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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 05:26 AM PST

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: Studies

'Magic Mushrooms' May Ease Anxiety, Depression: Studies

The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer,...

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 06:22 PM PST

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, located...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 08:41 PM PST

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Some 90 percent of those diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotics, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:21 AM PST

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is marveling doctors with his resiliency a year after he was brought to New York to undergo reconstructive surgery. Nine-year-old Dunia...

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 06:07 PM PST

Health Officials Urge People to Avoid Eating Crab Guts

Health Officials Urge People to Avoid Eating Crab Guts

Last year, the Dungeness crab season was delayed four months due to high levels of domoic acid found in the crabs caused by an algae bloom. At $6 a pound, fishermen are happy to be making money during the...

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 04:03 PM PST

US Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades: CDC

US Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades: CDC

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday. The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control...

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 04:11 AM PST

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth

Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies. The...

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 09:24 AM PST

Zika Birth Defect May Appear Months After Birth: CDC

Zika Birth Defect May Appear Months After Birth: CDC

Babies whose mothers are infected with the Zika virus may develop small heads months after birth, meaning the birth defect may still affect infants who don't immediately present with it, according to new...

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:42 AM PST

Love Your Pets, Just Don't Feed Them Turkey

Love Your Pets, Just Don't Feed Them Turkey

Thanksgiving is about sharing, but that doesn't include Fido.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 08:57 AM PST

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because some jars have been mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy without mentioning it contains milk and soy. The labeling issue...

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