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Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:07 PM PDT

Non-Profit Brings Cutting Edge Hope to Cancer Patients

Non-Profit Brings Cutting Edge Hope to Cancer Patients

Danville based non-profit Lazarex Cancer Foundation connects cancer patients with clinical trials taking place throughout the world.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:36 AM PDT

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:37 AM PDT

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM PDT

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 03:40 AM PDT

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 at 09:33 AM PDT

Cannabis Cooking Classes Aim to Pivot Pot to the Mainstream

Cannabis Cooking Classes Aim to Pivot Pot to the Mainstream

When Sallie B. lectures her weekend class about marijuana, she likes to make her spiel as accessible as possible.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 05:53 AM PDT

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 03:43 AM PDT

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:33 AM PDT

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 06:55 PM PDT

New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Save Thousands of Lives

New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Save Thousands of Lives

New lung cancer screenings could save thousands of lives from the leading cause of fatal cancer, according to the American Lung Association.

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