay)A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults. (Source: Pixabay)

    A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults.

    A new study challenges the old notion that neurons stop developing after we become adults.

  • After 2 decades of debate, medical 'aid in dying' bill signed into law

    After 2 decades of debate, medical 'aid in dying' bill signed into law

    Thursday, April 5 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-04-06 03:01:44 GMT
    ( Image: Hawaii News Now )( Image: Hawaii News Now )

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday will sign a bill into law that would allow a physician to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. 

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday will sign a bill into law that would allow a physician to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. 

  • Body of missing CDC worker found; no signs of foul play

    Body of missing CDC worker found; no signs of foul play

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-04-05 16:44:38 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-04-05 22:38:12 GMT

    Atlanta police said on Twitter that the body of CDC employee Timothy Cunningham had been discovered Tuesday.

    Atlanta police said on Twitter that the body of CDC employee Timothy Cunningham had been discovered Tuesday.

  • A train filled with human feces has sat for months in an Alabama town. And summer is coming.

    A train filled with human feces has sat for months in an Alabama town. And summer is coming.

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-04-05 13:01:06 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-04-05 14:01:24 GMT

    Train cars containing millions of pounds of human poo have sat in an Alabama railyard since February.

    Train cars containing millions of pounds of human poo have sat in an Alabama railyard since February.

  • Woman nearly loses foot after spider bite

    Tyler woman nearly lost her foot after spider bite

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-04-04 10:36:12 GMT

    A Tyler woman is warning all East Texans of a potentially dangerous threat in the area, something she says nearly caused the loss of her foot: the bite of a brown recluse spider.

    A Tyler woman is warning all East Texans of a potentially dangerous threat in the area, something she says nearly caused the loss of her foot: the bite of a brown recluse spider.

  • Health clinics may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis

    Health clinics may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis

    Monday, March 26 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-03-26 20:19:10 GMT
    Monday, March 26 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-03-26 20:19:10 GMT
    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)
    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk.

    The Galveston County Health District said it’s working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk.

  • Flu season continues decline, 5 more children die

    Flu season continues decline, 5 more children die

    Friday, March 9 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-03-09 19:22:34 GMT
    Friday, March 9 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-03-09 19:22:34 GMT
    More than 24,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1 and March 6. (Source: CDC)More than 24,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1 and March 6. (Source: CDC)
    More than 24,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1 and March 6. (Source: CDC)More than 24,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1 and March 6. (Source: CDC)

    More than 24,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1 and March 6.

    More than 24,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1 and March 6.

  • Tens of thousands may have been exposed to mumps at cheerleading meet

    Tens of thousands may have been exposed to mumps at cheerleading meet

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 10:53 AM EST2018-03-07 15:53:56 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-03-07 17:18:42 GMT
    Tens of thousands of people who attended a national cheerleading competiton have been told to look out for signs of the mumps after an infected person attended the championship last month. (Source: Pixabay)Tens of thousands of people who attended a national cheerleading competiton have been told to look out for signs of the mumps after an infected person attended the championship last month. (Source: Pixabay)

    Tens of thousands of people who attended a national cheerleading competiton have been told to look out for signs of the mumps after an infected person attended the championship last month. 

    Tens of thousands of people who attended a national cheerleading competiton have been told to look out for signs of the mumps after an infected person attended the championship last month. 

  • 'Plogging' combines fitness, litter removal

    'Plogging' combines fitness, litter removal

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 6:10 AM EST2018-03-07 11:10:11 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 7:24 AM EST2018-03-07 12:24:59 GMT
    'Plogging' it's a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. (Source: Pixabay)'Plogging' it's a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. (Source: Pixabay)

    "Plogging" is a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. 

    "Plogging" is a way people can take care of themselves and their environment at the same time. 

  • CDC: Opioid overdoses jump 30% across US

    CDC: Opioid overdoses jump 30% across US

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-03-06 22:21:42 GMT
    Tuesday, March 6 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-03-06 22:25:24 GMT

    Opioid overdoses went up 30% from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states, the CDC says.

    Opioid overdoses went up 30% from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states, the CDC says.

  • Toxic cloud: Study says teens shouldn't vape

    Toxic cloud: Study says teens shouldn't vape

    Monday, March 5 2018 5:43 PM EST2018-03-05 22:43:38 GMT
    Monday, March 5 2018 5:43 PM EST2018-03-05 22:43:38 GMT

    Study author Mark Rubinstein said there’s no reason teenagers should be vaping.

    Study author Mark Rubinstein said there’s no reason teenagers should be vaping.

