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Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 05:34 PM PDT

A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You

A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You

The Zika virus is not usually thought of as a life-threatening virus, but it did kill a man in Puerto Rico. The man, in his 70s, is the first reported U.S. death from the virus, which is spreading across...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 07:38 PM PDT

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial U.S. test Thursday to diagnose the Zika virus, NBC News reported. Quest Diagnostics will use the same method that government labs use to look...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 02:55 PM PDT

Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC

Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC

Birth rates among black and Hispanic teenagers have fallen dramatically over the past decade, but they’re still more likely to have babies compared to their white peers, according to a new report, NBC News...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 03:07 PM PDT

Cheaper & Designer Sunglasses Give Full UV Protection

Cheaper & Designer Sunglasses Give Full UV Protection

Cheap sunglasses and expensive designer eyewear deliver the same amount of UV protection, according to an investigation conducted by the “Today” show. University of California, Berkeley, optometrist Dr.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 04:45 PM PDT

Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study

Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study

A new study shows the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti in 2014, long before it became obvious that it was spreading in Brazil, NBC News reported. The team checked out three mysterious infections in...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 03:23 PM PDT

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

Health care prices vary in different parts of the U.S., according to a new study that digs into the pattern of costs around the country, NBC News reported. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:02 AM PDT

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and regrets drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 03:11 PM PDT

CDC Issues Warning in Bay Area for Deadly Counterfeit Pills

CDC Issues Warning in Bay Area for Deadly Counterfeit Pills

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a warning to Bay Area residents about dangerous counterfeit pills.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 05:30 AM PDT

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

Despite warnings about the dangers laundry detergent pods pose to children, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, NBC's "Today" show reported, citing a new study published Monday. The study...

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 02:41 AM PDT

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Many people who would benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana are beginning to rise up to protest the new laws, NBC News reports. They say “CBD-only” laws allow residents with specified conditions...

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