  • Flu season peaks, but 17 more children die

    Flu season peaks, but 17 more children die

    Friday, March 2 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-03-02 17:59:58 GMT
    Friday, March 2 2018 2:49 PM EST2018-03-02 19:49:55 GMT

    Southern states have been especially hard hit with 33 of the 114 pediatric deaths taking there.

    Southern states have been especially hard hit with 33 of the 114 pediatric deaths taking there.

  • Flu season shows signs of ebbing, but risk remains

    Flu season shows signs of ebbing, but risk remains

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-23 21:51:41 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-23 21:51:41 GMT
    Flu activity remains high in 39 states, according to the CDC. (Source: CDC)Flu activity remains high in 39 states, according to the CDC. (Source: CDC)

    The weekly report from the CDC on influenza reveals receding rates of doctor visits and deaths, though the virus remains widespread.

    The weekly report from the CDC on influenza reveals receding rates of doctor visits and deaths, though the virus remains widespread.

  • An MRI at one hospital could cost hundreds less at another

    An MRI at one hospital could cost hundreds less at another

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:57 AM EST2018-02-21 15:57:39 GMT

    Simple medical tests or procedures such as MRI's or blood tests could vary in costs by the hundreds at different medical facilities. 

    Simple medical tests or procedures such as MRI's or blood tests could vary in costs by the hundreds at different medical facilities. 

  • 22 more children die from flu, brings total to 84

    22 more children die from flu, brings total to 84

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-02-16 18:40:09 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-02-16 18:40:09 GMT

    Southern states have been especially hard hit ,with 24 of the pediatric deaths taking place in eight southern states.

    Southern states have been especially hard hit ,with 24 of the pediatric deaths taking place in eight southern states.

  • Nanorobots destroy cancerous tumors

    Nanorobots destroy cancerous tumors

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-02-12 21:57:32 GMT
    Monday, February 12 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-02-12 23:04:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Doctors could soon use tiny robots to fight cancer.

    Doctors could soon use tiny robots to fight cancer.

  • Tide Pods look too tasty: New York lawmakers want a change

    Tide Pods look too tasty: New York lawmakers want a change

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 2:02 AM EST2018-02-07 07:02:52 GMT
    Wednesday, February 7 2018 2:02 AM EST2018-02-07 07:02:52 GMT

    During January, there were at least 86 reported cases of teenagers intentionally eating detergent pods.

    During January, there were at least 86 reported cases of teenagers intentionally eating detergent pods.

  • Researchers discover cancer 'vaccine'

    Researchers discover cancer 'vaccine'

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-02-06 23:41:53 GMT
    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-02-07 03:44:29 GMT

    Researchers are optimistic about the vaccine helping cancer patients after successfully testing it on mice.

    Researchers are optimistic about the vaccine helping cancer patients after successfully testing it on mice.

  • GA First Lady diagnosed with breast cancer

    GA First Lady diagnosed with breast cancer

    Monday, January 29 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-01-29 20:39:37 GMT
    First Lady Sandra Deal (Source: Office of the Governor's website)First Lady Sandra Deal (Source: Office of the Governor's website)

    Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, announced a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis Monday. 

    Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, announced a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis Monday. 

  • A man's tattoo left doctors debating whether to save his life

    A man's tattoo left doctors debating whether to save his life

    Photograph of the Patient’s Tattoo Entered into the Medical Record to Document His Perceived End-of-Life Wishes. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine)Photograph of the Patient’s Tattoo Entered into the Medical Record to Document His Perceived End-of-Life Wishes. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine)

    Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate." What would you do? It sounds like a worst-case-scenario question from a medical ethics course, but it really happened recently at a Florida hospital. A newly published study in The New England Journal of Medicine explored the eth...

    Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate." What would you do? It sounds like a worst-case-scenario question from a medical ethics course, but it really happened recently at a Florida hospital. A newly published study in The New England Journal of Medicine explored the eth...

  • Ketamine, 'Special K,' is a party drug now being used to treat depression, PTSD, and more

    Ketamine, 'Special K,' is a party drug now being used to treat depression, PTSD, and more

    Monday, November 20 2017 1:55 PM EST2017-11-20 18:55:15 GMT

    Military veteran Kevin Dunaway served in the army for 26 years, and today he works as a high school honors chemistry teacher. He’s proud of his role as a former soldier, father, and teacher, but admits he struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

    Military veteran Kevin Dunaway served in the army for 26 years, and today he works as a high school honors chemistry teacher. He’s proud of his role as a former soldier, father, and teacher, but admits he struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

  • Fentanyl, morphine among drugs recalled due to possible contamination

    Fentanyl, morphine among drugs recalled due to possible contamination

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:38:08 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:38:08 GMT

    The FDA reported that among the lots recalled are powerful painkillers Fentanyl and morphine, as well as Oxytocin, which is commonly used to induce labor.

    The FDA reported that among the lots recalled are powerful painkillers Fentanyl and morphine, as well as Oxytocin, which is commonly used to induce labor.

  • Petland puppies linked to multi-state outbreak

    Petland puppies linked to multi-state outbreak

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:49:51 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    The CDC is investigating a bacterial infection outbreak believed to be transmitted to people from puppies sold at the national pet store chain Petland.

    The CDC is investigating a bacterial infection outbreak believed to be transmitted to people from puppies sold at the national pet store chain Petland.

  • Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby before having her own

    Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby before having her own

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-07-29 01:05:53 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-07-29 01:12:11 GMT
    Dr. Amanda Hess helped deliver another woman's baby before she gave birth to her own. (Source: WKYT/CNN)Dr. Amanda Hess helped deliver another woman's baby before she gave birth to her own. (Source: WKYT/CNN)

    A Kentucky OBGYN found herself jumping into action on a day she was at the hospital as a patient, ready to have her own baby.

    A Kentucky OBGYN found herself jumping into action on a day she was at the hospital as a patient, ready to have her own baby.

  • Blood from 94 donors helps save new mother's life

    Blood from 94 donors helps save new mother's life

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-07-28 15:17:40 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Eden Antoinette is a happy, healthy baby. She was born only six days ago to two loving parents. But Eden may never comprehend the frantic hours spent trying to save her mother's life.

    Eden Antoinette is a happy, healthy baby. She was born only six days ago to two loving parents. But Eden may never comprehend the frantic hours spent trying to save her mother's life.

  • Makeup aimed at young girls found to contain 'deadly poison'

    Makeup aimed at young girls found to contain 'deadly poison'

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-07-17 16:40:47 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-07-22 17:07:50 GMT

    A kind of makeup aimed at girls and tweens has been found to contain asbestos, a deadly poison.

    A kind of makeup aimed at girls and tweens has been found to contain asbestos, a deadly poison.

  • Chipotle shuts Virginia store after reports of illnesses

    Chipotle shuts Virginia store after reports of illnesses

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:55:39 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    Chipotle says it temporarily shut down a restaurant in Virginia following reports of customers becoming ill.

    Chipotle says it temporarily shut down a restaurant in Virginia following reports of customers becoming ill.

  • Mistake in birth control packaging could lead to unintended pregnancy, FDA says

    Mistake in birth control packaging could lead to unintended pregnancy, FDA says

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:40:12 GMT
    (Source: FDA)(Source: FDA)

    The Baltimore, MD company Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced on May 25 the issuance of a voluntarily recall of Mibelas 24 FE chewable oral contraceptive, with a May 2018 expiration date.

    The Baltimore, MD company Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced on May 25 the issuance of a voluntarily recall of Mibelas 24 FE chewable oral contraceptive, with a May 2018 expiration date.

  • Modern Family star Sarah Hyland refutes anorexia claim

    Modern Family star Sarah Hyland refutes anorexia claim

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:18:59 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:28:37 GMT

    Modern Family star Sarah Hyland says she's unhappy about being so skinny and is not anorexic but declined to specify the health issues she's battling. 

    Modern Family star Sarah Hyland says she's unhappy about being so skinny and is not anorexic but declined to specify the health issues she's battling. 

  • Xavier and LSU researchers say a 'super cocktail' kills breast cancer cells

    Xavier and LSU researchers say a 'super cocktail' kills breast cancer cells

    Researchers at Xavier and LSU could be on to something big: a recipe that attacks breast cancer cells. An LSU professor came up with the natural mix of antioxidants years ago, and now Xavier researchers look into whether it could work in other cancers.

    Researchers at Xavier and LSU could be on to something big: a recipe that attacks breast cancer cells. An LSU professor came up with the natural mix of antioxidants years ago, and now Xavier researchers look into whether it could work in other cancers.

  • Doctors handle rising number of cases of tick bite that causes meat allergy

    Doctors handle rising number of cases of tick bite that causes meat allergy

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:56:45 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Reaction to the insect's bite is quickly becoming one of the top cases handled by local allergy specialists.

    Reaction to the insect's bite is quickly becoming one of the top cases handled by local allergy specialists.

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  • First child flu-related death reported in SC

    First child flu-related death reported in SC

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:00 PM EST2018-02-09 22:00:40 GMT
    (Source: WIS)(Source: WIS)

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that a child has died from the flu, the first this flu season in the state.  

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that a child has died from the flu, the first this flu season in the state.  

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